Geoffrey Zakarian Bio

(Iron Chef, Restaurateur, Television personality, Author)

Geoffrey Zakarian is an American chef, restaurateur. He is also a television personality and author. Geoffrey is married and has two children.

Relationship Statistics of Geoffrey Zakarian

What is Geoffrey Zakarian marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Geoffrey Zakarian get married ? (married date):July 30, 2005
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How many children does Geoffrey Zakarian have ? (name):Three (Madeline Zakarian, Anna Zakarian, George Harris Zakarian)
Is Geoffrey Zakarian having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Geoffrey Zakarian gay ?: No
Who is Geoffrey Zakarian wife ? (name):Margaret Anne Williams

More about the relationship

Geoffrey Zakarian is married to Margaret Anne Williams. His wife Margaret is a marketing executive on 30th July 2005.

The couple has two daughters named Madeline Zakarian and Anna Zakarian, and a son named George Harris Zakarian. Geoffrey and Margaret have been married for fourteen years now and their relationship is still going very well.

Previously, he was married to Heather Karaman. The couple was married for approximately ten years and divorced due to irrecoverable differences.

Who is Geoffrey Zakarian?

Geoffrey Zakarian is an American Iron Chef and restaurateur. In addition, he is a famous television personality and author.

He is the executive chef of several restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City, and Miami. He is featured on several television programs on the Food Network programs including; Chopped, The Next Iron Chef, and Iron Chef America.

Age, Parents, Family, Ethnicity

Geoffrey Zakarian was born on July 25, 1959, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the United States to Armenian-American and Polish-American ethnicity.

Geoffrey Zakarian
Caption: Geoffrey Zakarian and Margaret Anne Williams (Source: Reality Stars)

He is the son of an Armenian-American father, George Zakarian, and a Polish-American mother, Viola Viola Zakarian. He has a sister named Virginia Zakarian and a brother named George Zakarian.


He graduated from Burncoat High School in 1977. After that, he earned a degree in economics from Worcester State University. He also earned an associate degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, he went to France to work as a Chef.

Geoffrey Zakarian: Professional Life, Career

Initially, Geoffrey worked under Chef Daniel Boulud at Le Cirque, where he was named “Chef de Cuisine” from 1982 to 1987. In 1990, he became the executive chef at a restaurant 44. In 1998, he became the executive chef at Patroon in Manhattan.

During 2000, he worked as a renowned French chef at the three-Michelin-star restaurant Arpège in Paris. He currently serves as a consultant at the Water Club in Atlantic City.

In addition, he works as an executive chef at the Lamb’s Club in New York City. Zakarian released his first book, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town / Country in 2006. His book was named one of the best of 2006 by the New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser.

Geoffrey has appeared numerous times on Food Network’s series as a judge with other several restaurateurs. He has also appeared as a judge in the Food Network’s series 24 Hour Restaurant Battle.

Moreover, he has served as a Top Chef as a judge and has appeared in Hell’s Kitchen. Zakarian also participated in Iron Chef America in May 2010.

He was named the winner of The Next Iron Chef in December 2011, defeating Elizabeth Falkner in the season finale. He became a co-host on the Food Network’s series The Kitchen along with other judges in 2014. In 2016, he began hosting the Food Network series Cooks vs. Cons.

Geoffrey Zakarian: Salary, Net Worth

There is no information about his salary, however, his net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.

Geoffrey Zakarian: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

There is no rumor of his extra-marital affairs at the present time. Zakarian filed for personal bankruptcy in response to a class-action lawsuit against him by his former employees in the spring of 2011.

He withdrew from a planned American-style concept restaurant called The National in the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. in the wake of controversial comments made by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants.

Trump sued him in August 2015 for a sum “in excess of $10 million” for lost rent and other damages.

Body Measurements

He has a good height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 80 kg. He has fair skin, green eyes, and his hair color is light.

Social Media

He is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has around 605.2k followers on Facebook. Further, he has more than 666k followers on Instagram and has more than 317.8k followers on Twitter.


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