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 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.