Wolfgang Puck to Receive James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

The man behind the brand.
The man behind the brand. Photo: Getty Images

The James Beard Foundation writes in to let us know that little-known chef Wolfgang Puck will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual awards ceremony, which will be held on May 7 this year. Per a press release, the award “is bestowed upon someone whose lifetime body of work has had a positive and long-lasting impact on the way we eat, cook, and/or think about food in America.” Congrats, Wolfgang. Your naked-lady pancakes probably only helped increase your odds of winning the award. [Official site]