Chef Wolfgang Puck Cast in Delectable Role as Official Special Events Caterer at Universal Studios Hollywood


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Chef Wolfgang Puck is about to be cast in a new role.

On Monday, February 6, Puck will be officially proclaimed primary caterer for all of Universal Studios Hollywood’s special events, it was announced by Universal Studios Hollywood president and COO, Larry Kurzweil.

To honor the occasion, the famed Austrian-born chef will unveil a signature dessert for the park, appropriately titled “Star-Bites.” In his new “starring role,” Puck will become a partner with the theme park through Wolfgang Puck Catering, and the new entity will provide food service for all events occurring at the world’s largest movie studio and theme park, including the mouth-watering entrees that have made his name synonymous with adventurous and elegant Californian dining experiences.

Carl Schuster, CEO and Managing Partner of WPC, added, “Wolf and I are pleased to enhance the guest experience at Universal through great food and event service.”

Commenting on the new agreement with Wolfgang Puck, Larry Kurzweil said, “The Special Events Departments at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk are known for delivering high quality food and service as well as the excitement of Universal’s world-class entertainment experience to a broad range of clients. The addition of Wolfgang Puck’s famous cuisine to our service will enhance our ability to create truly memorable special events. It’s a great marriage of two of Hollywood’s most venerable brands.”

Over the course of a year, Universal Studios Hollywood entertains millions of visitors and provides a dramatic backdrop for hundreds of private and public catered events ranging from 50 to 30,000 guests, including high-profile movie premieres and Fortune 500 corporate events. From its 9,600 square foot Globe Theatre venue to quaint European-themed streets to park buyouts, Universal Studios Hollywood provides full-service special event coordination, underscored by Wolfgang Puck Catering, to make black-tie galas, opening and closing receptions, meetings, product launches, corporate dinners and holiday events an affair to remember.

Since he arrived to the United States in 1973, Wolfgang Puck has been a unique and leading force in revolutionizing the restaurant industry. The same year, he debuted at the storied Ma Maison restaurant in West Hollywood, where regulars included director Orson Welles. In 1981, he opened Spago, which quickly became the country’s most famous restaurant and a true culinary hangout for all of superstar Hollywood.

His take on “California Cuisine” was an instant success and is now replicated and revered by restaurants around the world. Today, Puck, acclaimed as one of the country’s most renowned chefs, sits atop a sprawling business empire that includes a variety of food related businesses.

Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of Universal Parks & Resorts, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com); Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

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