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David Chang        

Founder & Chef of Momofuku Restaurant Group

David Chang is a Korean-American chef who is known for his unique combination of Asian food and French technique. After graduating Trinity College, Chang worked briefly in the financial services before embarking upon his career as a chef. Chang attended the French Culinary Institute and opened his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, in Manhattan's East Village in 2003. Momofuku proved a resounding success; food critics as well as customers loved the restaurant's signature dishes, such as the Asian burrito and the kimchi and pork consomme.

In 2006, Chang opened his a second restaurant, Momofuku Ssam Bar. Chang was honored as both GQ and Bon Appetit's 2007 Chef of the Year. Chang is unapologetic about his food. "We do not serve vegetarian-friendly items," Chang has said. "Vegetarians are a pain in the ass as customers." In 2018, he created, produced, and starred in the Netflix show Ugly Delicious.

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Momofuku
2009

News


David Chang Broke All the Rules | TIME.com

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Starting out in his career, chef David Chang knew his home had to be near his restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York. His choice was underwhelming: a ...

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