Geoffrey Zakarian Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Books

Geoffrey Zakarian Biography

Geoffrey Zakarian is an American chef, television personality, and author. He is the chief executive of several restaurants in Miami, Atlantic City, and New York City. Likewise, he appears on a number of Food Network television shows, such as Chopped and The Next Iron Chef.

How old is Geoffrey Zakarian? – Age

Zakarian is 65 years old as of 2024. He was born on July 25, 1959, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Geoffrey Zakarian? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Geoffrey Zakarian’s Mother, Father – Family

Geoffrey was born and raised by his loving parents, George Zakarian and Viola (née Hekowicz) in Worcester, Massachusetts, US. He grew up alongside his two siblings, Cynthia Zakarian and George H. Zakarian Jr.

Geoffrey Zakarian’s Education

Zakarian received his Burncoat High School diploma in 1977. He later attended and graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in economics . Afterward, he relocated to France and made the decision to pursue a career as a chef.

Is Geoffrey Zakarian Married? – Wife

Geoffrey has been married to his beautiful wife, Margaret Anne Williams, since 2005. Together the couple has been blessed with three wonderful children, Madeline Zakarian, Anna Zakarian and George Harris Zakarian. He had previously spent about ten years married to Heather Karaman.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Photo
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Photo

Geoffrey Zakarian Career

Zakarian is a vastly recognized chef who stared off as an apprentice cook at Le Cirque under chef Daniel Boulud. In 1990, he became the executive chef at 44, a restaurant described by The New York Times as “trendy” and “chic”. Similarly, in 1996, he was employed by David Brody of Z100 WHTZ to manage Old Navy’s disastrous coffee bar and coffee cart business.

Additionally, he worked at the Blue Door of the Delano Hotel in South Beach, Miami. With origins in French cooking, his style is characterised as “modern,” or as he puts it, “dynamic American.” In addition, he published his first book Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town / Country, in 2006, which includes one hundred and fifty recipes for “Life Around the Table,” friends, and family.

Moreover, he appeared severally as a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped series alongside, Scott Conant, Chris Santos, and Amanda Freitag. Likewise, he has judged on Top Chef and made appearances on Hell’s Kitchen. In May 2010, he participated in Iron Chef America as a challenger and lost to chef Masaharu Morimoto, scoring 57 to 43.

Furthermore, in January 2014, he joined Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee, Marcela Valladolid, and Sunny Anderson as co-hosts on the Food Network series The Kitchen. He has also participated in (“Judging Judges”) and judged (“Well, Hot Clam!”) on Cutthroat Kitchen. More so, he also presented the Food Network show Cooks vs. Cons in 2016.

Geoffrey Zakarian’s Net Worth

Geoffrey has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.


  • My Perfect Pantry
  • Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town / Country


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