After dreaming of becoming a chef since childhood, Keisuke Matsushima graduated from culinary school and pursued further training in kitchens across France. In 2002, Matsushima opened Kei’s Passion in Nice when he was merely 25 years old. His superior cuisine earned him a Michelin Star in 2008, making him the youngest non-French cook in France to do so. The restaurant was subsequently expanded and is now welcoming guests as KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA.
In 2009 he opened a restaurant in Tokyo, showcasing his exquisite cuisine until its closure in 2020. In 2010, Matsushima was awarded the L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as the youngest laureate and appointed as Sake Samurai by JSS. Additional awards include the L’Ordre du Mérite Agricole in 2016 and a nomination as one of 20 innovators of the future at the WIRED Audi Innovation Awards 2018. In addition to working as the owner-chef of his own restaurant, Matsushima hosts a number of cooking classes and gives talks at organizations and companies to help people learn about the true value of good food and eating.