In the world of cooking, the word “legend” is thrown around an awful lot. You see it all the time, this chef is a legend, that chef is a legend. Even MasterChef is using it to describe the chefs who are guest judging on the series this season. However, it’s important to remember there are food legends and then there is Wolfgang Puck.
In the world of food, Wolfgang Puck and legendary are pretty much synonymous. His name is mentioned in the same breath as Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and the few chefs who truly changed the way people in this country thought of food.
He was one of the original Iron Chefs when the series made its debut in America. He has been awarded multiple Michelin Stars and has won a James Beard Award when that really meant something. Spago, his restaurant in Beverly Hills, California is one of the most famous eateries in the world.
Wolfgang Puck is the original celebrity chef and the one every other chef aspires to be, from contestants on Top Chef to Hell’s Kitchen to Chopped. He did it first and still did it the best. And now everyone will get to see exactly what he went through to get there
The first trailer for the documentary Wolfgang makes its debut.
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Wolfgang is a new documentary about the legendary chef that will be arriving on the Disney Plus streaming service on June 25. It follows his rise from apprentice in Austria to his arrival in America at the age of 24. It chronicles the rise of Spago, the cooking industry that is Wolfgang Puck and him becoming the first real celebrity chef, changing the game forever.
Directed by David Gelb and produced by the people that brought you Chef’s Table, it is a look behind the curtain of one of the most influential chefs to ever put on an apron. It is pretty much essential viewing if you think of yourself as a foodie.
And hopefully, once you watch it, you will rethink who you call legendary. Because by the standard set by Puck, most don’t even come close to measuring up.
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