David Chang

Chef

New York

David Chang is the chef and owner of the Momofuku restaurants, including Noodle Bar, Ssäm Bar, Ko, Má Pêche, Seiõbo and the Bakery Milk Bar. Prior to opening Noodle Bar in 2004, Chang worked in the kitchens of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and Tom Colicchio. He has taken home three James Beard Awards. When he isn’t cooking, he’s writing about it; Chang’s first cookbook, Momofuku, came out in the fall of 2009 and he produces Lucky Peach, a quarterly print journal, with Peter Meehan and McSweeney’s.