Speaker: Ming Tsai MPS ’89, Founder, President, and Chef, MingsBings and Blue Dragon
Chef Ming Tsai is a James Beard & Emmy Award-Winning chef, philanthropist, TV personality, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of award-winning restaurants, author of five cookbooks, and current host/executive producer of PBS-TV’s Simply Ming. In 2022, Chef Ming became Iron Chef Ming Tsai as he joined the cast of 5 world-class chefs in the Netflix series Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. In 2020, Tsai founded MingsBings: a nationally recognized, award-winning, consumer-packaged goods startup. MingsBings brings healthy, plant-based, gluten-free, convenient food to the frozen food aisle.
Beyond his contributions through MingsBings, Tsai lives by a “Do Good” mentality. He is the Chairman of the National Advisory Board for Family Reach and has helped raise over 10 million dollars for the foundation since 2012. He is also a leading voice for stop AAPI hate initiatives, including partnering with Harney and Sons to create his “Be Kind” tea blend, contributing all proceeds to stop AAPI hate initiatives. Tsai is also a chef ambassador for World Central Kitchen; he has raised over a million dollars for the organization and has cooked alongside José Andrés when needed. Tsai has appeared in publications from Esquire to The Boston Globe, was featured on People magazine’s list of 50 most beautiful people. He is also a regular contributor to Good Morning America.