'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend': Who is Ming Tsai? Emmy-winning chef's net worth
TV show host, restaurateur and celeb chef Ming Tsai is all set to take on the Kitchen Stadium for the second time!
If you've been a long-time fan of the 'Iron Chef' series, then brace yourself, because 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' is finally here! As per the synopsis of the series "The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the ground-breaking culinary competition that started it all. It’s been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience. This is where world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports."
This season, there aren't just three Iron Chefs in the Kitchen Stadium but five -- with the likes of Curtis Stone, Marcus Samuelsson, Gabriela Camara, Dominique Crenn and Ming Tsai taking centre stage. One thing is for sure -- this is about to be the most intense season yet! Looking for other culinary reality shows? You might want to consider 'MasterChef Junior' and 'MasterChef: Back to Win'.
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Who is Ming Tsai?
Ming Hao Tsai is a restaurateur, television personality, and celebrity chef. He was born on March 29, 1964, in Newport Beach, California, and his full name is Clayton Ming-Hao Tsai. His mother, Iris, owned a Chinese restaurant, while his father Stephen Tsai was an engineer. Growing up, Tsai worked in his mother's restaurant, Mandarin Kitchen. He attended Yale University, and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. Post this, he earned his master's degree in hotel administration and hospitality marketing from Cornell University. He also attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Over the course of his career, Tsai became a household name after hosting shows such as 'Simply Ming', 'Ming's Quest' and 'East Meets West'. He even won the Daytime Emmy award in 1999, in the category Outstanding Service Show Host.
As per Celebrity Networth, Tsai has an impressive net worth of $10 million. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, seeing that he has had quite the career, which includes running two award-winning restaurants -- Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, his line of plant-based pocket snacks called Ming Bings and his multiple TV shows. He also authored multiple books -- 'Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming Tsai', 'Simply Ming', 'Ming’s Master Recipes', 'Simply Ming One-Pot Meals', and 'Simply Ming In Your Kitchen'.
'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' premieres on June 15, 2022 only on Netflix.