Wolfgang Puck's reputation as a chef and personality speaks for itself. Since learning how to cook in an apprenticeship, he's run acclaimed restaurants around the world for the last forty years. He's catered the Oscars. He's voiced a Smurf. He can make great omelets, and isn't afraid to let you know it. And, this season, he's one of the judges on Top Chef, after many years as a guest. Between his accent and his gregarious demeanor, he was easily the most interesting part of this season's premiere. "This stove is like a woman: It never does what it's supposed to," he said, chuckling, while his chefs struggled. Puck is an old-school type you can admire, if not always embody. We spoke to him recently about that, his new TV role, and what's next for food.