Wolfgang Puck Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Spago, Net Worth, Salary

Wolfgang Puck Biography

Woolfgang Puck bon as Wolfgang Johannes Topfsching alias Puck is an Austrian-American chef, restaurateur, and actor. Although he was born in Austria, he moved to the United States at the age of 24. Puck moved to Los Angeles in 1973 and opened his first restaurant , Spago in 1982.

Wolfgang Puck Age and Birthday

Born Wolfgang Johannes Topfschnig, he is 72 years old as of 2021. Puck was born on July 8th, 1949 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria. He celebrates his birthday on July 8th every year.

Wolfgang Puck Height and Weight

The Austrian-American chef, Puck, measures a standing height of 5 feet 8 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.73 meters tall. In addition, he weighs 74 kilograms which is equivalent to 163 lbs. Moreover, he has grey hair and hazel eyes.

Wolfgang Puck Family, Parents and Siblings

A native of Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria, Puck, says that he learned cooking from his mother who was a pastry chef. After his mother’s remariage, he took the surname of his stepfather, Josef Puck. From the remarriage, Wolfgang got tow younger sisters and a younger brother. However, he has not revealed their names. This information is however currently under review and will soon be updated.

Wolfgang Puck Dating, Wife and Children

In 1975, Wolfgang married the love of his life, Marie France Trouillot. The couple unfortunately got divorced in 1980. He remarried in 1983, marrying Barbara Lazaroff with whom he has two sons namely, Cameron and Byron. The coupple got divorced in 2003.

However, Barbara continues to play a huge role in his restaurants and has been instrumental in their interior design. She is additionally listed by the company as a co-founder. In 2007, Puck married designer Gelila Assefa in Capri, Italy.

They currently reside in Los Angeles and have two sons namely, Oliver and Alexander. His favorite food is macarons.

Wolfgang Puck Education and Career


He trained as an apprentice under Raymond Thuilier at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence, at Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, and at Maxim’s Paris before moving to the United States in 1973 at age 24. After two years at La Tour in Indianapolis, Puck moved to Los Angeles to become chef and part owner of Ma Maison restaurant.


In 1973, Puck moved to the United States and worked for two years at La Tour in Indianapolis. He then moved to Los Angeles to become chef and part owner of Ma Maison restaurant. In 1981, he published his first cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen which was based on his Ma Maison recipes. He opened the restaurant Spago on the Suset Strip in 1982.

Fifteen years later, in 1997, Puck and Barbara Lazaroff, his ex-wife and business partner, moved the award-winning Spago to Beverly Hills. It has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. since 2004. The Infatuation wrote that “Spago made Wolfgang Puck the first (and maybe only) chef you and your grandma know by name.”

Wolfgang Puck Net Worth and Salary

Being an amazing chef and successful one at that, Puck has been able to make a great fortune from his career. he has an estimated net worth of $80 million. However, his annual salary is currently under review and will soon be updated.

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