Wolfgang Johannes Puck (born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian big name culinary specialist, restaurateur, and incidental performer. Wolfgang Puck eateries, providing food administrations, cookbooks and authorized items are taken care of by Wolfgang Puck Companies, with three divisions.
Wolfgang Puck was born in Sankt Veit a der Glan, Carinthia, Austria. He took in cooking from his mom, who here and there functioned as a baked good culinary specialist. At the point when his mom remarried, he took the name of his assenting father Josef Puck. He prepared as a disciple under Raymond Thuilier at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, at Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and at Maxim’s Paris before moving to the United States in 1973 at age 24. Following two years at La Tour in Indianapolis, Puck moved to Los Angeles to end up culinary specialist and part proprietor at Ma Maison eatery.
Following the 1981 production of his first cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen in light of his Ma Maison formulas, Puck and Barbara Lazaroff opened the eatery Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1982. After fifteen years, in 1997, Puck and Lazaroff moved the honor winning Spago to Beverly Hills. It has been perceived as one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. since 2004. His prosperity empowered him to dispatch the Wolfgang Puck Companies which incorporates the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. what’s more, Wolfgang Puck Catering. The Wolfgang Puck Companies incorporates more than 20 fine eating eateries, Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., premium providing food administrations, in excess of 80 Wolfgang Puck Express activities, and kitchen and sustenance stock, including cookbooks, canned nourishments, and espresso items. He is the official food provider for the Academy Awards Governors Ball, and has parlayed his VIP into acting; his credits incorporate Frasier, a repeating part as himself on Las Vegas and an appearance in The Weather Man. He likewise showed up as himself on Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters, and in addition Cooking Class with Wolfgang Puck on The Food Network, and in an American Idol season finale scene where he acquainted abnormal nourishments with Kellie Pickler in lighthearted element fragments. He additionally showed up as himself on a scene of Tales from the Crypt, and showed up in a TV advertisement publicizing California (alongside popular individuals, for example, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicholson).
In 1991, Puck opened his fourth eatery, a fish eatery in Malibu, California called Granita. The eatery was later shut in 2005.
Wolfgang Puck is dynamic in generous undertakings and beneficent associations, helping to establish the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation in 1982. The establishment underpins the yearly American Wine and Food Festival which benefits Meals on Wheels; it has raised more than $15 million since its origin.
Puck is The Honorary Chair Chef for the “Five Star Sensation” Benefit in Cleveland, Ohio, assisting like clockwork to carry $10 million with supporting The Ireland Cancer Foundation of University Hospitals.
Wolfgang Puck’s mark dish at his unique eatery, Spago, is House Smoked Salmon Pizza.