A brand new documentary about the celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck is due to be released on Disney+ on Friday 25th June
I recently was able to speak with Wolfgang Puck and the director of this documentary David Gelb about the new film, including why they partnered with Disney+, if Wolfgang learned anything about himself during the making of the documentary and if he had any tips to anyone wanting to open a restaurant.
Check out the interview below:
This new documentary shares the story of how as a teenager in Austria, Wolfgang Puck harnessed his love of cooking to escape the harsh rule of his stepfather. A local apprenticeship forged his path to train at a revered French restaurant before landing in America at age 24. In 70s Hollywood, Puck began working at Ma Maison, crafting an original menu around fresh ingredients, making the once-tacky eatery a popular, acclaimed darling. Still, the lack of acknowledgement from Ma Maison’s owner pushed Puck to take the biggest risk of his career and open his first restaurant, Spago, an instant hit where famous clientele dote equally on Puck’s new American cuisine and personality. Almost by accident, Puck created the concept of a “celebrity chef” with his decades-spanning television appearances, building a staggering global empire of restaurants, cafes and products for home cooks. But at home, the frenetic professional demands disrupted his family life.
From director David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), and the creators of Chef’s Table, “Wolfgang” is a candid, inspiring and emotional documentary that follows a legend as he reckons with the price of his dreams.
“Wolfgang” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 25th June.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.