Mexico.- The gala of the oscars 2022 would not be the same if on the ornate tables in front of the Dolby Theater the delicious dishes of the Chef Wolfgang Puckwho has satisfied the hunger of the stars that shine in this event for several years.
Wolfgang Puck’s story has a dark past, which contrasts with the great success he has achieved in gastronomy. Her childhood was not lived as a happy child, but as an abused child.
Before abandoning his Austrian origin, he lived under the same roof with a violent man who over and over again told him that he was worthless, and also abused his sister, he was his stepfather Joseph Puck.
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However, when Wolfgang Puck was determined not to be crushed by that reality, and to follow in the footsteps of his mother, who worked as a cook, this new vision of a better future gradually led him to become one of the best chefs. of the world.
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From Austria to France
It was at the age of 14 that Wolfgang Puck left home to start working as a cook, first in hotels, where he learned the basics of cooking.
Later he emigrated to Francewhere he had his first opportunities in prestigious restaurants such as: Baumaniere’s L’Oustauunder the orders of Chef Raymond Thuilier; the Hotel de Paris in Monacoand the Maxim’s on Paris.
From Europe to the United States
Once Wolfgang Puck learned all about the french gastronomy and became more and more passionate about being one of the best chefs in the world, he made another decision that would change his life: to move from Europe to United States.
In the 1970s, when he was 24 years old, the chef came to The Angels hired by employer Patrick Terrailupscale restaurant owner Ma Maison on beverly hills.
His style in the kitchen, which matched his early years as a cook with menus from France, caught the attention of distinguished diners and celebrities alike. Hollywoodwhich began to give him more and more fame.
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Open your own restaurant
Already with deserved recognition in United StatesWolfgang Puck and his wife barbara lazaroff they opened in 1982 their restaurant called spago on Sunset Stripwhere it included pizzas with gourmet ingredients on the menu.
In addition to opening restaurants in other cities in the country, the chef lent his image to new cookbooks, precooked dishes, cooking courses and catering services, including the Oscar awards parties.
Two decades cooking for the Oscars
Chef Wolfgang Puck has distinguished himself by satisfying the hunger, craving and style of the celebrities who year after year come to the Oscar awardsthe most important cinema event.
An example of Wolfgang Puck respecting the ideas of the stars and adapting them to his kitchen is that time joaquin phoenix went to the Oscar gala and the chef served 15 vegan dishes because the interpreter of “The Joker” does not eat meat.
“We made about 15 different and really good vegan dishes so that if you ate them you wouldn’t miss any food. That doesn’t mean we didn’t do great steaks, lobster, fish… We did a lot of different things. We cook for the whole world”, chef Wolfgang Puck explained in an interview with El País.
For this 2022, among the delicacies that will be served at the Oscar gala are a Maine lobster pot pie with spring vegetables, wagyu beef burgers with fries and cacio e pepe macaroni and cheese.
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Wolfgang Puck’s Restaurants
Today, chef Wolfgang Puck’s most famous restaurants are:
spagoin Beverly Hills, which also has two Michelin stars
Chinois on Mainlocated in Santa Monica
dessertin Las Vegas and in San Francisco
CUT Beverly Hillsin Beverly Hills, with a Michelin star