Chef David Chang has made history, becoming the first ever celebrity to win a million dollars on ABC game show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire', and then give it away again.
The founder of the Momofuku empire, author and television personality, appeared on the Sunday night game show to raise money for the Houston-based Southern Smoke Foundation, bagging them the biggest $1 million prize.
The non-profit was co-founded by chef Chris Shepherd in 2015, and continues to raise funds to give ongoing relief to restaurant workers during the coronavirus crisis. Chang has been a long time supporter of the foundation since participating in their annual fundraising festival a few years ago.
Chang lets his self-professed bravado win out when gameshow host Jimmy Kimmel asks him the final million-dollar question, in a bid to put the current hardships being experienced in the industry in the spotlight. “My gambling problem finally pays off,” Chang said in a tweet after the episode aired. “Since the government won’t help out restaurant workers... we have to do what we can to help out.”
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.