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Yan Can Cook, "Martin Yan's Chinatowns ", PBS

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Chef Martin Yan has been credited with helping to forge the way for the tremendous popularity of TV chefs and cooking shows today, as well as being one of the single biggest influences in bringing Asian cuisine and culture to the American mainstream. He is dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Chinese and Asian cooking and furthering the understanding and enjoyment of these excellent cuisines and cultures through spirited fun and entertainment.

His latest cookbook releases include the award-winning Chinese Cooking for Dummies (HungryMinds), and Martin Yan's Asian Favorites (Ten Speed Press) autographed copies available exclusively online from his official website YanCanCook.com, part of the AsianConnections.com community. His cookbooks and online recipes have a huge following of loyal fans year after year. Currently, he's busy filming for the next "Yan Can Cook" series, "Martin Yan's Chinatowns," which features dishes from Chinatowns around the world, debuting Fall 2002.

Born in Guangzhou, China, Yan always possessed a passion for cooking. However, his formal introduction to the culinary world started at age thirteen when he began his first apprenticeship for a well-established Hong Kong restaurant.

After earning his diploma from the Overseas Institute of Cookery, Hong Kong, Yan traveled to Canada and then on to the United States. Before receiving his M.S. in Food Science from the University of California, Davis, Yan taught Chinese cooking for the University of California extension program. He later began hosting the popular show "Yan Can Cook."

He has been a frequent guest chef-instructor at professional chef programs, including the California Culinary Academy, Johnson & Wales University (he served on both schools' advisory committees), the Culinary Institute of America, the University of San Francisco, and Chinese chef training programs across North America.

Martin is the founder of the Yan Can International Cooking School in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Martin has received special recognition among his peers as a master chef. He is a 2001 inductee for the James Beard Foundation's D'Artagnan Cervena Who's Who of Food and Beverage, which honors food and beverage professionals for their significant and lasting achievements.

He has also received a Daytime Emmy Award, a James Beard Award for Best TV Food Journalism, and a James Beard Award for Best TV Cooking Show. He has been honored with the prestigious Antonin Careme Award by the Chef's Association of the Pacific Coast and the Courvoisier Leadership Award by Courvoisier.

Along with Paul Prudhomme, Martin was named Culinary Diplomat for the American Culinary Federation. For his contribution to the food and hospitality industry he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Culinary Arts, along with America's First Lady of cooking, Julia Child, from the world's leading culinary training mecca, Johnson & Wales University. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from the Colorado Institute of Art.

Media Appearances Yan's many guest appearances on national and international television include "The Today Show" (NBC), "The Rosie Show" (ABC), "A & E: Top Ten Television Chefs" (A&E), "Cooking Live with Sara Moulton" (Food Network), "The Tonight Show" (NBC) "Good Morning America" (ABC), "Q&A Asia" (CNN International), "Lo & Co." (CNBC Asia), "Howie Mandell Show" (ABC), "Donny & Marie Show" (ABC), and "Mornings on Two"

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Martin Yan's China

Martin Yan's China

Martin Yan Quick and Easy

Martin Yan Quick and Easy

Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Martin Yan's Feast : The Best of Yan Can Cook

Martin Yan's Feast : The Best of Yan Can Cook

The Yan Can Cook Book

The Yan Can Cook Book

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Martin Yan

Yan Can Cook, "Martin Yan's Chinatowns ", PBS

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Martin Yan Biography

Chef Martin Yan has been credited with helping to forge the way for the tremendous popularity of TV chefs and cooking shows today, as well as being one of the single biggest influences in bringing Asian cuisine and culture to the American mainstream. He is dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Chinese and Asian cooking and furthering the understanding and enjoyment of these excellent cuisines and cultures through spirited fun and entertainment.

His latest cookbook releases include the award-winning Chinese Cooking for Dummies (HungryMinds), and Martin Yan's Asian Favorites (Ten Speed Press) autographed copies available exclusively online from his official website YanCanCook.com, part of the AsianConnections.com community. His cookbooks and online recipes have a huge following of loyal fans year after year. Currently, he's busy filming for the next "Yan Can Cook" series, "Martin Yan's Chinatowns," which features dishes from Chinatowns around the world, debuting Fall 2002.

Born in Guangzhou, China, Yan always possessed a passion for cooking. However, his formal introduction to the culinary world started at age thirteen when he began his first apprenticeship for a well-established Hong Kong restaurant.

After earning his diploma from the Overseas Institute of Cookery, Hong Kong, Yan traveled to Canada and then on to the United States. Before receiving his M.S. in Food Science from the University of California, Davis, Yan taught Chinese cooking for the University of California extension program. He later began hosting the popular show "Yan Can Cook."

He has been a frequent guest chef-instructor at professional chef programs, including the California Culinary Academy, Johnson & Wales University (he served on both schools' advisory committees), the Culinary Institute of America, the University of San Francisco, and Chinese chef training programs across North America.

Martin is the founder of the Yan Can International Cooking School in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Martin has received special recognition among his peers as a master chef. He is a 2001 inductee for the James Beard Foundation's D'Artagnan Cervena Who's Who of Food and Beverage, which honors food and beverage professionals for their significant and lasting achievements.

He has also received a Daytime Emmy Award, a James Beard Award for Best TV Food Journalism, and a James Beard Award for Best TV Cooking Show. He has been honored with the prestigious Antonin Careme Award by the Chef's Association of the Pacific Coast and the Courvoisier Leadership Award by Courvoisier.

Along with Paul Prudhomme, Martin was named Culinary Diplomat for the American Culinary Federation. For his contribution to the food and hospitality industry he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Culinary Arts, along with America's First Lady of cooking, Julia Child, from the world's leading culinary training mecca, Johnson & Wales University. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from the Colorado Institute of Art.

Media Appearances Yan's many guest appearances on national and international television include "The Today Show" (NBC), "The Rosie Show" (ABC), "A & E: Top Ten Television Chefs" (A&E), "Cooking Live with Sara Moulton" (Food Network), "The Tonight Show" (NBC) "Good Morning America" (ABC), "Q&A Asia" (CNN International), "Lo & Co." (CNBC Asia), "Howie Mandell Show" (ABC), "Donny & Marie Show" (ABC), and "Mornings on Two"

Martin Yan Videos

  • Martin Yan's China: Beijing - Peking Duck and Fine Dining - YouTube
  • Jacob's Creek True Passion with Chef Martin Yan - YouTube

Martin Yan Books

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  • How to book Martin Yan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Martin Yan for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Martin Yan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Martin Yan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Martin Yan?

    Booking fees for Martin Yan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Martin Yan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Martin Yan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Martin Yan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Martin Yan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Martin Yan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Martin Yan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Martin Yan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Martin Yan for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Martin Yan generally travels from San Mateo, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bobby Flay, Art Smith, Rocco DiSpirito, Rick Bayless and Emeril Lagasse. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Martin Yan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Martin Yan Speaker Videos

  • Martin Yan's China: Beijing - Peking Duck and Fine Dining - YouTube
    Jacob's Creek True Passion with Chef Martin Yan - YouTube

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