Famous as a chef of New American cuisine, Chang founded the Momofuku restaurant group and opened Michelin star-rated restaurants in New York, U.S.A.; Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada. He is also known for his appearances on Top Chef: All Stars, MasterChef Australia, and The Mind of a Chef.
Before beginning his training at New York City's French Culinary Institute, he studied religion at Trinity College in Connecticut.
His first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, opened in New York's East Village in 2004.
He was born in Vienna, Virginia to a Korean-American family.
During his childhood years, he competed in several junior golf tournaments along with fellow then-amateur golfer Tiger Woods.