Ming Tsai is a pioneer and innovator in East-West cuisine and the chef/owner of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, MA and Blue Dragon in Boston, MA. In its first year, Blue Ginger was named “Best New Restaurant” by Boston Magazine, was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as “Best New Restaurant 1998,” and Esquire Magazine named Ming Tsai as “Chef of the Year 1998.” The James Beard Foundation crowned Ming “2002 Best Chef Northeast” and since 2002, Zagat Restaurant Guide has rated Blue Ginger the “2nd Most Popular Boston Restaurant.”

Additionally, Ming opened his Asian gastropub, Blue Dragon, in February 2013. Blue Dragon has already been awarded one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants 2013” and listed as one of Zagat’s “24 new restaurants you need to know about around the US.” Ming hosts and executive produces the Emmy-nominated public television show, Simply Ming, now in its twelfth season. He began cooking for television audiences on the Food Network, where he was the 1998 Emmy Award-Winning host of East Meets West with Ming Tsai. Ming’s Quest, his popular cooking adventure series, also aired on Food Network.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Seven Chefs, One Big Island