Barbara Lazaroff in the Press – TV/Radio/online

Barbara Lazaroff in the Press — Radio, TV, Online



Barbara Lazaroff’s unique restaurant concepts and designs have brought her much acclaim. She has been featured in many magazines and books and  interviewed on many TV shows, radio programs, and in online audio and video interviews.

This page shares some of the TV, radio, podcast and other web interviews in which Barbara Lazaroff has been the subject or an interview, a show guest, or otherwise participated at the request of the various programs. It’s displayed with the newest items first.

Radio & TV

Barbara Lazaroff has appeared on these stations or shows and many more.

  • CNN
  • First Camera
  • E! Entertainment
  • West 57th
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Good Morning America
  • Eye on L.A.
  • The Home Show
  • Interior Motives
  • Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel
  • A & E Biography
  • Entertainment Studios’ Every Woman

Even Barbara’s kitchen has had its 15 minutes. Much more, in fact. Her kitchen was the set for Cooking with Wolfgang Puck, featured in Designers’ West, for which Barbara also co-wrote the script.


Plant-Based Eatery Flower Burger to Open First North American Location

QSR magazine's article on Flower Burger, Barbara Lazaroff working on Los Angeles location
QSR magazine (click for full article)

QSR Magazine, Industry News
May 4, 2021

Lead paragraph:
Flower Burger, a plant-based eatery in Italy, will make its North American debut on May 6, bringing its Instagrammable, colorful burgers to Los Angeles. The vegan-friendly, international concept will launch as a delivery-only ghost kitchen out of Culver City to start, with plans to open their first storefront this summer in West Hollywood. Helmed by LA-based entrepreneur Elena Platt, in collaboration with established restaurateur Barbara Lazaroff, the launch marks Flower Burger’s first North American location….

Read the article here at QSR magazine.

Articles on this also appear…
here at Vegnews mentioning “The brand’s new California location is helmed by restaurateur Barbara Lazaroff and LA-based entrepreneur Elena Platt…”
and
here at Patch.com or at MSN.com saying “to open this summer in West Hollywood, according to LA-based owner and entrepreneur Elena Platt, who is working with consulting partner Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder of the Wolfgang Puck Food Co.


Catherine Gray Launches ‘She Angels Series’ Featuring Women Entrepreneurs

By LATF Staff Member
January 15, 2021

Lead:
As women across America focus on their 2021 goals, the new She Angels Series premiers Saturday, Jan. 16 on YouTube.

Excerpt:
The groundbreaking series hosted by actress Susan Anton was filmed in Southern California and features a creative, positive and resourceful panel— Celebrity Chef Cat Cora; Emmy Award winning producer Nicole Ehrlich; Co-founder of Wolfgang Puck Brand, Barbara Lazaroff; renowned CEO of Fruiterie Milano, Celia Zaurrini Kahn; Co-curator of the Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, NY, SenYon Kelly; fashion icon and Co-founder of True Religion Jeans, Kym Gold; Co-founder of the She Angels Foundation, Catherine Curry Williiams, and trailblazing empowerment coach Andrea Quinn.

This article is online a latfusa.com.

Everything She Angel video is here on YouTube.


Margaret’s Merriest List: Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Foodie Friends

By Margaret McSweeney
Monday, December 12, 2020

Margaret’s Merriest List: Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Foodie Friends. Barbara Lazaroff is number 4.Excerpts:
Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season to celebrate the special people in your life and what better way than with Margaret’s Merriest List. For my very first ever gift idea list, I would like to highlight some Kitchen Chat guests with their recommendations along with a charity that they would like to feature.

