Momofuku means lucky peach.
Momofuku was founded by chef David Chang in 2004 with the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. Credited with “the rise of contemporary Asian-American cuisine” by the New York Times and named the “most important restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine, Momofuku has restaurants in the United States as well as a line of restaurant-grade products for home cooks.
Chef and Founder
David Chang is the founder of Momofuku. Since opening his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, in 2004, he has been named one of “the most influential people of the 21st century” by Esquire, received six James Beard Awards, recognized as GQ’s Man of the Year and a Time 100 honoree. He is the host of The Dave Chang Show and Recipe Club podcasts, and three original documentary series; Breakfast Lunch and Dinner and Ugly Delicious on Netflix and The Next Thing You Eat on Hulu. His cookbooks Momofuku, and Cooking At Home, and memoir Eat A Peach are all New York Times bestsellers.
Marguerite Zabar Mariscal is the CEO of Momofuku. Marguerite joined Momofuku in 2011 as an intern. She took on design and communications for the group and was named Brand Director in 2016. In 2018, she was promoted to Chief of Staff and Creative Director. She became CEO in 2019.
Marguerite has lived in New York City every year of her life except four majestic years in Maine.