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Food

Introduction

Wolfgang Puck

Lesson time 03:30 min

Welcome to Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen. In his first lesson, Wolfgang shares the goal of his MasterClass: inspiring you to feel confident in the kitchen, whether you’re a home cook or restaurant chef.

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I grew up, I mean, really not very well off. We had meat maybe once a week. I remember we had Wienerschnitzel on Sunday. And I ate maybe half of it, and put the other half on the side so I could have it the next day, or maybe Sunday night, too. For me, food was always the most pleasure. You know, I remember going in the garden of my mother, picking fresh tomatoes, putting them on a sandwich, on this dark bread we had with butter. So for even as far as I go back, food was always for me something special. I think we are here really to do something good. And for me, it's in cooking/ I love to teach people. I love to cook in the restaurant. To me, nothing is better than when people see me at the airport and say, Wolfgang, I read your book, or I saw you on TV, I made a recipe and everybody loved it. Makes me feel so good. So I think, to me, teaching people is an important part. So for me, if I can help anybody out there to be a better cook, to learn something new, I think that what excites me, because I'm the same way. On the MasterClass, not only I can teach people recipes, but I can explain it, maybe still in a short way, my journey, how it happened, that it wasn't always like that, that I wasn't always successful. I never thought I was going to own all these restaurants, have 5,000 people working with me. But you know what? It happened step by step. We built a great company. So I think if you just want your own restaurant, if you just want to cook dinner at home for your family, I want you to see me and get inspired. I want you to be proud when you cook something and put it on a plate and bring it to your friends, to your family, to your children and show off. And in turn, it will make you feel really good. I'm Wolfgang Puck, and this is my MasterClass.


Become fearless in the kitchen

Legend has it Wolfgang Puck came up with his famous smoked salmon pizza when his restaurant ran out of bagels—and ended up changing the way America cooks. In his MasterClass, the five-time James Beard Award-winning chef behind more than 100 restaurants brings you into his kitchen. You’ll learn not only how to master starters, mains, sides, and cocktails, but also how to take risks to create memorable recipes of your own.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Wolfgang teaches you the art of tasting love it !

Chef Puck is a great teacher. I enjoyed learning about his path, and his ups and downs in business. I learned new skills and any simple concepts that I will use in my life. well done!

I have learned how to better flavor food. I've also improved what I've been cooking and it's more often that the texture is better too.

Learning new ways to cook and enjoy food. That has inspired and elevated my culinary work.


Comments

eva W.

I loved this class as a single mom with 3 kids,food is always a topic they talk about.My oldest son ,14 loves steak and fish and after this class i have learnt a amazing way to make food from wolfgangs class

A fellow student

Wolfgang is talented but cannot look into a camera and talk, he’s like deep into the headlights unwatchable

A fellow student

I must have been brain dead when I filled out the original comment. I have spent a LOT of time in Vienna and traveled for a month with my close friend in September 2019 and really, for the first time, traveled through Germany and Austria to truly appreciate the food and the culture. We visited friends outside Vienna and had a country meal, and I traveled through Munich, Black Forest region, and Styria, where my friend is originally from. Food in Gratz and Vienna, a wake up call to my German roots.

James E.

Great introduction for its statement of intent. I have owned some of Wolfgang Puck's cookbooks for decades. Three years ago, I met two of his students: Jim and Terri Petrovits. Jim has passed...but he created a destination restaurant/inn in Charlottesville, Va. How he loved to remember his time with this iconic chef! Jim's food was exceptional. Our friendship led me to this MasterClass.

A fellow student

Wolfgang, your stories moved me deeply. Thank you for everything you shared. I used to eat at Soagos when I lived in LA with my in-laws and Richard Lewis. You may remember him....a real character. You came to our table to say hi a few of those times. I appreciate and admire you and your journey, and the profound ways in which you’ve advanced the wAy we think about food.

A fellow student

This is an awesome master class. Going to make the fish filets tonight, the chicken tomorrow. Love the artistic presentation of every dish. Very practical lessons - can easily be done at home. Please give us more like these!

Molakin U.

You can see and hear how passionate he is about his craft and his story. A story is like a life travel guide that leads to becoming a better person and great at your skill.

Julieta M.

In fact I´m here because I´m diabetic and I try to improve some recipes to don´t have a very poor food, I can´t eat just a biftec or a leg of chiken without any flavor... I want learn more about food to use it in my every day diet.

Barbara

I look forward to sharing what I have learned the next time I cook for my son, who is a Chef!

Lilian K.

Good introduction! You love teaching as evidenced by the many instructional demos you provide on HSN. I am looking forward to learning skills in this class. Have a great day.