David Chang | Biography

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  • Full Name David Chang
  • Occupation Chef, Restauranter, Entrepreneur, Author
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Virginia, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 05, 1977
  • Age 46 Years, 10 Months
Chef, Owner of the Momofuku group of restaurants. 

David Chang | Biography

David Chang's childhood favorite poem book, 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' became an inspiration for his 2020 memoir, 'Eat a Peach'

Chang first appeared as the recurring cast of the HBO drama series 'Treme' in 2010. Later in 2011, he appeared as a guest judge of the cooking show 'MasterChef Australia' and hosted 'The Mind of a Chef' in 2012. In addition, Chang is also the executive producer of the Netflix series 'Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.'

David Chang is an Asian-American chef and TV personality best known for his appearance on Netflix's original series, 'Ugly Delicious,' in 2018. He is the owner of the Momofuku group of restaurants. 

Who is David Chang?

David Chang is a professional chef, author, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and TV personality. He was born on 5 August 1977 in Virginia, USA, to North Korean father Joe, and South Korean mother Sherri, who later emigrated to America. Chang grew up in Virginia with his three siblings. He attended Georgetown Prep School and later graduated from Trinity College, majoring in religious studies.

Later in 2000, Chang joined the French Culinary Institute in New York Center and became a professional chef. After completing training, he worked in Manhattan, Tokyo, and New York before finally starting his own restaurant Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004. Following its success in New York, Chang opened his second eatery in 2006 and named it Momofuku Ssam Bar. Today, he is the owner of multiple fast-food restaurants in and outside the US.

David also appears on TV shows as a guest chef, show judge, and host. He first appeared as the recurring cast of the HBO drama series Treme in 2010. Later in 2011, he appeared as a guest judge of the cooking show MasterChef Australia and hosted The Mind of a Chef in 2012. In addition, Chang is also the executive producer of the Netflix series Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.


The star chef has released several cookbooks and memoirs to date. He published his first cookbook 'Momofuku' on 27 October 2009, followed by his 2011 book 'Lucky Peach.' David has released 24 different issues of 'Lucky Peach' and named it 'Lucky Peach Issue 1,' 'Lucky Peach Issue 2,' and so on. His notable writing works include 'Ivan Ramen,' 'My Ideal Bookshelf,' 'Eat a Peach.'

'Eat a Peach'

David Chang is an avid reader and deep thinker. As a teenager, he would go to the libraries in Virginia and read books. One of his favorites was a poem book, 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,' by British-American poet T.S. Eliot. The book inspired the name for his 2020 memoir, 'Eat a Peach.'


Apart from operating restaurants, writing books, and appearing on TV, David Chang also has a podcast named The David Chang Show. The podcast has aired more than 255 episodes to date.

Wife and Children

David Chang married Grace Seo Chang in 2017. The couple has two sons – the eldest son, Hugo, born in March 2019, and the youngest, Gus, born on 24 September 2021. David took the good news of his second child to his Instagram handle @davidchang.

Net Worth

As of 2021, David's net worth amounts to approximately $20 million. The credit for this massive wealth goes to his chain of fast-food restaurants in the USA, Canada, and Australia. His books and appearances on TV shows also contribute to his net worth.

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