Ken Hom OBE born May 3, 1949 is a Chinese-American chef, author and television-show presenter for the BBC, specialising in Chinese Cuisine. In 2009 he was appointed honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for “services to culinary arts”.
His series for KBS, a five-hour documentary on the history of the noodle, sold in 23 countries and won the prestigious Peabody award in 2010. In 2012 he co-presented the BBC series Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure with Ching He Huang.
Since 1986 Hom has had a base in Paris. In 1997 he settled permanently in south west France in a restored 13th century tower.