Chef Martin Yan to Receive Masters of Taste Award

For release January 7, 2017

Media Contact Brian Miller (707)557-8700

San Francisco, California – Chefs In America will honor Chef Martin Yan with their prestigious Maitre du Gout (Master of Taste) Award at Macy’s Cellar Kitchen in San Francisco as part of the Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 11, commencing at 2:00pm. The award will be bestowed just prior to Chef Martin Yan’s demonstration at Macy’s Union Square, Lower Level, Cellar Kitchen at 170 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, California. The demonstration portion of the event runs until 3:00pm. The event is subject to change or cancellation. Seating is first come, first served.

Martin Yan, Chef and partner of M.Y. China restaurant will receive the Master of Taste Award as well as demonstrate his approach to traditional Chinese cuisine. The Master of Taste Award is only bestowed to Chefs who have demonstrated expertise that embraces all culinary pursuits, including a deep, practical understanding of cuisines from around the world. In addition, past award winning Chefs have used their massive palate memory, derived from decades of taste exposure and evaluatory thought, to create dishes that are unique, but also deeply rooted in tradition.

Chef Martin Yan is the celebrated host of over 3,000 cooking shows,
Chef Yan is a certified Master Chef and has contributed his talents to 30 cookbooks. A valued instructor at top culinary institutions, including the California Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu and Johnson & Wales University, Chef Yan is also a restaurateur bringing Chinese culinary tradition and culture to light via an authentic, modern dining experience.

Chefs In America, a 30 year old national Chef Organization, headquartered here in the Bay Area, that has bestowed Gold Medal awards to superior food and beverage products as well as to exemplary Chefs nationwide for decades.

“We are extremely proud to present our Master of Taste Award to Chef Martin Yan in San Francisco, at Macy’s, during the Chinese New Year Celebration,” said Chefs In America Director, Brian Miller. “We here in the Bay Area, and indeed throughout the world, have watched Chef Martin Yan become a cultural ambassador, paving the way for more Chefs to become expert in world cuisine and instilling in them, the same sense of excitement and enthusiasm that have been his hallmark throughout his career.”


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