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Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook to visit SXU

Famous chef and cooking show host to perform exhibition, available for media interviews

news story imageChicago (Sept. 3, 2009) Famed chef and national television personality Martin Yan will perform a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Yan will perform a knife work exhibition in the SXU Diner, located in the Warde Academic Center. The event is open to the public.

The Diner’s Wild Greens station will be transformed to a Yan Can Cook station for the day, serving new made-to-order Yan noodle and rice bowls. The bowls, inspired by Yan’s cuisine, will be available each Wednesday at Wild Greens.

In addition to hosting the award-winning PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982, Yan has authored more than two dozen cookbooks and appeared as a guest judge on Iron Chef America.

“We are extremely excited to have a renowned chef like Mr. Yan demonstrate his skills at Saint Xavier,” said Director of Dining Services Joe Vetter.

Yan is available for media opportunities from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on campus. Journalists interested in interviewing Yan should contact Jay Foot, executive director of media relations, at (773) 298-3927 or foot@sxu.edu.

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Jay Foot                                                           
Executive Director of Media Relations 
(773) 298-3937 or foot@sxu.edu