4) Barbara Lazaroff’s Flame of Life shines so brightly. She is a philanthropist, a successful restaurateur, an amazing designer, a wonderful mother and very dear friend. Her encouragement during my Kitchen Chat culinary journey helps me live my joy. Here is our latest and special Kitchen Chat with Barbara Lazaroff and her son Byron Lazaroff-Puck at Spago recorded before the pandemic. Here are some wonderful gift ideas: Barbara’s exquisite Flame of Life Dinnerware – Barbara has created this limited edition Flame of Life Dinnerware to enliven your meals and inspire your soul. And a portion of each sale supports one of the several non-profits Barbara has supported since she found herself so fortunate in her success. Another fun idea is to call Chinois on Main (310) 392-9025 and/or Spago (310) 385-0880and purchase a To Go order for friends that live in Los Angeles. I’m going to order one for my youngest daughter. A special charity that Barbara would like to highlight is No Kid Hungry. Please consider a donation to feed a hungry child.

You can read the full article on KitchenChat.info.


Viking.TV — Anne Diamond interviews
Restaurateur and Interior Designer Barbara Lazaroff, ASID

Hosted by Anne Diamond and her guest Barbara Lazaroff
Thursday, November 26, 2020
1 hour, 12 minutes

VikingTV hostess Anne Diamond interviewed Barbara Lazaroff Thanksgiving Day, 2020The Viking description:
Join British journalist Anne Diamond as she shines a light on the incredible life of restaurateur, interior designer and philanthropist Barbara Lazaroff, ASID. From setting up the original—and now legendary—Spago restaurant in Los Angeles to growing a global brand with her ex-husband, the celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, Barbara shares what she has learned over her 30-year career. Not only is Barbara a respected leader in the restaurant industry, but she also engages in extensive charity work.

Tune in as Barbara answers viewers’ questions during the livestream.

You can watch this interview is here on Viking.TV.


The History and Future of Spago: Barbara Lazaroff and Byron Lazaroff-Puck

KitchenChat photo: A special photograph in Spago with Byron Lazaroff-Puck, Barbara Lazaroff, Margaret McSweeney and Chef Jaime Laurita. This was taken just days before Covid changed everyone’s life.
KitchenChat photo: Byron Lazaroff-Puck, Barbara Lazaroff, Margaret McSweeney and Chef Jaime Laurita. Taken just days before Covid changed everyone’s life.

by Margaret McSweeney
August 30, 2020

Excerpts:
Spago, Beverly Hills is the iconic flagship of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. Celebrations at Spago are legendary. Did you know that the Oscars parties at Spago predate the Vanity Fair parties? Just days before Covid hit in March, Chef Jaime Laurita and I went to Spago for a very special Kitchen Chat with Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder of Wolfgang Puck Brand and her youngest son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck.

“It’s unbelievable being able to grow up in this restaurant and witness my mom. She has taught me so much. It has been an incredible blessing.” Byron Lazaroff-Puck

Full article with interview here (in a new tab).

And here’s the video interview:


Talent Finders podcast Barbara Lazaroff

August 3, 2020
1 hour 51 minutes


Spago, Angels In The Sky (AITS) & Passover

by Nurit Greenger
April 11, 2020

Excerpts:
Spago has been closed due to the Coronavirus national lockdown. This year 2020, the legendary restaurant, that for the past 35 years, has held a Passover Seder as only Spago can prepare had to reinvent itself in order to continue serving some of Hollywood’s most known VIPs’ and the from year to year Seder guests. More importantly, the aim was to continue raising funds for the Mazon Charity to which the Seder’s proceeds are designated.

So how did Spago celebrate its popular charity Seder in the coronavirus era?

and

Not to miss on this Seder many years’ tradition, Barbara Lazaroff, Spago’s founding partner, personally called Mike Flint to let him know that Seder’s take-out delicious Spago food is available, which arrived with a bottle of wine and was fully enjoyed by Mike, wife Cheri and brother Guy.

Full article here (in a new tab).


FOX11-TV-logoSpago Seder dinner to go orders

Interview with Barbara Lazaroff on FOX Los Angeles TV
April 8, 2020

Blurb:
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t topping the good works of Spago Beverly Hills. At Passover. Their annual dinners to benefit the charity Mazon with Seder dinner to-go orders.

