Photos: Cooking Live! Benefiting Family Reach

Check out scenes from the May 14, 2018, event at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston.

On Monday, May 14, 2018, Family Reach Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer, celebrated its 7th Annual Cooking Live! at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston. Celebrity chef and Family Reach National Advisory Board President Ming Tsai (Blue Dragon) was joined by famed Boston chefs Joanne Chang (Flour, Myers & Chang), Barbara Lynch (Barbara Lynch Gruppo), and Ritz-Carlton, Boston Executive Chef Robert Bruce.

This live-demo culinary experience, paired with local families affected by cancer and supported by Family Reach, provided hope and good cheer while raising critical funds to provide immediate financial assistance, education, and navigation to families affected by cancer. To learn more, go to

Photos by Nikki Cole and Jen Bilodeau

Family Reach National Advisory Board President Chef Ming Tsai, Family Reach CEO Carla Tardif and VP at Twitter Jeff Ma

Actor and comedian Lenny Clarke shaking things up with a Paloma cocktail recipe provided by sponsor Patron Spirits

Executive Chef of the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Robert Bruce, David Tapia, Chef Ming Tsai, Joan and Sarah Tapia and Carla Tardif

Acclaimed Boston chefs Ming Tsai, Joanne Chang, and Barbara Lynch cook for a live audience

Guests including Cynthia Fisher, Director of Master’s in Global Studies at Brandeis University, Kristen Lucken and EVP of Sales & Marketing at B&W Quality Growers, and Todd Gosule

Founder of Stacy’s Pita Chips and Stacy’s Juice Bar, Stacy Madison, and Co-Principals and Co-Founders of The Castle Group Sandy Lish and Wendy Spivak (Board Member)