Ming Tsai Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2021
Facts of Ming Tsai
Date of Birth: 1954 , March-29
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Ming Tsai
Father Stephen Tsai
Mother Iris Tsai
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Newport Beach, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Chef
Net Worth $ 5 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Polly Tsai (m. 1995)
Children David Tsai, Henry Tsai
Education Phillips Academy
Awards James Beard Award 2002
TV Show Simply Ming, East Meets West, Iron Chef America, Sara’s Weeknight Meals
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Ming Tsai is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality. He is best known for hosting a cookery show called Ming's Quest. He currently hosts a cookery show called Simply Ming.

Early Life and Education

Ming Tsai was born on March 29, 1954, in Newport Beach, California, the U.S. By profession Ming is working as an American restaurateur. Ming is also a television personality and he is also dictated with his popularity with linkage within fusion cuisine as a celebrity chef.

From Miami, he started his early schooling at The Miami Valley School. Similarly, his family restaurant also supported him to become a cook and the name of their family restaurant is Mandarin Kitchen where his mother used to serve the best dishes in the town. 

Later, for further education Ming joined Yale University for his education and he grabbed his degree in the subject of mechanical engineering. Due to his interest in hotel management, he grabbed his master’s degree in the subject of hotel administration.

He had his degree from Cornell University and later he also joined the Le Cordon Bleu for his further building of confidence within the culinary arts and schooling. 


Ming is a very strong independent personality. With winning the award of Culinary Hall of Fame, he is also dictated by a successful person in the town. But his back step within his clarification about his personal life saddens his fans because they want to know more about him.

His fusion cooking style made him earn his popularity and his mother encouraged him to own his restaurant within the town. His childhood was spent within Dayton, Ohio. Ming's father was a tourist guide, therefore, he had many stories of his traveling during his lifetime.

Personal Life

Ming has reached the age of 53 now. He is a married man and has two children. He married Polly Talbott in April 1996. The couple is blessed with two sons, David and Henry.

In addition, he was never spotted during college time with any girls mentioning as his girlfriend/affair, and moreover, he never claimed any girls as his wife.

In addition, Ming has also never faced any rumor and controversy in his life ever. Ming is a very positive man and his passion is balanced both in his bio of a career as well as in his personal life. Ming also claimed he will be dictating about his spouse is near among the media publicly.

Height, Net Worth and Salary

Ming looks so tall and handsome in his height but like other missing information, there is no clear information about his body measurement and his height.

Ming earning a salary is very wealthy and he is about to collect the exclusive sum of net worth that is around 5 million American dollars in the year 2015 and dictating as a successful chef.