Fox 11, Los Angeles interview Barbara Lazaroff from her home to talk about how Spago continued to serve Passover Seder meals/kits during the COVID-19 issues — and still support the Seder beneficiary, MAZON.

You can see the segment at foxla.com/video/672100.


Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Self-Serving
Harvard Business Review

March 6, 2020

Opening statement:
Successful leaders who shift their attention to tackling big, societal problems can be overwhelmed by how little control they actually have. But, by using network-building and collaboration skills, they can navigate a path to successful innovation and transformational change. Here are the stories of three such efforts and the six essential lessons for attracting support for change they illustrate.

The excerpt:
Knock on many doors. To help reduce deaths caused by drunk drivers, Jay Winsten, a public health scientist, wanted to involve the biggest players reaching the largest audiences. He knew none of them. He used classic networking principles: find people who know people; every contact leads to another; and don’t ask too much from any single contact. Winsten went outside his home base to knock on doors in New York, Los Angeles, and wherever media influence was found. He built a wide circle of support from Hollywood moguls, television networks, advertising agencies, the press, and politicians.

He improvised, seizing opportunities. Winsten told his story to a top advertising executive who happened to be in the next seat on a flight to New York; she offered to provide her agency’s services pro bono, which resulted in the Designated Driver Campaign’s widely praised poster and slogan. He dined at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s famed Spago restaurant in Hollywood and approached Puck and his then-wife, co-owner Barbara Lazaroff. Spago ended up sponsoring a Hollywood reception for the embryonic Designated Driver Campaign, and Lazaroff became an adviser.

You can read the full article here at HBR.com.


Interveiw with Barbara Lazaroff on…
The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing)
a podcast by Steve Sims:

May 20, 2019

On today’s episode Steve chats with the Queen of Beverly Hills, Barbara Lazaroff. Barbara is a world-renowned designer and restaurateur. She is the woman behind the famous Spago and Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, using her brilliant branding strategies to grow the company all over the world. A philanthropist as well, Lazaroff has dedicated her life to empowering women and using her platform to help those in need. …

49 minutes.
Play at Steve’s show site or stream it from here.


Fandom: Michelin-Starred Restaurant Wiki – Spago Beverly Hills

January 7, 2019

Except:
Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff’s legendary, flagship restaurant features a completely new menu and design. The master chef, along with Executive Chef and Managing Partner Lee Hefter, has re-invented the entire menu with his signature farm-to-table philosophy, heightening the iconic California cuisine Puck catapulted to stardom.

michelin.fandom.com/wiki/Spago_Beverly_Hills


Hometowns & Heroes

Rebecca Blackwell & Mark Stewart
Rebecca interviews Barbara Lazaroff
Published on Nov 30, 2018
Summary:
You will never find a person who devotes more of her personal time to helping the community and people in the world. Barbara Lazaroff through many years has created huge events that raise money for many charities. We have posted a list of the charities that she has donated to by giving her time, talent, and money at the end of this video. Take a look at some of the background story of Spago and the rise of the brand Wolfgang Puck in this interview with Barbara.


“Anna & The Start Up” visits Barbara Lazaroff

October 4, 2018
“Anna & The Start Up” showcases conversations with inspiring women entrepreneurs to hear their stories.
This 14:23 piece entitled “The woman who created the Wolfgang Puck Empire – Barbara Lazaroff” will let you get to know Barbara well.


Bionic Buzz
Barbara Lazaroff Interview at the 65th Annual Boomtown Gala

May 23, 2018
1:24

Bionic Buzz® proudly got to cover he 65th Annual Boomtown Gala, presented by SHARE, Inc., at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. SHARE, Inc. is Hollywood’s oldest and most noteworthy charity, founded in 1953 by seven women – some of whom were the wives of the infamous Rat Pack! Their mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs and members of the community who are less fortunate. To date, SHARE has raised more than $65 million benefiting those in need across Los Angeles!


