The Tuxton

The Tuxton Story

Tuxton China Company started business in 1999, but it has a long family history which has contributed to its success. Back in 1963 T.Y. Lam founded what came to be known as the world famous Chinese Ceramic Arts Import and Export Company. Due to his renowned reputation and the fact that the Chinese Government was privatizing factories, Mr. Lam took over a government factory in order to continue expanding his business. So in 1989 The Lynn’s Group (which currently makes chinaware for the retail industry) was formed in conjunction with his other business.

While the Lynn’s Group continued to grow, Mr. Lam recruited his children to help run the company and keep his legacy alive. Eventually they opened offices in Hong Kong, China and the United States. While Lynn’s kept up the retail manufacturing, the company also began to manufacture for numerous well-known companies in the U.S. foodservice industry. This move led to the founding of Tuxton China Inc.

Three generations of the Lam family continue to run Lynn’s and Tuxton China, and with the addition of William Burden (former owner of Burden China Co., Inc.) who became Tuxton’s President in 2001, Tuxton has become one of the top suppliers in the foodservice industry.

For more than a decade, Tuxton has been anchored by its core values of passionate dedication to customer service, excellence in product quality, high integrity, embracing innovation, and last but not least, a positive and humble attitude. These values, along with Tuxton’s dedication to its employees and customers, continue to drive the company to be the best in the industry.

Core Values


Tuxton China Inc. has long identified sustainability as one of the company’s top priorities. Our sustainability vision involves being an active part of the solution to restore the global ecosystem and reduce Tuxton’s impact on the local environment.

Energy Awareness

Tuxton’s goal is to reduce overall energy use through operational changes, such as participating in Southern California Edison’s Demand Response Program by reducing electricity usage during periods of peak demand.

Alternative Energy

The solar array on the rooftop of our corporate headquarters in Walnut, CA is connected directly to the facility’s internal electric system. This is another major step forward in integrating our sustainability initiatives, focusing on reducing our carbon footprint and investing in the future of our company.


One of our corporate objectives is to deliver high-quality products that are manufactured with efficient energy usage, controlled emissions, and minimal waste. One of the sustainability initiatives is to eliminate waste in the production process, which is made possible by recycling discarded materials while making sure the products meet our stringent technical criteria.

3R Program: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

  • Natural Ventilation and Daylight System
  • Recycling of Discarded Ceramic, Clay and Plaster
  • Energy Source: Natural Gas
  • Water Recycling System
  • Capture of Kiln’s Residual Heat
  • Green Space
  • Dust Treatment System

Energy-Saving Technology

Another way that Tuxton reduces the amount of energy usage is by utilizing the latest energy-saving solutions on company desktops, laptops, and office equipment. Older and less efficient computers are replaced with newer, more energy-efficient units.

Paperless Initiative

As far back as 2002, Tuxton implemented a print-less initiative to reduce printing.

Come join us on our quest to create a new industry benchmark for environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Industry Outreach

Follow us on @tuxtonchina to learn more about how to get involved in our communities!

ICCA: International Corporate Chefs Association

The International Corporate Chefs Association (ICCA) is the first chefs association

designed exclusively for corporate chefs from the nation’s largest chains and multi-unit operations. Membership is limited to the highest ranking culinarians from the top 200 multi-unit foodservice operations in the nation.

Tuxton is a Patron Sponsor

GCIA: Global Culinary Innovators Association

The Global Culinary Innovators Association (GCIA) was created for the leading menu developers within the nation’s fastest growing multi-unit foodservice operations. The GCIA is for the lead menu developers for the chains ranked 201-400 in annual sales.

Tuxton is a Corporate Sponsor

encouraging education & supporting our industry

Tuxton Pro Cookware is proud to be the official Purveyor of Cookware at Platform by the James Beard Foundation --
Come see us in action in NYC!
Along with seven annual Plate Your Way to Success scholarships, Tuxton is proud to be a Champion Legacy Supporter of the Culinary Institute of America in the effort to help build the future of the foodservice industry.
Tuxton donates the plating dishes for the Careers through Culinary Arts (C-CAP) annual competitions to win scholarships for high school students to get them on a path to success.