Wolfgang Puck

Chief Executive, Wolfgang Puck Enterprises

Wolfgang Puck built a culinary empire that encompasses three separate entities: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc. Born in Austria, Puck came to Los Angeles in 1975 and garnered the attention of the Hollywood elite – first as chef and eventually part owner of Ma Maison and then by creating his first flagship restaurant, Spago, in 1982. Other restaurant openings followed, from Atlantic City, N.J., to Maui, Hawaii, and he expanded his businesses to catering, housewares, and consumer products. His syndicated newspaper column, “Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen,” reaches more than 5.3 million people each week.