New York, NY


A Southern California native, Sam Kang started his journey in New York in 2010 with just $700 in his pocket and the goal of becoming a head chef. His first job was at Momofuku Ko, a two Michelin-starred restaurant where he developed his foundation for cooking. He went on to work with Chef Daniel Humm at the three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park, which laid a foundation of teamwork, organization, and finesse.

In 2019, Chef Sam helped open Wayo, Momofuku’s latest restaurant as head chef.