Eat like a local!

Join us for the 4th Annual Kendall EatUp to celebrate the culinary delights and flavors of the most innovative square mile on the planet! A night of food and fun, EatUp 2016 has a whole new list of ingredients and we are already drooling over all the potential!

​The Kendall EatUp is the primary fundraising event for the Kendall Square Association. By attending or sponsoring this event you are supporting the KSA’s efforts to create a community where innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship can thrive.

MEET OUR SPONSORS

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MEET OUR RESTAURANTS & BEVERAGE PROVIDERS

MEET OUR BYTES CHEFS

CHEF MING CAOFuji at Kendall

Executive Chef, Fuji at Kendall

2015 Kendall EatUp BYTEs Champion!

Chef Ming Cao began his journey to culinary mastery at the age of fifteen, washing dishes at JP Fuji Group's first Fuji restaurant. Going above and beyond his duties, Ming could be found offering his help wherever needed. 6 months later, Chef Jimmy Liang – Founder and CEO of JP Fuji – admitted the humble teen as his apprentice behind the sushi bar. Ming's attention to detail and natural talent blossomed under the extensive training, as he became head chef by the time he turned 21.

Ming has since become a staple figure in all JP Fuji Group’s catering, competitive, and philanthropic events. He has also been featured in numerous publications and has trained over 25 chefs in the past 15 years. 2014 marked the beginning of Chef Ming’s culinary accolades as he placed bronze in an American Culinary Federation endorsed competition in North Carolina 2 years in a row. In 2015 alone, Chef Ming won first place in Kendall Square’s BYTEs competition, QCAP’s Best Chef Competition going against Chef Paul Wahlberg, and Taste of South Shore’s People’s Choice award. Over the years, Ming has developed a fusion Japanese style of cooking that bleeds through his innovative dishes. He has continued to reinvent himself as a chef, and hopes to one day become the next Iron Chef.

If you were a fruit or a vegetable, what would you be?

Mango: Sweet, tangy, and loved by all.

What would you have for dinner if you knew it was your last meal on earth?

Mom's cooking: Home-cooked traditional Cantonese style food.

You're on national television and you open your box of mystery ingredients, worst case scenario you see canned meat. Best case scenario would be live fish.

MICHAEL BRUNSONKika Tapas

Coming soon!

MICHAEL KAPLANBailey & Sage

Coming soon!

PETER MCCARTHYEVOO

Coming soon!

NICCO MURATORECommonwealth Cambridge

Sous Chef, Commonwealth Cambridge

Nicco is the Sous Chef at Commonwealth Cambridge, where he enjoys making fresh pasta, sausages, and delicious sandwiches. Outside of the restaurant, He enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking with friends and family, and relaxing with his girlfriend, Sam and their beagle.

If you were a fruit or a vegetable, what would you be?

I would be a potato - because of its wonderful versatility.

What would you have for dinner if you knew it was your last meal on earth?

My mothers beef stew that I grew up eating in the winters.

You're on national television and you open your box of mystery ingredients, worst case scenario you see fish eyes and coconut flakes. Best case scenario would be striped bass and corn.

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