Geoffrey Zakarian Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Geoffrey Zakarian was born on 25 July 1959, in Worcester, Massachusetts USA. He is a chef, restaurateur, host, consultant, and author, probably best known for his numerous appearances in different television cooking shows like “Chopped”, “24 Hour Restaurant Battle”, and “Iron Chef”. These along with the numerous restaurants under his name make up a good portion of his current net worth.

How rich is Geoffrey Zakarian? Sources estimate a $6 million net worth, most of this attributed to his work in the restaurant industry. He owns multiple restaurants, and is partnered in a lot more. Books and television show contracts also help in this regard.

Geoffrey Zakarian Net Worth $6 Million

Geoffrey’s career started after he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York in 1980. He apprenticed under chef Alain Sailhac and chef Daniel Boulud while working at the famous restaurant Le Cirque. In the span of five years, he claimed the title Chef de Cuisine which he held on to before moving on to other opportunities, but his net worth was assured.

In 1988 he became the executive chef for the restaurant, 44.- the New York Times gave praise to the chef for raising the standards of the trendy restaurant. He would then work for the Blue Door of the Delano Hotel in Miami before becoming the executive chef of the Patroon in Manhattan during 1998, which was given a review of 3-stars by the New York Times.

During the year 2000, Geoffrey would then work alongside chef Alain Passard in the three-Michelin star restaurant Arpege in Paris, before moving back to Manhattan in 2001, and opening the restaurant Town, and then four years later opening another restaurant named Country – these ventures would be the start of the exponential increase of his net worth. Both restaurants focused on his specific style of modern cuisine with roots in classic French cuisine. Both also earned three star reviews from the New York Times. Country would later on earn a Michelin star, and Town would close its doors in 2009. During this time Geoffrey had become a consultant and executive chef of the Water Club in Atlantic City and the Lamb’s Club in New York City.

Zakarian’s television appearances include being a judge in the Food Network series “Chopped”. He also appeared on the shows “Top Chef” and “Cutthroat Kitchen”. Aside from these, he was featured on shows like “24 Hour Restaurant Battle” and “Hell’s Kitchen”. He competed to be the Iron Chef twice, one in “Iron Chef America” during 2010 where he was defeated by Masaharu Morimoto, then he won the second competition “The Next Iron Chef” in 2011 battling Elizabeth Falkner in the finale.

Two cookbooks have also been authored by Geoffrey, the first released in 2006 and entitled “Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town / Country”, rated one of the best cookbooks in 2006. His second cookbook released in 2014 is entitled “My Perfect Pantry: 150 Easy Recipes from 50 Essential Ingredients”.

Geoffrey is not a stranger to disputes and legal issues. In 2011 he faced a lawsuit from former employees of his restaurant for gross violation of labor laws especially in terms of overtime pay, which forced him to declare bankruptcy. In 2015, he also withdrew from restaurant The National after being provoked by comments from Donald Trump. This resulted in a lawsuit filed by Trump with a sum of $10 million, as yet unresolved.

In Geoffrey’s personal life, he has been married to marketing executive Margaret Anne Williams since 2005, and they have three children.’ he was previously married to Heather Karaman. In a few interviews, Geoffrey has declared himself a libertarian and a subscriber to the magazine Reason.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 25, 1959
Birth place: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Profession:Chef, Restaurateur
Spouse:Margaret Anne Williams (m. 2005)
Children:Madeline Zakarian, George Harris Zakarian, Anna Zakarian
Parents:Viola Zakarian, George Zakarian
TV shows:Chopped, The Kitchen
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of a son and a daughter.
2His wife is from Buffalo, New York.
3Iron Chef. NICA winner 4 in December 2011.
4Exec chef/owner, "The Lambs Club" in New York City.


Filmography

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kitchen2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Chopped2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Chef & Restaurateur / Himself / ...
Beat Bobby Flay2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Top 5 Restaurants2015TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Rachael Ray2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Star2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge / Himself
All-Star Academy2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kitchen Inferno2014TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
Rewrapped2014TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Iron Chef America: The Series2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Himself - Team Iron Chef America / Himself - Challenger Chef
Alton's After-Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Cutthroat Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Judge
America's Best Cook2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2014TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2013TV SeriesHimself
The Chew2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host
The Best Thing I Ever Made2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Next Iron Chef2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Contestant
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2012TV MovieHimself
All-Star Family Cook-Off2012TV MovieHimself - Contestant
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
Vine Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
The Best Thing I Ever Ate2010TV SeriesHimself
24 Hour Restaurant Battle2010TV Series
Hell's Kitchen2009TV SeriesHimself - Consulting Chef: The Water Club
Top Chef2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
After Hours with Daniel Boulud2006TV SeriesHimself
Opening Soon2006TV SeriesHimself - Chef / Owner

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Food Network Star2014TV SeriesHimself - Iron Chef / Star Salvation Judge
Iron Chef America Countdown2012TV SeriesHimself - Challenger Chef

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