Show 567, March 2, 2024: Executive Chef Eric Klein, Senior Vice President Culinary and Partner, Wolfgang Puck Catering Part Two

Eric Klein of Wolfgang Puck Catering

We first introduced Chef Eric Klein to the listeners of the “SoCal Restaurant Show” when he was the high-profile Executive Chef and Partner of Spago Las Vegas in the Forum Shops. Later Chef Eric transitioned (with a major promotion) to Senior Vice President Culinary – Partner at Wolfgang Puck Catering based at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Every year for over two-decades Wolfgang Puck Catering has had the honor and great responsibility of providing all celebratory food and beverage for the prestigious Governors Ball following the Academy Awards ceremony. 2024 is the 30th year celebration of the Governors Ball. As for the past several years this luxe menu was created by Wolfgang Puck and Eric Klein. The pastry design is by Kamel Guechida and Gary Larduinat. This year the Oscars return to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, March 10th.

Wolfgang Puck is even flying in his Executive Chef at CUT London, Elliott Grover, to prepare Fish and Chips (with lobster) and oversee the Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and Creamed Horseradish Carving Station. Think tray-passed Smoked Salmon Oscars on Matzah for starters. A new creation for this year is a vegetarian item (tray-passed), Honey Butter Toast with Fennel Marmalade and Whipped Crème Fraiche.

Chef Eric Klein takes a break from his active kitchens to join us for this exclusive preview.

Wolfgang Puck Catering has a long association of culinary excellence with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS.) They also oversee all the foodservice at the highly praised Academy Museum of Motion Pictures located on The Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. The signature restaurant there is Fanny’s (attribute to actress Fanny Brice) with Executive Chef Jun Bum. Chef Eric Klein actively works with him on menu design. It’s a casual café and bar during the day and an elegant destination restaurant at night.

Chef Eric Klein takes a further break from his active kitchens to join us for this exclusive preview.