Machiko Chiba

Machiko Chiba, inventor of the Cook-Zen, is a bestselling cookbook author and television personality in Japan. A proponent of ‘good food and good health,’ she teaches her microwave cooking techniques to aspiring chefs around the world.

Ms. Chiba has been awarded the Grand Prize from the following: National Nori-Seaweed Cooking Competition, National Tofu Cooking Competition, National Meat Society Cooking Competition. For her invention, the Cook-Zen, she has also received the Plastic Material Everyday Use Award 2003 and the National Economic and Industrial Director’s Award. Ms. Chiba is the author of over 14 cookbooks, including The Cook-Zen Cookbook and The Cook-Zen Way to Eat. She divides her time between Tokyo and New York.

Diana Kuan