Boston Chefs Raising Money for Walsh-Kennedy Memorial

Ken Oringer, Ming Tsai, and others are teaming up to raise money for fallen firefighters.


Ken Oringer and some of Boston’s best chefs are teaming up on April 14 to raise money for the Walsh-Kennedy Memorial. Photo courtesy of Ken Oringer/Facebook.

On April 14, Ken Oringer (Clio, Toro, Coppa), Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Blue Dragon), and some of Boston’s top culinary talent is teaming to help raise money for the families of Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy. The event, called United for Boston’s Own, will consist of a nine-course seated dinner prepared by the likes of Jay Hajj (Mike’s City Diner), Michael Schlow (Tico, Via Matta, Alta Strada), Mike Smith (Toro), Ting Yen (Oishi), Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro), Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), and Monica Glass (Clio).

“At times like this, I’m honored, along with others in the restaurant community, to rally together and support these families,” says Oringer, via a press release. “It hopefully will help ease some of the journey that stills lays ahead of them.”

The event will be held at Mike’s City Diner in the South End. Tickets are $500 a person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the firefighters fund.

“Food is a great way to bring people together,” says Ming Tsai. “The fact that we are able to use this event to bring attention and support to this important initiative is very rewarding.”

$500 per person, April 14 at Mike’s City Diner, 1714 Washington St., Boston; info: 617-267-9393 or