Wolfgang has changed the way Americans cook and eat by mixing formal French techniques and Asian- and California-influenced aesthetics with the highest quality ingredients. He also has changed the face of dining in cities throughout the nation, first in Los Angeles, then in Las Vegas, where he was the first star chef to create a contemporary fine dining restaurant, paving the way for other celebrated chefs and the city's metamorphosis into a dining destination.
His many restaurants, catering service and products are known for incredible quality, creativity and service.
Central to all of Wolfgang Puck's endeavors is his Wolfgang's Eat, Love, Live™ (WELL) philosophy. This stands for culinary passion for eating and dining WELL, which means a commitment to provide food made with only the freshest and most natural and organic ingredients available, to celebrate local farmers and seasonal ingredients, and to use only humanely raised animal products.
Wolfgang is committed to helping everyone experience fine dining and delicious tasting food. He approached the team at KitchenTek with the challenge of creating an electric oven that could cook foods faster; helping busy, active people to still enjoy the culinary lifestyle. The result is the countertop Pressure Oven.
Wolfgang is actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors and charitable organizations, including his own Wolfgang Puck-Barbara Lazaroff Charitable Foundation. Each year since 1983 the foundation hosts the annual American Wine & Food Festival, which has benefited the Meals-on-Wheels programs of Los Angeles and has raised more than $13 million over the past two decades.
The Harvard Business School of Southern California presented additional funds to Meals-on-Wheels when they presented Wolfgang with their honored Business Statesman of the Year award in 2001.
Wolfgang is also a major supporter of the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association, Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Animal Foundation, the Gateway Green, the Special Olympics, the Cystic Fibrosis Society, the Race to Erase MS, the Carousel of Hope Ball for the Children's Diabetes Foundation and the Fire and Ice Ball for Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program.
"After several years in development, we've got it right! I'm proud to bring you my new countertop oven that cooks in a fraction of the time. In fact I'm so impressed by its innovative technology, I put my name on it! It does everything your traditional oven can do but faster and with more flavor! Brown on the outside, moist on the inside, flavor-infused, great meals in a fraction of the time!"
— Wolfgang Puck