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Wolfgang Puck to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dorchester Collection's contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is delighted to announce that on Tuesday June 28, 2016 the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed that Wolfgang Puck is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2017 in the television category.
Wolfgang Puck commented: "I'm thrilled to have been selected to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To have my legacy immortalized by this iconic landmark, and to know that one day my grandchildren will be able to see my name on the star, is an honor not only for me, but also for my family".
Credited with changing the way Americans cook and eat, Wolfgang Puck created his first flagship restaurant Spago in 1982 after having established a reputation at Ma Maison in West Hollywood in the late 70s. His restaurants now span the world including Spago, Chinois, WP24, and CUT - he opened CUT at 45 Park Lane (at Dorchester Collection's contemporary Mayfair hotel 45 Park Lane) his first restaurant in Europe in London in September 2011. Awards include several from the prestigious James Beard Foundation, Michelin, British GQ Chef of the Year, and US Esquire restaurant of the year to name a few. Wolfgang has not only cooked for Hollywood legends but has catered for the star studded Governors Ball at the Oscars Academy Awards after party for over two decades.
Concurrently with his restaurant operations, Wolfgang Puck has made a name for himself as a communicator. He has been a regular guest on ABC's Good Morning America since 1986, the year he also produced his first instructional cooking video, Spago Cooking with Wolfgang Puck. His Emmy Award-winning television series, "Wolfgang Puck", debuted on The Food Network in 2000 and aired for five seasons. Wolfgang also has made guest appearances on a multitude of television shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Ellen De Generes Show, Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment Television, Hollywood Squares, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Frasier, The Simpsons, The History Channel, Wheel of Fortune, Las Vegas, Shark, What's My Line, and Saturday Kitchen. In 2001, the A&E Network featured the life of Wolfgang Puck on their popular Biography series.
Acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck joins a number of celebrities to have been honoured with a star on the Walk of Fame, such as Helen Mirren, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Dudley Moore, Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli.