September '17 Magazines 89144 - Page 34

In the Kitchen Chef Spencer Rudow Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill M eet Executive Chef Spencer Rudow, an East Coast transplant with a penchant for food, family, and his spot in the kitchen of one of the world’s most famous restaurateurs: Wolfgang Puck. Graduating with dual Sports Psychologist and Counseling majors from West Virginia University, his future took a sharp 360 degree turn when a near obsession with food propelled 34 September/October 2017 him into the culinary arena. Long hours, tired feet and the heat of a wood burning pizza oven are a given, but this chef lives the creed and loves the rush, relishing the jour- ney to success along the way.