RenWomen header logoMeet the RenWomen: Barbara Lazaroff

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dale Griffiths Stamos hosts the RenWomen podcast creating interesting and helpful interviews with modern Renaissance women from her book RenWomen, and other amazing RenWomen she’s been meeting. Wonder if you’re a RenWoman or what you can learn from them? Have a listen.

Barbara Lazaroff is featured in the book — and in this episode, Barbara discusses her life as a highly regarded restaurateur, interior designer, producer, published author, celebrated philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and mother of two sons.

Listen to the Barbara Lazaroff RenWomen podcast from the podcast site
or
hear the Barbara Lazaroff RenWomen podcast at iTunes.

If you miss this or any other episode of the RenWomen podcast at the given time, you can hear them on demand as well.


Live Love Thrive Talk Show

Wednesday, August 23, 2017Barbara Lazaroff on Live Love Thrive Talk Show with Catherine Gray

Barbara was a guest on the Live Love Thrive Talk Show with hostess, Catherine Gray.

As an active participant in many women’s education and empowerment organizations Barbara also supported two 360 Karma events.

Online, on demand, embedded here. We start you off at Barbara’s segment, at 24:22, but we encourage you to rewind and see the entire show if you’d like.


Oscars 2016: Barbara Lazaroff Co-Founder Wolfgang Puck Brand

A segment of Flavor Living Radio

February 22, 2016

Welcome to Flavor Living Radio.  One of the hottest tickets in Hollywood California outside of going to the 88th Oscar’s Awards, would be the Oscar’s Governors Ball where great foods and dessert reach culinary excellence, who can host such an event.  On today’s show we have the Co-Founder of the Wolfgang Puck Brand. Barbara Lazaroff A.S.I.D Interior Designer..Tune-in and hear more…Her Qoute “You dine with your eyes first.” 

You can listen here (in a new tab)


Gastronomique En Vogue

The lovely @BarbaraLazaroff hosts a luncheon at Spago to support the Aviva Center.
Published on Oct 22, 2015


Mother Love LATalkRadio

March 25, 2015
Mother Love Talk speaks with Barbara Lazaroff, “co-owner of the world famous Spago, about the 31st Annual Passover Seder at Spago Beverly Hills about this and so much more.”


Fearless Fabulous You with Melanie Young, a Live Radio Show

December 15, 2014

Melanie’s website introducing Barbara’s feature.


Scenester TV

July 8, 2014

Barbara Lazaroff of Spago, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Chinois, Cut & More Interviews at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills on Art, Charity and Life with Host Erica Moore.


California Spirit — Beverly Hills Courier

July 25, 2013

Excerpt:
Co-host Barbara Lazaroff (right) chats with Chef Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria and RivaBella prior to Sunday’s  “California Spirit XXIX” food and wine festival at Pacific Design Center from 4 p.m. Chefs from 15 of the area’s top fine dining establishments will participate in the extravaganza which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Photo and full caption here.


LA-Talk-Radio_2013_Tai Babilonia_Frank-Sheftel_Barbara-Lazaroff.jpg

Frank & Tai Talk on LA Talk Radio

LA-Talk-Radio_2013_Tai Babilonia_Frank-Sheftel_Barbara-Lazaroff_montageBarbara Lazaroff was a guest of Frank Sheftel and Tai Babilonia on their radio show, Frank & Tai Talk as they spoke of restaurants, food, and the upcoming 29th Annual California Spirit event for which Frank will be making collectible Cal Spirit 100th anniversary ACS chocolate bars.
Frank made his famous Gourmet Chocolate Pizza from him Candy Factory for Barbara and Barbara brought Spago;s smoked salmon pizzas as well as sweets from Spago.

Sunday July 14, 2013
4:00 − 5:00 p.m.

