Curiosity Expert: David Chang
Chef/Owner of Momofuku
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David Chang is the executive chef and owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, including Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Ko, and Má Pêche, and the bakery Milk Bar, with three locations. Dave will open his first restaurant projects outside of New York City at Star City Hotel & Casino in Sydney, Australia, in 2011 and in Toronto, Canada, next to the Shangri-La Hotel in 2012.
Since opening Noodle Bar in 2004, he has been honored with awards by Food & Wine magazine and Bon Appétit and profiled in the New Yorker and Gourmet. He was named a Time 100, a GQ "Men of the Year," Crain's New York "40 Under 40" and called one of "the most influential people of the 21st century" by Esquire. He's taken home three James Beard Foundation Awards and Ssäm Bar was named one of S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants three years in a row. Momofuku Ko has two Michelin stars, which it has retained for three years. Ko is also on the S. Pellegrino World's Best Restaurants list.
Dave's first cookbook, Momofuku, a New York Times Best Seller, came out in the fall of 2009. His quarterly print journal with Peter Meehan and McSweeney's called Lucky Peach launched in the summer of 2011. Lucky Peach Issue 2 is a New York Times Best Seller. Dave is also working on Booker and Dax, a collaboration between Momofuku and Dave Arnold, to create new equipment for use in the food sciences.
Momofuku Noodle Bar: August 2004 <br>171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003</br> <br>(moved from 163 First Ave to 171 First Ave in November 2007)</br>
Momofuku Ssäm Bar: August 2006 <br>207 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003</br>
Momofuku Ko: March 2008 <br>163 First Ave, New York, NY 10003</br>
Momofuku Milk Bar: Established November 2008 <br>Four Locations, NYC</br>
Má Pêche: April 2010 <br>15 W. 56th Street, New York, NY 10019</br>
Momofuku Seiōbo: October 2011 <br>The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, NSW 2009</br>