Wolfgang is known for his French, Asian-fusion, and California
-based cuisines. Seasonal, fresh ingredients are paramount in
his recipes. Wolfgang has built a global brand for himself,
having founded three companies: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining
Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide,
Inc. He is a two-time winner of the James Beard Foundation
award for Outstanding Chef of the Year (1991 and 1998). In 2002,
Wolfgang’s television program Wolfgang Puck received the
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Service Show. Wolfgang
was presented with the illustrious Lifetime Achievement Award
by the James Beard Foundation in 2012, and he was inducted into
the Culinary Hall of Fame in 2013. He has served as the official
chef for the post–Academy Awards celebrity banquet for over 20
years. Wolfgang is married to Gelila Assefa and has four sons,
Cameron, Byron, Oliver, and Alexander.
“I really want people to get inspired and get into the
kitchen and start cooking. I want them to say, ‘I can do it.
If Wolfgang can do it, I can do it.’ And I know everybody
will be able to do it.”
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