Silk Road Gala 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 7:00PM to 10:00PM
2nd floor, Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston
Hotel valet parking at $20 and self-parking at $16
Culturally festive attire or black tie optional

This is the 18th annual benefit for the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, New England’s only non-profit organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence in Asian families and communities, and providing hope to survivors. The event will feature great chefs, gentle competition and glamorous guests. There will also be a great number silent auction items, live auction, and entertainment, that will make for a splendid night of celebration.

2011 Silk Road Gala Co-Chairs

Ming Tsai

Chef/Owner Blue Ginger, host Simply Ming




Laura Sen

President & CEO BJ’s Wholesale Club





Deeb Salem

Physician-in-Chief Tufts Medical Center




Patti Salem

Barrett & Company






Janet Wu






Chefs Joining Ming

Jody Adams

Chef/Owner Rialto, Cambridge





Jamie Bissonnette

Chef Toro





Joanne Chang

Pastry Chef/Owner Myers + Chang, Flour Bakery + Café




Ting San

Chef/Owner Oishii Boston





Jason Santos

Chef Blue Inc.




David Wong

Chef/Owner Shabu-Zen





Patricia Yeo

Executive Chef Om Restaurant






Ellen M. Zane

President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston




2011 Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their support of this year's Silk Road Gala:

Signature Sponsor


Golden Sponsor


Silver Crane Sponsors


  Larry & Atsuko Fish


Bronze Crane Sponsors

 The Edgerley Family Foundation   

Paul W. & Mary Y. Lee


 Kija Kim & Jim Aylward



 Renee Inomata & Paul Lee



Group Hosts


 Dorothy Chen-Courtin

 Vincent T. Ho & Mei Sheng Duh

 Kamal & Vinod Misra

 Kevin & Jean Russell

    Tai Tung Pharmacy
    Lynn Chang & Lisa Wong

 Marian A. Tse & James S. Lee


  Audrey Paek


 Rohini & Ravinder Sakhuja


Jonathan & Laura Gassner Otting



2011 Team


Ming Tsai, Chef/Owner, Blue Ginger
Laura Sen,   President & CEO, BJ’s Wholesale Club
Deeb Salem, Physician-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center
Patti Salem, Barrett & Company


Ming Tsai, Chef/Owner of Blue Ginger, host of Simply Ming

Joined by:

Jody Adams, Chef/Owner of Rialto, Cambridge

Jamie Bissonnette, Chef of Toro

Joanne Chang, Chef/Owner of Myers + Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe

Ting San, Chef/Owner of Oishii Boston

Jason Santos, Chef of Blue Inc.

David Wong, Chef/Owner of Shabu Zen

Patricia Yeo, Executive Chef of Om Restaurant


Governor Deval Patrick & Diane Patrick
Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino & Angela Menino
Steve Grossman
State Representative Tackey Chan


Janet Wu, 7NEWS/CW56


Liza Cariaga-Lo
Monnica Chan
Mongchour Chau
Dorothy Chen-Courtin  
Francis Chin
Mimi Do
Sherry Dong   
Kate Egan  
Hannah Yan Field   
Atsuko & Larry Fish
Sidd Goyal
Yong-Hua He  
Vivian Hsu  
Amy Ko  
Eunice Lee
Lili Lee 
Mary Y. and Paul W. Lee 
Frank Miranda  
Eddie O'Connell  
Jean Quintal 
Joe Roller  
Jean Russell  
Szeman Tse
Heena & Jay Trivedi
Lisa Wong & Lynn Chang

Emilie Chang, Graphic & Event Design


Kija Kim, Chair
Catherine Coburn, Vice Chair
Yasuna Murakami, Treasurer
Audrey Paek, Clerk
Constance F. Kane, Ph.D.
Sarah G. Kim
Zina Kondratiuk
Vinod Misra
Paul W. Lee
Sukanya Ray, Ph.D.
Manju Sheth, M.D.
Atsuko Fish, Chair Emeritus

Linda Chin, President


Special Thanks

90+ Cellars / Latitude Beverage Company

A Better Resolution, Inc.- Frank Miranda


Amrita Singh Jewelry and Accessories


Clarke Corporation

Clear Flour Bread


O'Connell Design Build - Eddie O'Connell


Palm Bay International


Tufts University Amalgamates

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