Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Who Is Wolfgang Puck?

A name well-recognized by many because of its uniqueness and affiliation with amazing food, but how much do you really know about the legend, Wolfgang Puck? Puck began cooking at his mother's side as a child. She was a chef in the Austrian town where he was born, and with her encouragement, Wolfgang began his formal training at the young age of fourteen. He bounced around for many years cooking in different kitchens and learning many techniques.

At the age of 24, Wolfgang took the advice of a friend and left Europe for the United States. His first job was at the restaurant La Tour in Indianapolis, where he worked from 1973 to 1975. Once he began collecting awards as a chef in Indianapolis, he headed to LA and soon gained recognition by Hollywood's elite.

Puck had a great understanding of the potential for California cuisine. His dynamic personality and culinary brilliance evolved into building one of the greatest food empires known to the culinary world. His empire encompasses three separate Wolfgang Puck entities: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. He has been featured on many of my favorite cooking shows including Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef, and Iron Chef. Check out the Wolfgang Puck Empire website to find one of his restaurants or catering services near you.

Keeping devouring the details Wolfgang and we'll keep eating them up!

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