Event sponsorships available now! Reserve your VIP seats today.
Individual tickets on sale July 15th while supplies last.


Author Event Ticket Pricing:

Single Ticket: Includes autographed Best Of Yan Can Cook recipe book$100
Single ticket with VIP Pack: includes autographed Best of Yan Can Cook
recipe book PLUS chef grade knife, knife sharpening tool,
deluxe chopsticks set from exclusive Yan Kitchen Collection
$150
Reserved Preferred Seating Table (10 Seats): includes autographed
Best of Yan Can Cook recipe book per person
$1,500
Reserved Preferred Seating Table (10 Seats) with VIP Pack: includes
autographed Best of Yan Can Cook recipe book PLUS chef grade knife,
knife sharpening tool, deluxe chopsticks set from exclusive Yan Kitchen
Collection per person
$2,000

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming Signature Author Event featuring celebrity Chef Martin Yan. Together, we aim to raise crucial funds and awareness for the Library. Join us Saturday, September 21st from 11am – 1pm for our first Signature Author Event featuring Chef Martin Yan!

At this event, Chef Martin Yan will perform an entertaining cooking demonstration while sharing the inspiration behind his 30+ cookbooks. Guests will enjoy a lunch featuring Chef Yan’s award-winning menu, complete with wine pairings.

Autographed copies of his newest releases “Best of Yan Can Cook” (2023) and “My Asian Kitchen” (2024) will be available. Chef Martin Yan is one of the most recognizable chefs in the culinary world and we anticipate a large turnout.

About Chef Yan

“If Yan Can Cook, So Can You!” has always been the motto of Chef Martin Yan!  With his extraordinaire, popular television host of more than 3,500 culinary and travel TV shows and author of 34 cookbooks including his brand-new cookbooks – “Martin Yan’s Best of Yan Can Cook” and “MY Asian Kitchen”. He is one of the most recognizable Chinese Chef in the culinary world, from Shanghai to San Francisco, with a career spanning over four decades. Promoting Chinese and Asian cuisines, making the food easy for the cook has been his life-long mission.  

His award-winning public television series, Yan Can Cook, airing since 1978, has introduced generations of audiences to Chinese and Asian cuisines.   Chef Yan has received numerous awards and recognitions including the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022, and the lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Cooking Professionals. He was also honored with the 2023 Culinary Excellence Award at the Sonoma International Film Festival. 

Never the one to rest on his laurels, Chef Yan has remained an active international food and cultural ambassador. He roams the world working with home chefs and top chefs to entertain and educate the public, sharing his unique humor and strong passion for cooking. 

The San José Public Library Foundation is truly grateful for the support from our
event sponsors and individual donors.

If you would like to make your sponsorship online or make a donation to support literacy in lieu of OR in addition to attending this event, please use our donate button below and select “Other” under “Where to Give” and indicate Signature Author Event in the space provided.

 

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