David Chang is a professional chef and restaurant entrepreneur from New York, USA. He has founded the Momofuku group of restaurants that has an area of operations in USA, Australia and Canada. Chang’s commitment has made the chain develop huge goodwill in the market. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of David Chang in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
David Chang was born in Vienna, Virginia on August 5, 1977. He has two elder brothers and an elder sister. His parents were Koreans who emigrated to the USA in the 1960’s. He obtained a degree in religious studies from Trinity College, Hartford. On completion of his studies, Chang was on an exploration spree to discover his true destiny. He did a few odd jobs to find out his area of interest.
Chang soon enrolled at the International Culinary Centre, New York. During his training, Chang took up a part-time job at a restaurant bar in Manhattan. Chang had a particular regard for his idol, Alex Lee. Realizing the fact that he was bored of working at a fine dining restaurant, Chang opened his first restaurant in 2004 called the Momofuku Noodle Bar.
He is married to Grace Seo Chang, who looks like an angel. Fans keep on contemplating how David has a difficult time deciding whether his first love is food or this beautiful looking lady. Chang is known to have a bad boy attitude in the restaurant circle. He does not offer vegetarian options and reservations at his restaurants. This is heartbreaking news for a good amount of food lovers.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Chang is duly credited for increasing the craze of Asian cuisine amongst the restaurant goers in the country. He owns several restaurants under the label Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar and others. The Momofuku restaurant chain was awarded two Michelin stars in 2009. The restaurant has successfully retained the two stars every year since then.
The journey which started in 2004 has now made him a popular celebrity. He was voted as Bon Appetit’s and GQ’s Chef of the year in 2007. Chang has produced and been invited as a guest on a couple of reality television shows.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Through his hard work and expansion, he has diversified his portfolio of restaurants. Making his reach exceed beyond America, Chang owns restaurants in Canada and Australia as well. More recently, his television productions and salaries as a guest judge on shows has also solidified his earnings. His earnings has reached a mark where his net worth stands at a decent $60 million.
From a star chef to a restaurant entrepreneur, Chang has now also become Netflix producer and actor too! Ugly Delicious is a travel and cooking Netflix original that is starred, produced and conceptualized by Chang himself. His passionate approach towards food makes him think out of the box. Chang has become natural at delighting the food lovers with the ever-growing menu at his restaurants.