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Ming Tsai is Chef/Owner of the world-renowned East/West bistro, Blue Ginger, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Since its opening in February of 1998, Blue Ginger has impressed diners from Boston and beyond with its unique cuisine. Esquire Magazine honored Ming as “Chef of the Year” in 1998. Four years later, the James Beard Foundation crowned Ming as the 2002 “Best Chef Northeast” and the 2002-03 & 2004-2005 Zagat Restaurant Guide rated Blue Ginger the “2nd Most Popular Boston Restaurant.” In 2005, Ming was honored as “Restaurateur of the Year” by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. Ming is also an award-winning television star. He won an Emmy in 1998 for his hosting of the Food Network’s “East meets West, Cooking with Ming Tsai” Ming is currently the host of Public Television’s cooking show, SIMPLY MING, and one of three celebrity judges on PBS’s ‘reality’ cooking show, COOKING UNDER FIRE, He is also the author of three popular cookbooks, “Blue Ginger,” “Simply Ming” and “Ming’s Master Recipes.” A native of Dayton, Ohio, Ming is a graduate of Yale University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a master’s degree in Hotel Administration and Hospitality Marketing from Cornell University.

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