Ming Tsai joined 11 local hospital chefs at a kickoff for the Mass. Health Council’s “Best of the Best’’ chefs’ competition, which is set for October. At the council’s fall gala, the chefs will compete to prepare the best appetizer, and Tsai will help judge the winner. . . . “Dharma & Greg’’ actress Jenna Elfman was spotted relaxing on a Bay State Cruise returning from Provincetown. . . . Singer Patty Larkin wowed the crowd at the MFA the other night, playing in the courtyard. . . . Former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling stopped into Legal C Bar at Logan the other night for clam chowder.