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Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Johannes Puck (born Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig; July 8, 1949) is an Austrian celebrity chef, restaurateur, businessman and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by Wolfgang Puck Companies, with three divisions. He was born to Maria Worth and a butcher, who abandoned her before their child's birth. In 1956, Maria married Josef Puck, who adopted Puck. The marriage produced another son and two daughters. Puck learned cooking from his mother, who sometimes worked as a pastry chef. He trained as an apprentice 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. After two years at La Tour in Indianapolis, Puck moved to Los Angeles to become chef and part owner at Ma Maison restaurant. Following the 1981 publication of his first cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen based on his Ma Maison recipes, Puck and Barbara Lazaroff opened the restaurant Spago on the Sunset Strip in 1982. Fifteen years later, in 1997, Puck and Lazaroff opened the award-winning Spago in Beverly

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Wolfgang Puck Sued -- Your Waitress Smashed My Skull ... Now Pay Up!

Wolfgang Puck Sued
Your Waitress Smashed My Skull ... Now Pay Up!

Eating at Wolfgang Puck's restaurants can be a real headache -- just ask a woman who says she was dining at one of Wolfgang's D.C. locations ... when a waitress smashed her in the head with a… READ MORE >

Wolfgang Puck -- Best Puckin' Theme Song Ever

Wolfgang Puck
Best Puckin' Theme Song Ever

"Hey it's Wolfgang Puck, his food doesn't suck, and if you don't like his cooking, well he doesn't give a ... hoot." And that's just a taste of our new Wolfgang Puck theme song ... bon… READ MORE >

- 592 days ago
George Clooney's Obama Bash -- Willkommen Wolfgang!

Clooney's Obama Bash
Willkommen Wolfgang!

Wolfgang Puck and his band of merry caterers have ARRIVED at George Clooney's house for the ginormous Obama fundraiser tonight -- and they're already carrying in trays of delicious, fancy-people… READ MORE >

- 842 days ago
Wolfgang Puck Will Sling Food For George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser

Obama Fundraiser
Wolfgang Puck To Sling Food at Clooney's Event

When you're as famous as George Clooney, throwing a mega-fundraiser for someone as famous as the leader of the free world, you want a caterer as famous as Wolfgang Puck.TMZ has learned ... the… READ MORE >

- 845 days ago
Wolfgang Puck Sued for Firing 'Old Man'

Wolfgang Puck Sued for Firing 'Old Man'

Wolfgang Puck's super-fancy Beverly Hills steakhouse is being sued for sticking the metaphorical fork in a 52-year-old waiter -- who claims he was targeted because of his age. According to the… READ MORE >

- 1258 days ago
Wolfgang Puck -- Tonight's Special ... A Settlement!

Wolfgang Puck -- Tonight's Special ... A Settlement!

A dinner at one of Wolfgang Puck's restaurants might set you back a few hundred bucks -- but one patron actually came out ahead nearly five figures after settling a lawsuit with WP's company.As we… READ MORE >

- 1392 days ago
Wolfgang Puck -- Hey Slick, You're Being Sued

Wolfgang Puck -- Hey Slick, You're Being Sued

Does a restaurant need to put up a "Caution: Wet Floor" sign if the floor isn't actually wet?A woman from Michigan is suing Wolfgang Puck over an incident she claims went down at his Beverly Hills… READ MORE >

- 1856 days ago
Wolfgang Puck Sued for Crappy Dining Experience

Wolfgang Puck Sued for Crappy Dining Experience

Wolfgang Puck is being sued over a restaurant bathroom -- not because a woman claims it was covered in "urine and feces" -- but because someone allegedly ripped her off the crapper while she was… READ MORE >

- 1951 days ago
What the Puck Is Jumping the Shark?

What the Puck Is Jumping the Shark?

By adding portraits of Heidi & Spencer to the A-list covered walls of CUT restaurant in Bev Hills, Wolfgang Puck definitely "jumped the shark" this weekend. Just don't try asking him what that… READ MORE >

- 2168 days ago
Why Won't Puck and Public Health Reveal Famous Hosts?

Why Won't Puck and Public Health Reveal Famous Hosts?

Why is everybody concerned about not revealing the hosts of the parties catered by Wolfgang Puck's catering company, which exposed hundreds of guests to the Hepatitis A virus? Wolfgang Puck's… READ MORE >

- 2738 days ago

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