Geoffrey Zakarian Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Aug, 2021
Facts of Geoffrey Zakarian
Date of Birth: 1959 , July-25
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Geoffrey Zakarian
Father Viola Zakarian
Mother George Zakarian
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Worcester, Massachusetts
Ethnicity White
Profession Chef
Net Worth $6 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Balad
Weight in KG N/A
Married Yes
Married to Margaret Anne Williams (m. 2005)
Children Madeline Zakarian, George Harris Zakarian, Anna Zakarian
TV Show The Kitchen, Chopped
Siblings George H. Zakarian Jr., Cynthia Zakarian
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Geoffrey Zakarian is a famous Chef, Restaurateur, Television personality, and author who is most popular for his unique food recipes. He is also famous for his appearance in several television programs on the Food Network, including Chopped and The Next Iron Chef. He is the executive chef of several restaurants in New York City and Miami. Zakarian started working as an apprentice chef under chef Daniel Boulud at LeCirque in the early 1980s. He is married to marketing executive Margaret Anne Williams since 2005.

Early Life And Education Of Geoffrey Zakarian      

Geoffrey Zakarian was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the United States of America on July 25, 1959. He was born as the son of Viola Zakarian and George Zakarian. He was raised in his native town Worcester, Massachusetts. Zakarian belongs to the White American ethnicity and his nationality is American.

His zodiac sign is Leo. Talking about his siblings he has one brother and a sister, George H. Zakarian Jr., Cynthia Zakarian.  

In the spring of 2000, Zakarian worked with Alain Passard, Geoffrey Zakarian attended Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He also earned a degree from the same institute.

Geoffrey Zakarian's Professional Bio-Life Changing Food Recipes

From 1982 to 1987, he worked at Le Cirque. In 1996, he was hired to oversee Old Navy's ill-fated coffee bar and coffee cart, division.

Later, he went to Blue Door of the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami. He became the executive chef at Patroon in Manhattan in 1998. During 2000, he worked as a renowned French chef at the three-Michelin-star restaurant Arpège in Paris.

He has appeared on Food Network's Chopped series as a judge along with restaurateurs Aarón Sánchez, Scott Conant, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag, and Chris Santos.

He also appeared as the judge on the Food Network's series "24 Hour Restaurant Battle. In 2011, Zakarian was named the winner of The Next Iron Chef. He also hosted the Food Network's series The Kitchen. He has also featured on Cutthroat Kitchen as a judge.

As we have mentioned Zakarian gained huge popularity from his unique food recipes. The kind which brings new flavor and approach to the food. 

Legal Issues

Zakarian filed for personal bankruptcy in response to a lawsuit against him by his former employees in 2011. As per the employees, he was engaged in gross violation of labor laws. Even two of his co-partners of his restaurants support the workers' allegations, however, Zakarian's publicist denied the rumors.

Similarly, in 2015, he withdrew from the planned American-style concept restaurant called The National in the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C after the controversial comments made by now-president Donald Trump. In response to Trump's statements "do not in any way align with my personal core values, Zakarian said, "We are a nation built from immigrants, my family included."

He was expected to lose more than a $500,000 lease deposit. As per the report, "Trump sued Zakarian in August 2015 for a sum in excess of $10 million for lost rent and other damages."

Geoffrey Zakarian's Net Worth And Body Measurements

Geoffrey Zakarian has a net worth of $6 million and his salary is around to be $500K. He has a perfectly maintained body for which he regularly visits a gym. He has brown hair and light brown eyes. He has a perfect height which measures about 178 cm.

He is at the peak of his career and he seems even improving at a higher level. He has a huge television fan following. His fans also follow him on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Geoffrey Zakarian's Personal Life

Zakarian is a married man. He married Margaret Anne Williams in 2005 in a private marriage function. His wife is a marketing executive and she was previously married Heather Karaman for nearly 10 years.

The couple has been married since 2005. They have three children together, two daughters, and a son. His first child is a daughter named Madeline Zakarian and his second child, a daughter named Anna Zakarian and George Harris Zakarian is his son.

He seems very much happy with his spouse and child and he has no plans of getting a divorce. He lives with his family in the United States. 

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Geoffrey Zakarian is 59 years old. 
  • Birth sign: Leo
  • Height: He has a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m).

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