A Michelin-starred chef has joined Amazon’s coverage of Thursday Night Football.
Celebrity chef David Chang will appear in food-themed segments on the pregame show starting Week 5.
The news was released on Wednesday and will reportedly see him make his TNF debut on October 5 before the Washington Commanders’ game against the Chicago Bears New York Post.
A graduate of Trinity College, where he majored in religion, Chang traveled to Japan to teach English during his career and also took a job in the financial world, according to the statement JPMorgan Chase.
However, this wasn’t the right path for him and instead he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and venture into the culinary world.
Chang studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York before working at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen.
In 2004, he opened Momofuku Noodle Bar, marking the beginning of a remarkable career.
Chang now had Momofuku restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Toronto.
One of its New York locations, Momofuku Ko, was awarded two Michelin stars in 2009.
As for his upcoming work with Amazon Prime, this will far from be Chang’s first experience in front of the camera.
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As the host of the Netflix series “Ugly Delicious,” he has also appeared on the PBS series “The Mind of a Chef,” the Netflix series “The Chef Show,” and “Chef’s Table,” among others.
He is also the host of the “Recipe Club” podcast series, works as a producer and has written several books.
At TNF, Chang’s focus will be covering the best of food, local chefs and restaurants.
Speaking to the outlet, he said: “My company, Majordomo Media, is currently in talks with Amazon about a few different projects, and when they saw potential for me to tell stories about ‘Thursday Night Football,’ it didn’t take. “ plenty to close the deal.
“Food has always helped me understand the world better, be it a new culture, a new person or a new city.
“There are 32 unique NFL fan communities across the country, each passionate about their specific rituals and traditions. I can’t think of a better way to explore the country with food as a way to start.”
Mike Muriano, executive producer of Live Sports for Prime Video, said: “David Chang is an avid NFL fan and we are excited to bring his unique talents, personality and culinary expertise to ‘Thursday Night Football.’
“Food and football are such a big part of the fan experience – so having someone of David’s caliber celebrate the fans and express his interpretation of the role of food in matchday culture will be an exciting addition to our broadcast.”