David Chang: "Food Microbiology: an Overlooked Frontier"
David Chang is chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko all in NYC and Momofuku Seiōbo in Sydney, Australia. Since 2009, Ko has held two Michelin stars.
After graduating from Trinity College, where he majored in religious studies, David pursued a variety of jobs, including teaching English in Japan, bussing tables and finance positions. He worked at Mercer Kitchen then at Tom Colicchio's Craft for two years before returning to Japan and a small soba shop, followed by a restaurant in Tokyo's Park Hyatt. Once back in America, he joined Café Boulud.
In 2004, he opened his first Momofuku restaurant, Noodle Bar, in the East Village and Momofuku has been growing ever since.