Cheers to 10 Years: Cooking Live with Chef Ming Tsai

June 10, 2021

Over the past decade, Chef Ming Tsai has hosted his iconic Cooking Live events across the country to bring people together in support of Family Reach. On June 10, 2021, we’re coming together virtually to celebrate Chef Ming’s unwavering commitment to the cancer patients and families we serve. Join us to see Chef Ming’s cooking skills in action, show your support for the cancer community, and raise a glass to 10 years!

Through hosting 27 Cooking Live events, engaging his expansive network, and leading with generosity, Chef Ming has raised $9.3 million for our organization. Let’s help Ming reach the fundraising milestone of $10 million in 10 years!

A look back at Cooking Live over the years
Cooking Live!

Cooking Live! Boston 2018 Impact and Recap

On Monday, May 14, we hosted our 7th annual Cooking Live! event. Taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Boston, this event brought our cancer-fighting families together alongside our generous community, sponsors and talented chefs.

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Thai Ginger Curry


Toasted Coconut Tempura Shrimp

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Mike Alkire



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Peyton Howell

EVP, Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer


Dion Warren

Dion Warren

VP, Head, U.S. Oncology Business Unit

Takeda Oncology

Kevin Ban

Kevin Ban

Chief Medical Officer


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Portrait Photography by Lindsey Michelle Willams

David Hysong

Founder & CEO


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Mark DeLeo

Chief Executive Officer

B&W Quality Growers

Peter Merrigan

Peter Merrigan

CEO & Managing Partner

Taurus Investment Holdings

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Five Spice Old Fashion

Serves 1

  • 2 ounces Maker’s Mark
  • 1 ounce five spice syrup
  • 1 orange peel

Fill a tall glass with ice, add whiskey and syrup to glass and stir well. Strain to rocks glass and fill with fresh ice. Rim with orange peel and float as garnish.

Five Spice Syrup

Makes ½ cup of syrup

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder (cinnamon works too) 
  1. In a small pot, whisk all ingredients together and simmer on medium heat until reduced by half. It should give you ½ cup of syrup. 
  2. Transfer syrup from pot to heat proof vessel and chill in the refrigerator. 

Note this should be made ahead of time


Hosted by Chef Ming Tsai and
Family Reach CEO
Carla Tardif