Barbara Lazaroff is a highly regarded restaurateur, interior designer, producer, published author, celebrated philanthropist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and mother of two sons.
Barbara's career in hospitality commenced after co-founding, marketing and leading the publicity of the Wolfgang Puck Brand & IP in 1979. The brand has been developed to include the separate entities: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining, WP Catering and WP Worldwide.
Barbara established Imaginings Design, Inc. in 1981 and was the sole designer for Wolfgang Puck restaurants: Spago Hollywood, Spago Beverly Hills, Chinois on Main, Chinois Las Vegas, Eureka, Granita, Obachine and all the WP Cafés, along with designs of other restaurants in the US and abroad. Her exceptional work in the restaurant industry was recognized with her induction into Hospitality Design Magazine's prestigious Platinum Circle.
Always a strong advocate of women, Barbara raised awareness as an Associate Producer for the film Femme: Women Healing the World. Additionally, she was one of the founding members of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and one of the original members of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality. Barbara has also put her energies and expertise into tireless charitable work which has touched most every area of philanthropy from humanitarian, social, and educational to environmental.In 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners awarded her their Legacy Award for Philanthropy.