Fast Facts

  • Began cooking pastries with his mother when he was a child.
  • First job in the U.S. was at La Tour in Indianapolis in 1973.
  • Wrote his first cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen, in 1981. 
  • Opened his first restaurant, Spago, in West Hollywood in 1982.
  • Has overseen and cooked for the exclusive Governor's Ball post-Academy Awards party since 1995.
  • His charity, Wolfgang Puck & Barbara Lazaroff Charitable Foundation, funds the American Wine & Food Festival, which in turn benefits Meals on Wheels.
  • Appeared as himself on a number of scripted series, including Who's the Boss?, Frasier and Las Vegas.


  • Josef Puck — Stepfather
  • Klaus Puck — Brother
  • Maria Puck — Mother
  • Barbara Lazaroff — Ex-wife
  • Cameron Harper Lazaroff-Puck — Son
  • Marie France — Ex-wife
  • Byron Jason Lazaroff-Puck — Son
  • Gelila Assefa — Wife
  • Oliver Wolfgang Puck — Son
  • Alexander Wolfgang Puck — Son

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  • Birth Name: Wolfgang Johann Puck
  • Birth Place: St. Veit, Austria
  • Birthday: July 8, 1949, Cancer
  • Profession: Chef, TV host, Author, Restaurateur

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