Helen Roberts is the Culinary Development and Public Relations manager of Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc., and has been with the company for 27 years. She currently oversees Kikkoman’s Kitchen and the development and testing of a wide variety of on-trend Asian, American and international recipes for home cooks.
With her lively personality and easy-going approach to great home cooking, Helen has made frequent television and Internet appearances. Before moving into her current position, she spent 25 years in product development for Kikkoman.
She is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, has studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and completed coursework in food styling in Los Angeles in January 2009.
Lawrence Chu is the head chef, founder and owner of Chef Chu’s Chinese Restaurant in Silicon Valley, CA and author of several cookbooks, including, “Celebrating Your Place at Our Table.” He was born in Szechuan, China and lived in various cities in China for 19 years before moving to San Francisco.
In 1970, Chu opened the doors of Chef Chu’s in Los Altos, California, forty miles south of San Francisco. In addition to his own restaurant cooking classes, Chu has shared his knowledge and expertise through television appearances, public cooking demonstrations and guest lecturing at culinary academies and food forums.
Chef Chu’s Restaurant and Chef Chu have received much praise and many accolades over the past forty years, even being introduced at a State Luncheon at the White House as “The Best Chinese Chef in America” by Former Secretary of State, George Shultz.
Chef Chu and his wife live in Los Altos, and he continues to teach and serve delicious Chinese food daily to loyal customers and newcomers who are just discovering the excellence of his cuisine.
Chef Chu is a paid spokesperson for Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.