Wolfgang Puck '20 Contributor Since 2020
Chef and Restauranteur | Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
Perhaps no other chef is more widely associated with LA’s fine dining scene than Wolfgang Puck, who has been a leader since he came to the city in 1975 and made his mark at Ma Maison. His restaurant Spago has been a beacon of quality and service since it opened in 1982 and has allowed Puck to expand the brand to offer a total of 25 fine dining restaurants in 12 cities in six countries around the world, as well as offering renowned catering—he’s been in charge of the Governor’s Ball for the Oscar’s for more than 20 years—and a product line that includes everything from cookbooks to cook wear. In all, his restaurant empire and product sales totaled more than $400M last year.