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Wolfgang Puck Gets Star Treatment With New Hollywood Walk of Fame Honor

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He’s only the second chef to earn the accolade

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Everybody knows Wolfgang Puck. From his smiling soup label face to his airport eateries to Spago to the upscale Cut, the famed chef is still as relevant (and seemingly omnipresent) as ever. Now he’s getting immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It’s no small thing to earn the right to have your name stamped onto a star and placed among the greats of Hollywood gone by. In fact, Puck will become just the second chef to ever earn the honor, following in the path set a couple years back by Bobby Flay. Arguably Puck has done more not only for food and television overall but Los Angeles specifically, but that’s okay — it’s about making it any way you can.

The move by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to make Puck a part of Hollywood lore was first announced last year, but now comes some specific details on the party. The unveiling of the star will happen Wednesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m., making Puck the 2,608th total star on the famous Walk. He comes in under the category of television, of course, but if you want to see the living legend in person just stop into Spago any night of the week and you’ll usually find him flitting in and out. Or just head over to the Eater Upsell podcast, where you can listen to the man himself speak on his past, his success, and precisely what he thinks of restaurant critics.