Master chef to demo skills near Cranberry Township

February 6, 2013 by  

Cranberry Township residents will get to see the talent of a great chef up close when Martin Yan makes an appearance in nearby Pine Township at the end of February.

Chef Yan has written more than 30 cookbooks and hosted more than 3,000 cooking show episodes over the course of his multi-decade career. As both a chef and cooking instructor, he combines knowledge of Chinese and Asian cuisine with a sharp wit.

Yan has been cooking professionally since a young age. He began an apprenticeship at the age of 13. He then went on to study at Hong Kong’s Overseas Institute of Cookery, before traveling to the U.S., where he earned a Master’s degree in food and science at the University of California, Davis.

His first cooking show, ‘Yan Can Cook’, aired in 1978. By 1985, it was airing around the world. The show aired daily and was the first to show how to prepare Chinese cuisine. Over the years, the format of the original show evolved and began to include other Asian styles of cooking. Chef Yan also began traveling and demonstrating his cooking skills in various locations.

Yan will make two appearances in the Cranberry area. His first demonstration will take place in Pine Township at the Market District store at 11:00 am on February 23. The second demonstration will be at 3:00 pm the same day, at the Market District in Bethel Park. Both events are free, but registration is required. Cranberry Township printing services can be used to advertise the cooking demonstrations and to send reminders to those who have signed up.