A Taste of Ginger - We are back in person!

September 19, 2022 | 6:00 pm Premiere Insider Reception | 7:00-9:30 pm Main Program

Culinary and Cultural Experience to Benefit Joslin's Asian American Diabetes Initiative

We are excited to announce that Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual A Taste of Ginger event will take place in person* on Monday, September 19. Once again, we will have some of Boston’s top chefs join us for one of the city’s most beloved tasting events. This year’s event will be unlike any past Ginger event you’ve been to before. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and competitions, musical entertainment, special guests and more as you learn more about the important work of the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin. And if you can’t join us in person, you have the opportunity to tune in virtually for this special night. You won’t want to miss this!

*Please note that all attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the event in person. This includes boosters. See more information below.

Visit the website here for more information including ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities

A Taste of Ginger was established in 2005 to promote awareness and raise funds for the diabetes care, education, community outreach and research programs of the AADI at Joslin Diabetes Center.

Our patients have no choice but to make diabetes their first priority, we hope you will choose to make it your priority too. This year, we need your support more than ever before. Your sponsorship or gift is important, meaningful, and deeply appreciated. Diabetes doesn’t stop and neither can we.

About the AADI

In response to the rising rates of diabetes in the Asian American population and the lack of culturally relevant research, clinical care, and education, Joslin Research Director George L. King, MD, and supporters of Joslin Diabetes Center established the Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) in 2000.

Goals of the AADI

  • Study diabetes in the Asian American population and disseminate Joslin’s research findings to healthcare providers and Asian American communities.
  • Provide diabetes education through innovative and culturally appropriate materials and outreach programs
  • Design and implement clinical treatment programs for Asian Americans
  • Collaborate with local, national and international organizations to raise diabetes awareness
  • Incorporate diverse community voices to promote health equity

For 17 years, A Taste of Ginger has served as a major diabetes education event and critical fundraiser for Joslin's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) raising over $2.6 million.

The investments made by our sponsors have funded accomplishments such as:  

  • Established culturally appropriate clinical approaches and educational materials to treat diabetes in Joslin's Asian Clinic.
  • Successful advocacy for the Federal CDC to include Asian Americans (AAs) in their national study leading the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Medical Association (AMA) to change their screening guidelines for diabetes for AAs.
  • Leadership of the national 'Screen at 23' initiative with the National Diabetes Coalition and the ADA on the increased risks of diabetes among AAs at a lower BMI than other populations.
  • Founded the Asian Social Club series—workshops for Asian Clinic patients and their caregivers—to provide practical knowledge to better manage their diabetes.

In 2022, your generous sponsorship will support:

  • Enhancement of free and accessible educational materials for AA communities, including the expansion of the "Let's Talk About" video series covering topics from stress related to diabetes, COVID-19 concerns, anti-Asian sentiments, and other relevant content
  • Collaboration with Joslin's pregnancy clinic and other institutions to pursue research related to gestational diabetes (GDM) among Asian Americans to establish more effective protocols
  • Provide clinical care and education to AA women with or who have have had gestational diabetes (GDM) to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes both for themselves and for their children



​Event Ticket Information

When: Monday March 25th 2019 6:30PM-9:30PM

Where: Museum of Fine Arts| Art of the Americas Wing

Event Co-Chairs: Audrey Paek & Leverett Wing

Ticket: $250 Click here to purchase a ticket


Check out the 31 participating restaurants!

Chef Nancy Frattaroli

Chef Dave Becker

Chef Fabio Di Censo

   BLR By Shojo
Chef Brian Moy

Bon Me
Chef Alison Fong

  Cafe Nation
Alvin Tsang

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts
Beth Wittenstein

Casa B
Chef Alberto Cabre

Changsho Restaurant
Chef Wesley Chen

China Pearl Restaurant
Chef Brian Moy

Chinatown Cafe
Chef Raymond Eng

The Chubby Chickpea
Chef Avi Shemtov

Flour Bakery + Cafe
Chef Joanne Chang

    Fuji at Ink Block
Jimmy Liang

Le's Restaurant
Chef Duyen Le

Masala Art
Chefs Shikha and Vinod Kapoor

Mei Mei Boston
Chef Irene Li

MEM Tea Imports
Chef Gilbert Tsang

Modern Pastry
Lea Doherty

Myers + Chang
Chef Ashley Lujares

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Chef Brian Flagg

Night Market
Chef Jason Tom

Chef Tracy Chang

Chef Jeffrey Salazar

Stella Boston
Chef Evan Deluty

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
Chef Sumiao Chen

   The Smoke Shop BBQ
Andy Husbands

     Summer Shack
Chef Jasper White

Tiger Mama
Chef Tiffani Faison

Twelve Hours
Chef Tarita Charoenvesyangkul

Whaling in Oklahoma
Chef Tim Maslow

​Ginger Photos 2018


Check out press and media coverage of this year's Ginger!

The Improper Bostonian



YouTube Videos

Short interviews and event clips are available on AADI YouTube Channel.

Jasper White
Jasper White (Summer Shack), one of the co-founders of A Taste of Ginger (formerly known as A Spoonful of Ginger) has been supporting this event for years! He has shared his story – how it all started, why this is important for him and what he loves about this delicious and fun event.

Why We Help AADI 
Roman Greer, Lola Tom, and Yuka Kosuga are among the many collaborators helping the AADI to further our efforts of diabetes awareness and healthy living in various communities. They have shared their stories – how they got involved and what they have gained through working together with the AADI!

Joanne Chang 
(Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang) has been supporting A Taste of Ginger (formerly known as A Spoonful of Ginger) event since the very beginning! She has shared her story – why this is important for her and what she loves about this delicious and fun event.

Tsang Brothers
Alvin Tsang (Cafénation) and Gilbert Tsang (MEM Tea Imports) have been supporting this event for years! They have shared their stories – why this is important for them and what they love about A Taste of Ginger (formerly a Spoonful of Ginger) event.


Thank you for your generous support through In-Kind and Sponsorship of this event.