Wolfgang Puck Biography

Updated On Feb 09, 2019 Published On Oct 05, 2015
Facts of Wolfgang Puck
Date of Birth: 1949 , July-8
Birth Nation: Austria
Name Wolfgang Puck
Birth Name Wolfgang Johannes Puck
Nationality Austrian-born American
Birth Place/City Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
Ethnicity White
Profession Chef
Net Worth $75 million
Hair Color Blond
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Gelila Assefa (m. 2007), Barbara Lazaroff (m. 1983–2003), Marie France Trouillot (m. 1975–1980)
Children 4
Education Apprenticeship
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Wolfgang Puck, born as Wolfgang Johannes Puck, is a renowned chef from the United States. He is also a restaurateur. He has also established himself as an actor.

Family and Education

Wolfgang Puck was from the middle-class family born as Wolfgang Johannes Puck on 8 July 1949 in Sankt Veit a der Glan, Austria to Josef Puck and Maria Topfschnig. He is an American and is of diverse descent. Like him, his mother is also a professional cook.

Marriage, Wife, & Children

Wolfgang Puck is a married man, not once but three times in a life. He first got married to Marie France Trouillot, and their wedding was took place in 1975.

He remained in married relationship with her for half a decade and finally divorced in 1980. He then married Barbara Lazaroff after three years of his single life.

They also have two children together. But his married life also ended like the previous one. They dissolved this two decades married life in 2003. Now, he is married to Gelila Assefa.

Career & Net Worth

His current net worth is $75 million, and also receives a massive salary for his works.

Wolfgang Puck dreamed of cooking since his childhood days and his mother is also one of the inspirations in his cooking career, he also took cooking training from her. 

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Born in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

July 8 , 1949

Wolfgang Puck was from the middle class family born as Wolfgang Johannes Puck in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria to Josef Puck and Maria Topfschnig. He is an American and is of diverse descent. Like him, his mother is also a professional cook.

Married to Marie France Trouillot

1975

Wolfgang Puck is a married man, not once but three different times. He was first married to Marie France Trouillot, they got married in 1975. He remained in married relationship with her for half a decade. They also have one child together.

Divorced with his first wife

1980

His first married life didn't last that long. He was married to Marie France Trouillot in 1975. They also had one child together but after half a decade, something went wrong and they decided to dissolve their married life.

Married to Barbara Lazaroff

1983

 He then married Barbara Lazaroff after three years of his single life. They also have two children together. But his married life also ended like the previous one. They were happy to be each other loving sopuse but they also dissolved this two decades married life.

Divorced with his second wife

2003

After being married with Barbara Lazaroff for about two decades and also being parents with two children they decided to take a break from their married life and this was followed by their divorce in 2003. The actual reason for the divorce is unknown.

Married to Gelila Assefa

2007

Wolfgang Puck married Gelila Assefa as his third wife. She is an Ethopian born and she has also established herself as a celebrity. They got married in 2007 and they also welcomed their first child together after being married.

Published his first book

1981

Wolfgang Puck full name Wolfgang Johannes Puck is a renowned chef from United States. He is also a restaurateur. Besides his cooking profession, he is a good writer and also an author. He published his debut book in 1981 and it was all about cooking. 

Opened Spago

1997

Wolfgang Puck is a renowned chef from United States. He is also a restaurateur. After being a chef for more than two decades, he desired to own his own restaurant and he opened his first restaurant in 1997 and he named it Spago.

Founded Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation

1982

Besides his professional career as a chef, he is also a social worker and he has been actively involved in charitable programs from a long period of time. In 1982, he also founded his own foundation that helps to support food and other cooking products in USA.

Won James Beard Foundation

2005

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2005, he received one of the prestigious honored in the cooking world and that was James Beard Foundation.

Was named Culinary Hall of Fame

2013

Besides being awarded with several prestigious awards, he has also been named with several honored titles. In 2013, he was called up in the Culinary Hall of Fame and he was honored by this title.