Leading chef, restaurateur, author and television personality, David Chang, is the founder of the international Momofuku restaurant group, which includes 7 bar-restaurants at locations in New York City, Sydney, Toronto and Washington DC. The Momofuku Ko in New York has retained two Michelin stars every year since 2009.
Initially starting his career by attending The French Culinary Institute in 2000, David worked part-time for a while at The Mercer Kitchen and Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant in New York. During the early stages of his career, David moved back and forth between Japan and New York, working at a variety of bars and restaurants.
It was in 2004 that David opened his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, which received rave reviews. On the back of this success, David set up the second venture in his franchise, Momofuku Ssam Bar in 2006. In 2010, it was announced that Momofuku was going international, opening up a restaurant in Sydney, Australia. In its first year, the restaurant was awarded three hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and was named 'Best New Restaurant'.
David and co-writer Peter Meehan published Momofuku: A Cookbook, which was highly anticipated. The book contained detailed recipes from Chang's restaurant menus.
Winner of multiple awards, David Chang is a leading expert in the food and hospitality industry. As a business leader, David is able to offer advice and guidance on how to set up your own restaurant and how to make your restaurant more successful.
Not just a restaurateur, David has also worked in the media industry having appeared in an episode of HBO’s Treme, served as a guest judge on Top Chef: All Stars and on MasterChef Australia. He also created, produced and starred in the Netflix original series called Ugly Delicious.