Geoffrey Zakarian

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Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian

Geoffrey Zakarian is a well-known American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. Geoffrey Zakarian is known for his innovative food dishes. He’s also known for his appearances on Food Network shows like Chopped and The Next Iron Chef.

He is the executive chef at various New York City and Miami restaurants.

In the early 1980s, Zakarian worked as an apprentice chef at LeCirque under chef Daniel Boulud. Margaret Anne Williams, a marketing executive, has been his wife since 2005.

Early life and Childhood

Geoffrey Zakarian was born on July 25, 1959, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Viola Zakarian and George Zakarian were his parents. He was born and reared in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Zakarian is of White American origin and holds American nationality.

Leo is his zodiac sign. George H. Zakarian Jr. and Cynthia Zakarian are his brothers and sisters, respectively.

Education Details

Geoffrey worked with Alain Pa s sard in the spring of 2000 while attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He also graduated from the same university.

Professional Career

Zakarian worked at Le Cirque from 1982 to 1987.

He was chosen to run Old Navy’s doomed coffee bar and coffee cart division in 1996.

He then headed to the Delano Hotel’s Blue Door in South Beach, Miami.

In 1998, he was named executive chef at Patroon in Manhattan.

He worked as a renowned French chef at Arpège, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Paris, in 2000.

Aarón Sánchez, Scott Conant, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag, and Chris Santos have all participated as judges and restaurateurs on Food Network’s Chopped series.

Geoffrey Zakarian
Geoffrey Zakarian as a chef. Source: reason

In addition, he served as a judge on the Food Network series “Restaurant Battle for 24 Hours. Zakarian was crowned the winner of The Next Iron Chef in 2011.

He also presented The Kitchen on the Food Network. He has also served as a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen.

As previously stated, Zakarian became famous for his creative cuisine dishes. The kind that gives food a new flavor and approach.

He also serves on the City Harvest Food Council as Chairman. The City Harvest Food Council is a New York City-based food rescue group dedicated to ending hunger.

Legal Concerns

In 2011, Zakarian filed for bankruptcy in response to a lawsuit brought against him by former employees.

According to the staff, he was in flagrant breach of labor laws.

Even two of Zakarian’s restaurant partners support the workers’ claims; nonetheless, the rumors were disputed by Zakarian’s PR.

In 2015, he also backed out of a planned American-style concept restaurant named The National at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., following Trump’s contentious comments.

“We are a nation established on immigrants, my family included,” Zakarian stated in reaction to Trump’s words, which “do not in any way accord with my personal basic values.”

More than a $500,000 leasing deposit was estimated to be lost. “Trump sued Zakarian in August 2015 for a sum in excess of $10 million for lost rent and other damages,” according to the source.

Net Worth and Salary

Geoffrey Zakarian has a net worth of $6 million dollars and a salary of $500,000.

His fortunes stemmed entirely from his professional career as a chef.

Relationship Status

Geoffrey Zakarian is happily married. In 2005, he married Margaret Anne Williams in a private ceremony.

His wife is a marketing executive who was previously married for over ten years to Heather Karaman.

Since 2005, the couple has been married. They are the parents of three children: two daughters and a son.

His first kid, Madeline Zakarian, is a daughter, his second child, Anna Zakarian, is a daughter, and his son is George Harris Zakarian.

He appears to be content with his wife and child and has no plans to divorce them. He lives in the United States with his family.

Body Measurement

Geoffrey Zakarian has a well-kept figure for which he goes to the gym on a daily basis.

He has light brown eyes and brown hair. His height is approximately 178 cm, which is ideal.

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Social Media

Geoffrey’s at the pinnacle of his career, and he appears to be getting better.

He has a sizable television audience.

His admirers also keep up with him on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.