David Chang Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Book, Restaurants, Momofuku

David Chang Biography

David Chang is a restaurateur, author, podcaster, and television personality from the United States. He founded the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Milk Bar, and Momofuku Ko in New York; Momofuku Noodle Bar and Kojin in Toronto; and Momofuku CCDC in Washington, DC.


How old is David Chang? – Age

He is 44 years old as of 5 August 2021. He is in 1977 in Vienna, Virginia, United States.

Is David Chang An only child? – Family

Chang was raised in Arlington, Virginia, with two older brothers and a sister. Chang’s parents immigrated to the United States as adults in the 1960s, his father from North Korea and his mother from South Korea. They ran a golf supply warehouse as well as two restaurants. Chang was a competitive golfer as a child, competing in a number of junior tournaments. Chang went to Georgetown Prep before transferring to Trinity College, where he majored in religious studies. Chang worked in a variety of jobs after graduating from college, including teaching English in Japan, bussing tables, and holding finance positions in New York City.

David Chang Wife

He is married to Grace Seo Chang. They have one child. The couple is thought to have met in the summer of 2016. It was revealed in a Great Jones Goods post that she worked in fashion for a time, but she keeps it relatively private. David, for his part, married public relations executive Gloria Lee in 2013. David revealed in interviews that they married in 2017. Despite their best efforts, as David later revealed to Eater, his friend and business partner Chef Christina Tosi found out they were getting married and sent the couple a cake.

How much is David Chang Net Worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $30 Million.

David Chang Eat a peach – Book

Despite the pandemic, Chang has had a busy year in 2020, beginning with the release of his memoir Eat a Peach in September. The book contains an honest discussion of his experiences growing up as an immigrant, his battles with depression, and his friendship with fellow chef and depression sufferer Anthony Bourdain.

How many Michelin stars does David Chang have?

Momofuku Ko was awarded two Michelin stars in 2009, which it has kept every year since. Chang currently has two Michelin stars for his New York restaurant Ko, which opened in 2008 and was awarded two stars in the following year’s Michelin guide. Since then, the restaurant has kept its two-star rating and is now one of only thirteen two-star restaurants in the city. The coherence of Ko’s multi-course tasting menu is praised in the 2020 guide, which states that ‘each course presented features a thoughtful, appropriate, and linear progression.’

David Chang Photo
David Chang Photo

David Chang Restaurants

He has four restaurants; Momofuku, Fuku, Milk Bar, and Moon Palace;


Momofuku Noodle Bar, Chang’s first restaurant, opened in New York City’s East Village in 2004. He has since opened several other restaurants, some of which accept reservations ten days in advance, online-only, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Momofuku, a highly anticipated cookbook containing detailed recipes from Chang’s restaurants, was published in 2009 by him and former New York Times food writer Peter Meehan. Chang opened Má Pêche in midtown Manhattan in May 2010 and announced the opening of his first restaurant outside the United States in November 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Chang established Fuku, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in fried chicken sandwiches, in June 2015. Chang opened his first digital-only restaurant in Midtown East in 2016, offering a menu only for delivery and taking orders through an app called Ando. Chang announced the opening of a new restaurant at the Hudson Yards development in New York in May 2017.


Fuku, a fried chicken joint, is also part of the Momofuku brand, but it has become so popular that it has become its own chain. The concept began with a simple fried chicken sandwich available at Momofuku Noodle Bar and has since expanded to include a variety of fried chicken dishes available at Fuku locations in New York, Miami, and DC, as well as over 20 concessions across the country.

Milk Bar

Chang also has a financial stake in Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar chain of dessert and bakery restaurants, having contributed seed money when the first Milk Bar opened. Chang co-owns Milk Bar with chef-proprietor Tosi, but the restaurant chain is not affiliated with Momofuku and is run independently by Tosi.

Moon Palace

Moon Palace is a casual eatery on the Palazzo’s casino floor that serves breakfast and snacks.