Episode 15

Ming Tsai: Award-Winning Chef & Restaurateur

Meet Ming Tsai, James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV host, cookbook author, and most recently, founder of MingsBings, a veggie-filled umami-packed patty. In this episode, Ming and Kelly chat about:

  • How Ming went from a degree in mechanical engineering to a career in hospitality
  • The biggest misconceptions about running restaurants and how the current environment has impacted his business strategy
  • His dedication to the Lee Initiative, which is supporting restaurant staff nationwide
  • All about MingsBings, from what a “bing” is to what inspired Ming to create the freezer-to-frying-pan snack

Ming Tsai

Show Guest

Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Blue Dragon in Massachusetts and his latest venture BABA at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana. An Emmy Award-winner, Ming hosts PBS-TV’s Simply Ming, now in its 17th season. Ming is also the author of five cookbooks and the creator of MingsBings, a new line of veggie-filled patties. Ming supports many charities, including Family Reach, a non-profit whose mission is to provide financial relief and support to families fighting cancer, of which he is currently the Chairman of the National Advisory Board.

Resources From This Episode

Mings Bings


blue dragon restaurant

Blue Dragon Restaurant

lee initiative

The Lee Initiative

family reach foundation

Family Reach


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