FoodyDirect Announces Partnership with James Beard Award Winning Chef Ming Tsai

Celebrity Chef to become Spokesperson Of E-Commerce Marketplace

“FoodyDirect is an amazing market place for iconic foods from around the country,” says Chef Ming Tsai.

New York, NY (February 8, 2016) –, the e-commerce marketplace that enables food lovers to discover and order

iconic gourmet and regional foods from around the country to ship directly to the doorstep of homes and offices, is excited to announce their partnership with James Beard Award winning chef, American restaurateur, television personality, and cookbook author, Ming Tsai. Chef Ming will act as a spokesperson for the brand and bring his product line of East-West inspired cuisine to life with his dynamic personality and unique culinary style.

“FoodyDirect is an amazing market place for iconic foods from around the country,” says Chef Ming Tsai. “I am very excited to become their partner and spokesperson and to feature some of my most popular and acclaimed Asian specialties on”

Launching today, in conjunction with Chinese New Year, Chef Ming has exclusively created a special PekingDucken in collaboration with The Gourmet Butcher Block in New Orleans, purveyor of the original All-Madden Turducken. The Gourmet Butcher Block, owned by Glenn and Leah Mistich, is currently a featured restaurant on FoodyDirect.comThis unique culinary creation combines the savory meat of a duck, chicken and squab and is stuffed with an Asian-Cajun flavored rice.  Chef Ming’s PekingDucken is available for a limited time and in limited quantities exclusively at  The Chef Ming shop on will also feature a selection of Ming’s famous and iconic specialties such as Sake-Miso Marinated Sablefish (Butterfish) and Braised Short Rib & Chinese Celery Potstickers. These dishes will be shipped to customers in the form of a curated kit and will include the dish ingredients and detailed cooking instructions to easily prepare in the comfort of one’s home. FoodyDirect is granting passionate food lovers with the ability to access these delicious dishes and indulge friends, family, and guests with a celebrity-inspired Asian feast.

“We are thrilled to have Ming be the face of FoodyDirect,” said Brad Koenig, CEO of FoodyDirect. “Besides being a culinary master and James Beard Award winning Chef, Ming brings an exuberant energy into everything he does and we can certainly see it developing this partnership.”

Founded by brothers Brad & Ken Koenig in October 2011, FoodyDirect has since grown to include over 100 food partners. With a team that handpicks each of their purveyors, ensuring they are equipped to ship their products anywhere in the United States and committed to the highest level of care, FoodyDirect has been able to steadily grow their business and expand partnerships year after year.

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FoodyDirect is a curated online marketplace bringing the most delicious and iconic foods from across the country direct to the doorstep of your home or office. Created by brothers Brad and Ken Koenig, FoodyDirect's mission is to connect enthusiastic eaters with America’s best and most coveted food purveyors, restaurants, and bakeries to give food lovers everywhere the ability to access regional specialties they can’t get anywhere else. It launched in October 2012 and has since grown to include over 100 fulfillment partners. Each FoodyDirect partner is carefully handpicked, ensuring they are equipped to ship their products anywhere in the United States and are committed to delivering the highest level of care. FoodyDirect offers low, nationwide flat-rate shipping for all orders and customers can choose the delivery date that works best for them.


Ming Tsai is a James Beard and Emmy award-winning chef, author and TV personality. Ming is the leading face of East-West inspired cooking across the US. East-West is the harmonious blending of Eastern ingredients and techniques with Western ingredients and techniques. It is an exciting way to eat, featuring plays of texture, temperature, sour, salty, spicy and sweet. Ming's cuisine is showcased in both of his restaurants Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon. Blue Ginger has been one of Boston's top rated restaurants since it premiered in 1998. Recently opened, Blue Dragon has already been awarded one of Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants 2013 in the country. Ming also celebrates his love of East-West cooking in his television show, Simply Ming, which is currently in its 13th season, and through his five cookbooks the most recent of which is Simply Ming In Your Kitchen. Ming serves as the President, National Advisory Board, of the Family Reach organization, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide financial relief and support to families fighting cancer.

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