Ming Tsai was born on the 29th March 1964, in Newport Beach, California USA, of Chinese descent, and is a celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality. His cooking style is fusion which means that he that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Ming is the host of the cooking show “Simply Ming” (2003 – present) aired on American Public Television, and “Ming’s Quest” on the Fine Living Network. He has been inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. Tsai has been active in the industry for almost 20 years, since 1998.
How much is the net worth of Ming Tsai? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is equal to $10 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Cooking is the main source of Tsai’s fortune.
Ming Tsai Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, the boy grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and was educated at The Miami Valley School. His family owned a restaurant entitled Mandarin Kitchen, and he used to help his parents. Then he studied at Phillips Academy, before graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering. Following this, he graduated from Cornell University earning a Master’s degree in Hospitality, Marketing and Hotel Administration. Then, he enrolled into the school of culinary based in Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. While still a student, he played squash professionally, and when he studied in France, he took part in the European circuit. Tsai is fluent in four languages which include Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and English.
Concerning his professional career, he debuted in Sara Moulton’s cooking show. Then he launched his own cooking show, “East Meets West” (1998 – 2003) aired on the Food Network. In 1999, Ming won the Daytime Emmy Award as the Outstanding Service Show Host. Meanwhile, Tsai’s family opened their first family restaurant entitled Blue Ginger, which is based in Wellesley, Massachussetts, USA. It should be said that Tsai has written the following cookbooks “Simply Ming: One-Pot Meal”, “Simply Ming in Your Kitchen”, “Ming’s Master Recipes”, “Simply Ming” and “Blue Ginger”. Since 2003, he has been hosting his own cooking show “Simply Ming” broadcast on American Public Television. What is more, Ming Tsai is the host of “Ming’s Quest” on the Fine Living Network – all add to his net worth.
In addition to this, he has taken part in other shows, including several episodes of the children’s series “ZOOM” (2004) and “Arthur” (2005). As a guest star, he was invited into the episode of the cooking show “Top Chef”, and judged in the cooking competition series “Cooking Under Fire”. As a contestant he participated in the 1st season of the reality cooking show “Iron Chef America” (2005) and won, leaving the celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay behind. In 2010, he launched a mini restaurant entitled Blue Ginger Noodle Bar, inside Blue Ginger.
To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the overall size of Ming Tsai;s net worth and popularity.
Finally, in the personal life of the chef, Ming Tsai has been married to Polly since 1995, and they have two sons.
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