Chef Yan named as the 2022 recipient of the nation’s most prestigious honor
Public television star Chef Martin Yan will again be recognized by the James Beard Foundation, this time receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual James Beard Awards ceremony on June 13, 2022, in Chicago.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those individuals whose lifetime body of work have had a positive and long-lasting impact in the way people eat, cook, and think about food in America.
“I am honored to be recognized for the work I’ve done over the last four decades,” said Chef Martin Yan. “The Yan Can Cook Show allowed me to journey to incredible places and meet with unforgettable people all around the world. My heart is more than full in accepting this special award from the James Beard Foundation.”
This prestigious culinary award follows the recent announcement of Chef Yan’s upcoming project bringing his internationally loved style and flavors to Bally’s Las Vegas, soon to be rebranded Horseshoe Las Vegas, in the third quarter of 2022. The Chef’s first Las Vegas restaurant, M.Y. Asia, will celebrate many of Asia’s beloved dishes and preparations and bring authentic Asian cuisine to the resort. M.Y. Asia diners will enjoy flavors from across the continent including specialties from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The title star of public television station’s (APT) Yan Can Cook, Chef Yan’s high-energy hosting, extraordinary charm, and approachable recipes have brought Asia into American homes since 1982. A culinary powerhouse, Chef Yan has hosted over 3,000 shows while guest-starring on many more – earning several James Beard Awards, as well an Emmy. The James Beard Foundation previously recognized him with an award for Best Television Cooking Show in 1994, Best Television Food Journalism in 1996, and a Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America in 2001.
The international food ambassador has published over 30 cookbooks and continues to host events, tours, and social media videos. His adventures into the various cultures and communities of Asia have brought new focus and understanding into the depths and flavors of Asian cuisine.
ABOUT MARTIN YAN
For four decades, legendary chef Martin Yan has educated and entertained millions around the world. His Yan Can Cook series (3,500 shows and counting) is one of the longest running cooking programs from Singapore to San Francisco. Beyond the public airwaves Chef Yan’s business enterprise includes several successful restaurant ventures, 30 plus cookbooks, countless public appearances, and culinary consulting projects for many Fortune 500 businesses. Always eager to lend a hand to worthy causes, Chef Yan is active in helping many charitable foundations in their fundraising efforts. He’s also a frequent judge and panel member in numerous national and international culinary competitions, including the Iron Chef on the Food Network (U.S. / Canada / Vietnam). Follow Chef Yan on Facebook and Instagram.