FST Alumnus Martin Yan donates archive to UC Davis

9-year-old Martin Yan
Martin Yan, at 9 years old, cooking in his family’s kitchen. (Photo credit: UC Davis Library/Archives and Special Collections)
Martin Yan with Food Tech Club
Martin Yan joins Food Tech Club members on a visit to UC Davis in 2002-2003. Picture from FST archives.

World-renowned celebrity chef Martin Yan’s collection of nearly 3,000 cookbooks, his first wok, thousands of photographs and other media will be the main ingredients in an archive to be established in his name at the University of California, Davis.

Yan and his wife, Susan, both UC Davis graduates, recently gifted the items and funds to create the Chef Martin Yan Legacy Archive in the UC Davis Library Archives and Special Collections.

Martin Yan earned a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a master’s degree in 1977, both in food science.  

You can read the rest of the UC Davis News story by Sarah Colwell, January 24th, 2022 here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/chef-martin-yan-and-wife-donate-archive-uc-davis