Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck says his wife cooks more at home than he does

Wolfgang Puck slicing steak
Wolfgang Puck loves to cook at work, but doesn’t spend time in the kitchen at home. Kris Connor/Stringer/Getty Images
  • Wolfgang Puck says he rarely cooks at home.
  • The Michelin-starred chef says he mostly snacks while working at one of his restaurants throughout the day.
  • His meals sometimes consist of bites of salad, a piece of meat here and there, and ice cream.
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Wolfgang Puck is one of the original celebrity chefs, has several Michelin stars, and is known for running kitchens at restaurants beloved by movie stars and music moguls alike.

But in a recent interview with Insider about his upcoming documentary, “Wolfgang,” he said he doesn’t actually cook in his own home.

“You know, I cook rarely at home,” Puck told Insider. “My wife Gelila cooks maybe even more [than I do]. I take something either from the restaurant, or I might just eat a soup for dinner.”

He went on to explain how he doesn’t really eat full meals throughout the day either and prefers to snack on food as he’s working.

“For me, most of my meals are grazing in the restaurant,” the chef said. “So I don’t really sit down very often to eat. I just pick.”

Sometimes while at one of his restaurants, his food for the day may include “a few leaves of salad, I have a little piece of meat, a little piece of duck, and then some ice cream.”

Puck continued, “Do I like a great meal? For sure. Do I like white truffles? Who doesn’t? Do I like a great steak a little bit? Yes. Or a crispy chicken or a Peking duck.”

Though he is a self-proclaimed lover of food, the 71-year-old restaurateur said he’s not yet at a point in his life where he spends enough time at home to cook meals every day.

In the documentary, which starts streaming on Disney+ on Friday, Puck talks about how much time he has spent working at restaurants since he was a child. He shares stories of his love for cooking, determination in the kitchen, and even stories of celebrity encounters, like the time he mistook Ariana Grande for a student dining at Hotel Bel-Air.