Red 8 at Encore Boston Harbor Announces New Executive Chef

  • 26-SEP-2023


Chef Kevin HanQing Yuan Brings Extensive Experience to Encore Boston Harbor

EVERETT, MA (September 26, 2023) – Encore Boston Harbor has appointed Chef Kevin HanQing Yuan as executive chef of Red 8. With more than 25 years of experience elevating Chinese cuisine around the world, Chef Yuan is responsible for overseeing culinary operations at the property's signature Cantonese restaurant.
Hailing from China and Macau, Chef Yuan most recently served as executive chef at Ilani Casino in Ridgefield, Wash. and executive chef at Imperial Garden in Kent, Wash. He also spent time in kitchens of renowned hotels and restaurants including Hakkasan in San Francisco, the Hotel Shanghai and the Crown in Macau. 
"We are lucky to have Chef Yuan join our culinary team," said Jenny Holaday, president of Encore Boston Harbor. "With his unique expertise and dedication to his craft, our guests can expect an authentic taste of Asia in every dish." 
"It is an honor to join the Red 8 and Encore Boston Harbor team," said Yuan. "Red 8 has an outstanding reputation and I look forward to creating memorable experiences for guests whenever they dine with us."
In his new role, Yuan will lead the culinary program and talent development for Red 8. He will draw on his years of experience producing menus that showcase hard-to-find delicacies and feature a fusion of both classic and modern Chinese dishes to elevate the Red 8 experience. 
Red 8 offers a diverse menu of regional Chinese specialties, from Cantonese classics to flavors of Shanghai and Sichuan. The restaurant's Peking Duck is a standout, served with exquisite presentation directly from the oven. Coupled with the restaurant's dim sum, wok-tossed noodles and seafood dishes, each meal is a feast for the eyes and the palate. 
About Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, features more than 210,000 square-feet of gaming space, over 2,700 slot machines, nearly 200 table games and a state-of-the-art sportsbook. Situated on the Mystic River in Everett, Massachusetts, and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor boasts 671 spacious hotel rooms, a Forbes Five-Star spa, salon and fitness center, specialty retail shops, a variety of dining and lounge venues, including Forbes Four-Star rated Rare Steakhouse and more than 50,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting spaces. The grounds feature a six-acre Harborwalk with pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the waterfront, an event lawn, public art, and ornate floral displays. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The casino offers free self-parking for all guests seven days a week.
Encore Boston Harbor is a proud partner of the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and New England Revolution. For more information, visit or follow Encore Boston Harbor on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.