Ming Tsai Chef 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 Tsai became Iron Chef Tsai as he joined the cast of five world-class chefs in the Netflix series Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Chef Tsai is the foremost interpreter of East-West cooking. He has always been a believer that "you are what you eat" and that food is medicine.Experience: Chef Ming Tsai has over 40 years of experience. Chef Tsai has hosted and executive produced the PBS cooking show, Simply Ming, for 18 seasons. Chef Tsai is a leading voice for stop AAPI hate initiatives, a chef ambassador for World Central Kitchen, and the chairman of the National Advisory Board for Family Reach, helping raise over $10 million for the foundation since 2012. In 2020, Chef Tsai founded MingsBings: a nationally recognized, award-winning, consumer-packaged goods startup. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.