David Chang

David Chang

Chef, USA


What’s Alive In Your Food: Microbiology, an Overlooked Frontier

The Korean-American David Chang is the chef and owner of the Momofuku Restaurant Group, which began in 2004 with a modest East Village noodle shop and today includes some of the most iconic contemporary restaurants and bars in the world. These are Momofuku Noodle Bar, Bāng Bar, Ssäm Bar, Nishi, Kāwi, Bar Wayo, and Ko (which holds two Michelin stars) in New York; Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Noodle Bar and Kojin in Toronto, Ontario; Momofuku Noodle Bar in Las Vegas; Majordomo in Los Angeles; Momofuku CCDC in Washington D.C.; and Momofuku Seiobo in Sydney, Australia. Chang is also the host of the podcast, The Dave Chang Show and of the Netflix series, Ugly Delicious.

In his first-ever speech at MAD, Chang talks about the work being conducted as his Momofuku lab and explains the concept of microbial terroir.

 

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