For many years it was available to listen to at LATalkRadio.com/Sheftel.php. However, as the program is no longer hosted there, we are now unable to locate it for playback.


Beverly Hills Courier

Cal Spirit XXIX’ Gourmet Food/Wine Fest Set For July 28, To Benefit American Cancer Society

July 11, 2013

Excerpt:
It’s been called the “most delicious Sunday of the year.”
It is “California Spirit XXIX,” a gourmet food and wine festival  saluting the American Cancer Society which currently is celebrating its centennial year.
Hosted by Barbara Lazaroff and Sherry Lansing, the event will be at the Pacific Design Center on July 28 from 4 p.m.
Full article here.


Business Rockstars

On June 19, Barbara Lazaroff was in the CBS studio and on the radio live as a Business Rockstar. For half an hour, Barbara was on the air sharing Business insights with with Business Rockstars Co-Founder and Host Ken Rutkowski.Business Rockstars logo

As described at BusinessRockstars.com:
“Barbara Lazaroff, Co-Founder, Owner, and Designer of Spago and other Wolfgang Puck Restaurants, discusses the glass ceiling women have traditionally faced in business and why the problem will fade for future generations. She also discusses how you must present yourself professionally and why you must never under dress.”

She and Ken talk about more, too, of course. For example, they discuss how young men and women can prepare for the workforce. Plus, Barbara shares a few secrets of success in the restaurant business — which is easily transferrable to other businesses as well.KFWB radio station logo

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Business Rockstars
KFWB News Talk 980, a CBS station

For several years, this segment was hosted at Businessrockstars.com. Unfortunately, they have moved it without providing a link to the new location.


Big Brothers Big Sisters “Accessories for Success” Spring Luncheon Event – the arrivals

April 15, 2013

Barbara was honored at this event.


Hooray For Hollywood High, the red carpet

January 10, 2013
At the El Capitan Theater, honoring Carol Burnett. Many attended. Here are two interviews that Barbara did. We particularly love the second one – with Mikayla and Shayna Chapman. Be sure to listen in.

“Lavender is to feminists what purple is too womanists.” ~from the book, The Color Purple, cited by Barbara as she discussed her favorite color.


Splash Magazine interview

Barbara Lazaroff founding partner of SPAGO interview at 17th Annual California Spirit Gourmet Gala held at Paramount Studios.


Dr. Sanjeeta Pati and Barbara Lazaroff!

An episode of …
LetXs Talk About It — timely talk with “The Celebrity Doc” on matters that concern contemporary urban dwellers.

May 3, 2011

The second segment of the show is a pre-Mother’s Day tribute as entrepreneur and philanthropist, Barbara Lazaroff, co-owner of the Wolfgang Puck Enterprises talks about motherhood and her new book Wishes for a Mother’s Heart!

You can listen here (in this new tab).


Radio Kol America

April 27, 2011
9:00 – 11 p.m.
Guests: Philanthropist/Restaurateur extraordinaire Barbara Lazaroff (Spago, Chef Wolfgang Puck); and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr will be on guests.
Unfortunately, we do not have a link or a copy of this recording at this time.


Mr. Malibu

August 25, 2011
SerraProject.org event.
Barbara Lazaroff receives Visionary Award and Holland Taylor wins Celebrity Trailblazer Award at the Bevery Hills Hotel Crystal Ball Room event to support people with H.I.V. who are in need of all kinds of support.


Decades of Helping Others
Sophie Gayot interviews Barbara Lazaroff


September 29, 2010

The incomparable food critic, Sophie Gayot, never missed one of Barbara’s American Wine & Food Festivals. In 2010 at the 28th Annual American Wine & Food Festival, Sophie spent some time with Barbara in front of a camera. That detailed video about all that Barbara did for people is missing on Gayot.com now but we have this one.


Barbara Lazaroff on the American Wine and Food Festival/Meals on Wheels

An episode of …
LetXs Talk About It — timely talk with “The Celebrity Doc” on matters that concern contemporary urban dwellers.

