These 35 Wolfgang Puck Quotes Are Truly Sizzling

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Wolfgang Puck Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Chef

Chef Wolfgang Puck created his legacy with not only his delicious food, but his advice on cooking and eating. For someone who's created an international food empire, we sure have a lot to learn from him!

One of life's greatest gifts is our ability to enjoy a yummy meal, so why not make the most of it? These quotes by Puck will inspire you to do just that. Don't let the joys of life such as fine dining go unappreciated.

Check out these quotes about cooking and life in general by legendary chef Wolfgang Puck. He shares with us the lessons and truths he's learned along his own journey with food. Hopefully you can take some advice from Puck to live your best life as a not-so-famous cook.

Best Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "The only way to teach people how to truly do it and do it the right way, is to get those ingredients and kitchen tools in front of them and in their hands to use."

  • "Thirty-five years ago, being a cook was the same as being a used-car salesman."

  • "You can eat an omelet at midnight, at lunchtime, all day long. It's perfect for every occasion."

  • "I tell everybody the same thing: You have to make every dish so when you taste it, you should remember it when you go home."

  • "Italian food is all about ingredients and it's not fussy and it's not fancy."

Get In The Kitchen With These Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "The food could taste amazing; however, if you present a plate of misfortunate looking food... you would really question yourself about whether or not you should eat it."

  • "Prep things in advance so that you don't have to cook everything at the last moment."

  • "For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place."

  • "Restaurants are like having children: its fun to make them, maybe, but then you have them for good and bad. You are going to have to raise them and if something goes wrong when they are 30 years old, they will still be your little boy."

  • "When you have made as many mistakes as I have, then you can be as good as me."

Inspiring Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "A good chef has to be a manager, a businessman and a great cook. To marry all three together is sometimes difficult."

  • "I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever's sharp."

  • "Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart."

  • "I learn more from the one restaurant that didn't work than from all the ones that were successes."

  • "A chef is a mixture maybe of artistry and craft. You have to learn the craft really to get there."

Try Not To Get Hungry While Reading These Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "Only you can judge your life. You have to live up to your own expectations."

  • "My passion for writing cookbooks really came from my love of collecting cookbooks."

  • "Omelets are about technique. Now, different people make it different ways, but, if you're a chef in Europe, an omelet has to be cooked on the outside, with just a simmer of color, and the inside has to be soft. It should be cooked like a steak - medium rare."

  • "I think the time of the formal dinners is over."

  • "For me, I don't expect to have a really amazing meal each time I dine out. Having a good meal with your loved ones - that's what makes the experience."

Motivational Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "Most seasonings are based on family tradition."

  • "A lot of chefs are traditional and do it very well. But the ones who are the most successful are the ones who change things. That is why someone like Heston Blumenthal is a genius."

  • "The most important thing for me is to really buy the best ingredient."

  • "I want to teach [people] the secret of great visual presentation. Your stomach sees the food first, and I want to help them match food flavor profiles with the aesthetics of everything."

  • "What I don't like is breakfast in the morning. I have a double-espresso cappuccino, but no food."

Our Favorite Quotes By Wolfgang Puck

  • "Nutrition is just so important to me, mostly especially for children."

  • "One of the things I've found now, not just for television, but in the restaurant, is that you have many anxious chefs, who know how to cook twenty recipes really well, but they don't have a good foundation for other things."

  • "When you meet someone, ask about what hobby they have, not what they do. People always ask me about cooking, but I prefer to talk about tennis or boxing."

  • "There is no value with just one restaurant or with one person. The brand has to be bigger than the person."

  • "It's easier being a judge than a competitor. As a judge, you don't have any risks. That makes it much more enjoyable."

Simmer Down With These Wolfgang Puck Quotes

  • "A lot of restaurants serve good food, but they don't have very good service."

  • "I like to be firm. But it is easier to be nice than to be nasty."

  • "The usage of proper salt is really just a small piece of education. However, I want people to really get the proper nutrition from food for them and their family."

  • "I used to write cookbooks. It was passion to try to bring healthy and fun recipes to people's homes. It was a way to bring my home to theirs."

  • "I think I generally try to buy the best quality and keep it simple. I don't try to make too many decorations, too many things with it."

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