Chef Tom Lin’s Bio

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Chef Tom Lin:

Was born in Taiwan and has lived in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and New York City. He currently resides in SE Michigan.

His passion is for cooking. He has owned several restaurants in Michigan. Chef Tom specializes in Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines. He has over 30 years of experience making delicious Asian inspired food. Chef Tom is also a culinary instructor and does local appearances that include TV cooking segments, Trade Shows and other speaking engagements. Chef most recently appeared on the Food Network on Cutthroat Kitchen, where he won his episode. He has also appeared on a Guy Fieri cooking competition show and will have another appearance on a special edition series of Cutthroat Kitchen in Spring of 2015.

Chef Tom has received many awards and recognition for his cooking and success in the restaurant industry. His goal is to prepare a vast variety of quality dishes that are not only delicious but can be prepared healthfully too.

Being a natural at teaching (he has trained over 300 chefs), he wants to be able to share his knowledge and cooking skills. In addition, Chef has a vast knowledge of the Asian culture and has anecdotal explanations and stories that tie into his food.

A true pleasure to watch Chef Tom at what he does best!

   Cooking Demonstrations / Segments / TV:

      The Food Network  (Guys Grocery Games) (Cutthroat Kitchen – 2 appearances)

      Fox news – WJBK  •    Youtube (Fortunecooking)

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          Living Social     •     Private Home Parties and Catering  •   Brighton Optimist Club

        In restaurant demos (including kid’s classes)    •    Linden School District     •  Girl Scouts of SE Michigan

                                    International Women’s Show  •  YMCA of Michigan

                  Teachings:  Spring / Summer 2015

     Grosse Pointe War Memorial    •    Brighton Community Education

Hartland Community Education   •  Huron Valley Community Education

Ann Arbor Community Education / Whole Foods    •    Kids Cooking Camps

Howell Community Education  •  Novi Community Education   •  Livonia Community Education

 Plymouth/Canton Community Education  •  The Community House – Birmingham

Feedback from guests, customers and viewers:

“An amazing chef who really understands Asian inspired cuisine. He is the real deal!”

Ms. J Hill

“Tom, thanks for a most wonderful time this evening. Our cooking class will long be remembered. We also loved seeing you here in Panama City Beach.”

Fred & Maureen

(Regarding a Private Party)
“Diane and Bob……the special evening at your home……. participating in Tom’s delicious Chinese menu…..was fun and exciting. Many thanks for the invite. The people and the food made for a sensational event.”

Mari and Thom

“Hello Chef Tom! I wanted to let you know that I tried your Chow Fun dish, and it was AMAZING! I’ll keep making it as a regular dish from now on, and I’m definitely going around to trying more of your dishes. Also, I love it that you make everything simple! I’ve subscribed and look forward to more delicious dishes. “


“Very good recipes and helpful cooking tips. I love it, keep the recipes coming. Happy New year!”


“Thank you so much for teaching me how to make Asian food. You sound so happy when you do it! Your recipes are great, It’s nice that you take time out of your day to teach us.”


“Chef Tom! I have not come across a Chef for YEARS with everything you offer! You are a “teacher” You have taught me so much…and I walk away from the lesson feeling so confident, relaxed & a HUGE SMILE on my face…I Salute You!”

C. Lombard