September 21, 2010

This is the 28th year of this exciting event which has raised close to 20 million dollars for the homebound in our community. Barbara is the first segment here.

You can listen here (in this new tab)


90210 Day — The Beverly Hills Celebration

September 3, 2010

“Barbara can you look this way please?”
40 seconds
This video account has been removed.


Jesse Kalisher Gallery
Praise for photographer Jesse Kalisher

July 30, 2010


Power Women Success Tips – Spago’s Beverly Hills

Merrie Lynn Ross on MerrieWay Day – At Spago – the dining haven of the rich and famous. Merrie Lynn and Barbara Lazaroff bring the meaning of happiness to life. Great friends share the truth behind power women.

May 13, 2010
5:44


Lemons to Lemonade…In Memory of? Let’s Talk About It!

An episode of …
LetXs Talk About It — timely talk with “The Celebrity Doc” on matters that concern contemporary urban dwellers.

August 17, 2010
Barbara Lazaroff is the first guest, starting after 4 minutes, stepping in to speak about a friend’s organization and experience when the friend didn’t make it to the show, in addition to doing her own guest segment at about 1:09.

You can listen here (in this new tab).


TVlaCosta

October 8, 2009
A 10 minute sit-down interview at Spago, talking about AWFF and other philanthropy Barbara does.


KNBSTV
Carol Connors’ Easter/Passover BBBB In Your Bonnet Luncheon 2009

April 12, 2009

Carol Connors played hostess at “A Cow Jumped Over The Moon” on Rodeo Drive for this luncheon party. Glamorous ladies dress up and strut their stuff to vie for the prize. Goodie bags. Present were: Deanna Lund, Frank Tysen, Madeline Gussman, Barbara Lazaroff, March Schwartz, Linda Schwartz, Beverly Sassoon, Merrie Lynn Ross, Caleb S. Grodsky, Elena Krausz Jazmine Valte, Florence LaRue, Edward Litwak, Nathan Kays, Poppy Paulos, Liami Lawrence, Fatim Hana, Jazmine Valte. Happy Easter and Passover from KNBSTV!


Women’s Network – Meals on Wheels

September 24, 2008
Ahead of the 2008 events, Barbara talks about the 25th Annual American Wine and Food Festival, the Friday night dinner that takes place at Red 7, and the Chef’s Grand Tasting held at Spago, as she’s interviewed by Elke Schliwa of the Women’s Network TV Show about the various components that comprise her fund-raising for Meals on Wheels.


Art and Living Speaks with Barbara at the 25th American Wine and Food Festival

Oct 8, 2007
In this 4-minute segment, Victoria of Art and Living visits with Barbara Lazaroff during the AWFF to talk about it. She then speaks with great participants.


Women On Top TV Program

Fir Valley Productions 
May 2007

Barbara was guest on Women on Top, a program by Fir Valley Productions out of Canada. We’d love to share the show with you but unfortunately the clip of this show were removed during their site revamp..


Barbara Lazaroff: Spago Partnerships and Customers

December 7, 2007

Super Chef editor Juliette Rossant interviews Barbara Lazaroff, business partner and ex-wife of Wolfgang Puck about Spago partnerships and customers during the opening of Spago at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Bachelor’s Gulch, just outside Vail, Colorado.


Mike Farah – at the American Food and Wine Festival

September 29, 1997
Mike Farah interviews Celebrities at the American Food and Wine Festival with the Wolfgang Puck Foundation benefiting Meals on Wheels at Universal Studios Backlot in Los Angeles, California – Part 1 of 3
17 minutes
Mike Farah interviews Barbara Lazaroff and then celebrities at the American Food and Wine Festival hosted by the Wolfgang Puck Charitable Foundation at the Universal Studios Backlot in Los Angeles, California. – Part 3 of 3
30 minutes


Ruth Ziony interviews Barbara Lazaroff

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