Yan Kitchen

Frozen food co. bringing Chef Martin Yan’s Chinese dishes to consumer...


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Yan Kitchen:
Fast Facts

Chef Martin, a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Yan is undisputedly the most famous Asian chef in the United States, Canada, and China. Earlier this year he opened a major restaurant in Las Vegas, attracting many guests who are in search of his incredible cuisine. 

Chef Martin has also appeared on 3000 PBS Shows and published 26 cookbooks.

Now he wants to bring his multi-decade award-winning expertise right to your home in the form of Yan Kitchen, a startup frozen food company bringing Chef Martin Yan’s incredible Chinese dishes to consumers.

The Problems With
Frozen Foods…

Is that they, like so many restaurants, rarely live up to expectations

There is no point in going out to eat if the food disappoints. Then you get the bill and the horror sets in -- what did I just do!?!?

So you head to the supermarket and walk down the frozen aisle, hoping for a restaurant-quality meal -- you know, from good restaurants -- right in your home. But so many are unhealthy, have poor ingredients, too much fat, or worse. And the taste rarely lives up to expectations.

The Solution Your Taste Buds
Have Been Waiting For

Why We’ll Lead

Traction & Accomplishments 

Our remaining team (which you can read more about in the next section) make us even stronger, but we must also note that we have already created one product, 7 Grain Fried Rice, that is fully developed and ready for production. We are also prepared to add two other fried rice products, one with vegetables and one with tofu, in a few months.

Better still, we have other versions -- with beef, chicken and shrimp -- in the works, but it takes longer to achieve USDA approval when protein is involved. Once cleared for takeoff, there will be nothing stopping us.

Meet The Team 

Richard F. Gray
DIRECTOR AND CEO

One of the country’s leading strategists in the direct-to-consumer perishable food business, with a book about frozen food logistics published in March 2022.

Martin Yan 
CULINARY ADVISOR AND SPOKESMAN

Chef Yan is a celebrity chef with a worldwide audience and recognition measuring in the hundreds of millions of fans over his career.

Alfred Cheung
VP OF OPERATIONS AND CULINARY ADVISOR

Mr. Cheung’s career encompasses over 35 years of executive, strategic, and general management in R&D, quality management, manufacturing, food safety and business development. A highly acclaimed MULTI-BILLIONS (in USD) food product developer and business executive and one the very few 2000+ (according to IFT, 2019 statistics) CFS (Certified Food Scientist®) in the world.

Richard Silverman 
COO AND CFO

Previously served as the CFO of three highly ranked Inc 500 meal plan companies.


Andrew Jacobs 
MARKETING CONSULTANT

Heads Gravitas Marketing Strategies, a resource for small and mid-market organizations with over 40 years of experience. 

Sue Clinard
MARKETING CONSULTANT

Nearly two decades of natural foods experience in the emerging brand space, developing consumer-facing strategy and leading marketing efforts to launch brands and drive consumer engagement.

Fredric Schwartz 
MARKETING CONSULTANT

President and Founder of BrightStag Digital Marketing, a boutique agency with the primary focus of helping direct-to-consumer brands build a dominant market presence. 

Hugh B.L. McClung 
DIRECTOR

Senior business executive with over 25 years experience in venture investment, startup management, and acquisition and strategic alliances. Listed in Who Who of California  Venture Capital Mangers.

C.M. Shih 
CHAIRMAN

20+ years experience in private equity, venture capital, and investment banking in the US and China.

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