Wolfgang Puck prepares culinary delights for Oscars

Jan 16, 2007 by Ian Evans

For the 13th consecutive year, celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck has been chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create the menu for the Governors Ball, the post-telecast celebration following the 79th Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 25, 2007.

“The Governors Ball has always been a very special event for me, and I take great pride in creating the menu. This year’s menu will reflect the celebration of the evening along with my passion for locally grown, sustainable and organic ingredients,” Puck said. “I want to create a menu that is elegant and exciting, where the main ingredient is the star of the evening and the chef the co-star.”

This isn’t any ordinary dinner party. Puck and his team will be serving the Academy’s 1,650 guests, which will include Oscar® winners, nominees, presenters and telecast participants.

The menu will feature Ball favorites, including nearly 3,200 miniature Kobe beef cheeseburgers and 4,600 gold-dusted chocolate Oscars®.