Draeger's Welcomes Martin Yan for Two Fall Cooking Classes

Releases Fall Cooking School Schedule

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 11, 2015) - Draeger's Supermarkets, Inc. today announced that Chef Martin Yan, renowned chef and cookbook author, will host two cooking classes this fall. Yan, founder of Yan Can Cook and a celebrated chef, television personality and author, will host demonstration classes at the Draeger's Blackhawk and Draeger's San Mateo locations. During the classes titled "Entertaining at Home with Martin Yan," Yan will share the recipes and techniques to prepare a Chinese-inspired meal using traditional Asian ingredients such as tofu, seaweed, seafood and tapioca.

"Asian flavors continue to grow in popularity, and I plan to demonstrate how students can get the most flavor out of their food using the freshest and most natural ingredients," said Yan. "I have enjoyed working with Draeger's and the Draeger family through the years, and look forward to creating a fun and memorable experience for their customers."

"For over 25 years, Draeger's has provided a forum for bringing the world's most renowned chefs to our customers in the Bay Area," said Kathleen Taggart, director of Draeger's Cooking School and HOME Department. "Having worked with Martin on past classes, we expect he will bring his signature flair and extensive food expertise to those who register for his classes."

The class at Draeger's Blackhawk will take place on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Draeger's Blackhawk is located at 4100 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville, CA. The class at Draeger's San Mateo will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Draeger's San Mateo is located at 222 E 4th Ave in San Mateo, CA. Seats are available for $90 each. Registration is on a first-come, first-served, pre-paid basis and must be booked through www.draegerscookingschool.com. In addition to the classes hosted by Yan, Draeger's has released its fall catalog featuring over 80 classes on a variety of topics. Classes are hosted at the San Mateo, Blackhawk and Menlo Park locations.

About Draeger's Cooking School

Draeger's Cooking School opened in 1990, with its first location in the Draeger's Menlo Park store. Since its inception, the school has hosted high-profile celebrity chefs, as well as some of the industry's rising stars. The school releases a new schedule of classes three times a year. Interested parties can not only attend scheduled classes, but can book private parties and team events. For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.draegerscookingschool.com.

About Martin Yan

Martin Yan is the celebrated host of over 3,500 cooking shows, broadcast worldwide. He enjoys distinction as a certified Chinese Master Chef, a highly respected food consultant, a chef instructor and a prolific cookbook author. Yan's restaurants include M.Y. Noodles in Rohnert Park and M.Y. China, a modern fine dining Chinese restaurant in downtown San Francisco. His diverse talents have found expression in 30 cookbooks, including the award-winning "Martin Yan's Feast;" "Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking" (intro by Julia Child); "Martin Yan's Quick & Easy;" and his latest, "Martin Yan's China." His latest television series, "Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam," is currently airing worldwide. Dedicated to demystifying Chinese and Asian cooking, Yan uses spirited lessons to further the understanding of these excellent heritages, lifestyles and cuisines and the cultures that created them.

About Draeger's Supermarkets, Inc.

Draeger's has been celebrating family and food since 1925 when founder Gustave Draeger opened "Draeger's Delicatessen" on a street corner in San Francisco. Still family-owned and operated today, the stores have transformed into true "marketplaces" where customers can find the highest quality specialty and gourmet items, produce, meat, wine, liquor, prepared bakery and deli foods, flowers and housewares. Three of four locations feature a cooking school, and the company's San Mateo location features Viognier Restaurant, where the full food experience comes together using the finest ingredients and latest cooking techniques. Draeger's not only offers an extensive variety of high-quality foods and specialty items, it strives to create a complete and celebratory food experience. It is where discerning home cooks, experienced chefs and everyday people come to celebrate food, family and life.Draeger's Supermarkets and Draeger's logo are trademarks of Draeger's Supermarkets, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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