Wolfgang Puck is a US-based chef and restaurateur, known as one of the pioneers of fusion cuisine. He is a familiar face in American households from his numerous appearances on cookery shows such as Cooking Class with Wolfgang Puck and Iron Chef of America: Battle of the Masters, as well as cameo appearances on American Idol, Frasier, and Tales from the Crypt.
  • Name: Wolfgang Puck
  • Date of Birth: 8.07.1949 
  • Place of Birth:  Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria
  • Grew up in: Austria
  • Places of residence now: Los Angeles, CA 
  • Started as a chef in year: 1963 
  • Restaurants owned: The Wolfgang Puck Companies encompass over 20 fine dining restaurants, among the top 40 Restaurants in the USA, premium catering services, more than 80 Wolfgang Puck Express operations, and kitchen and food merchandise, including cookbooks, canned foods, and coffee products.
  • Best known for: Restaurateur, Chef, TV Personality 
  • Cooking styles:  California, French, and fusion
  • Michelin stars: 2 
  • Net worth 2021: $90 million



In 1975, Wolfgang came to Los Angeles and very quickly garnered the attention of the Hollywood elite as chef of Ma Maison in West Hollywood. His dynamic personality and culinary brilliance that bridged tradition and invention made Ma Maison a magnet for the rich and famous, with Wolfgang as the star attraction. 
He had an innate understanding of the potential for California cuisine, and was pivotal in its rise to national attention during the late 1970s. Wolfgang Puck is the first chef to turn his celebrity into a brand. His life motto is "live love eat."