“If you’re ever in a situation where you’re asked why you do something a certain way and your response is ‘this is how I’ve always done it’, ‘this is what has been taught to me’, and you’ve never been critical to think why and is there a better way, then that’s just not good enough.”

In an interview with the Washington Post, David Chang relates the mindset that carried him through to where he is today.

Hailed as the chef that defined a decade, David’s business savvy and instinct has guided him to be critical of the world around him, and in doing so, changed the way many of us approach food and cuisine.

With restaurants in the United States, Canada and Australia, a bestselling cookbook and two Netflix series under his belt, David Chang is also a multi-award winning chef and founder of Momofuku, a culinary brand known for its innovative take on cuisine and breaking down barriers.

Here are some of his accolades:

  • Food & Wine “Best New Chef
  • Best Chef New York City
  • A TIME 100 Honoree
  • Five James Beard Foundation Awards
  • GQ’s “Man of the Year,”
  • Fortune’s “40 Under 40”

David’s penchant of changing things up has also led to the ground-breaking TV series, “Ugly Delicious”, a travelogue that sends him on journeys to culinary hot spots around the world. The show also hosts writers, activists, artists and other chefs who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers and tackle misconceptions. Chang’s guests include some noticeable names such as  TV host Jimmy Kimmel, comic Nick Kroll and writer Peter Meehan.

Join us at The World Gourmet Symposium and sit “In conversation with David Chang” with other fellow industry leaders. Having been recognized by Esquire as one of ‘the most influential people of the 21st century’, David Chang will talk about the highs and learnings of his incredible career.

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