Martin Yan

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Birthday
22, 1948
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
22, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
China

About

Both a chef and food writer who began hosting the acclaimed PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook in 1982. He received an honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts by Johnson & Wales University and has won a Daytime Emmy Award as well as two James Beard Awards for Best TV Food Journalism and Best TV Cooking Show.

Before Fame

He first started cooking when he was 12 years old. He worked at his uncle's Chinese restaurant while attending Munsang College before receiving a diploma from the Overseas Institute of Cookery of Hong Kong, and later a Master of Science degree in food science from University of California, Davis.

Trivia

He has been a guest judge on the shows Iron Chef Vietnam, Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen and Iron Chef America. He has written over a dozen cookbooks.

Family Life

He is a Chinese-born Hong Kong-American man with a wife named Susan, and sons named Colin and Devin. His mother was a restaurateur and his mother was a grocer.

Associated With

He is a celebrity chef on television like Gordon Ramsay.