502 Bar & Bistro’s Executive Chef, Ming Pu
The 502’s Ming Pu Promotes Sustainability Through Great Eats & Activism
Oct 18th, 2019
The 502 Bar & Bistro’s executive chef, Ming Pu, is more than just a nationally-acclaimed culinary wizard. The fact that the young chef has been recognized by the NYC-based James Beard Foundation and featured in various Food & Wine Festivals around the country is only part of what he brings to the table. Aside from recently rolling out a delectable new seasonal menu at The 502, as of late, Pu has been engaging in his other passion – culinary activism.
While Pu has been a longtime advocate of farm-to-table initiatives and sourcing ingredients locally, he has recently expanded his focus. A stint at the James Beard Foundation’s Bootcamp for Policy and Change – a high-end chef immersion weekend with only 15 chefs selected to attend nationwide – inspired Pu to champion three food-related causes: SNAP, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; sustainable seafood sourcing; and sustainable produce sourcing.