Zakarian-Geoffrey
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Geoffrey Zakarian

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Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. As owner of The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel and The National at The Benjamin Hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Zakarian combines his classical culinary training and his eye for design in these unique restaurants. He also oversees the food and beverage program at The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City. In June of 2016, Zakarian made his West Coast debut, opening Georgie and The Garden Bar... READ MORE

Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. As owner of The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel and The National at The Benjamin Hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Zakarian combines his classical culinary training and his eye for design in these unique restaurants. He also oversees the food and beverage program at The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City. In June of 2016, Zakarian made his West Coast debut, opening Georgie and The Garden Bar at Montage Beverly Hills. In February 2017, Zakarian launched two new concepts, Point Royal, a coastal American restaurant, and Counter Point, a robust coffee & juice bar , both within The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL. Next up, Zakarian will expand his hospitality footprint to the Middle East, with a restaurant in Qatar set to open in 2019.

Outside of his work as a chef, Zakarian is an accomplished award winning author and Emmy nominated television personality. In 2006, Clarkson Potter published his debut book, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town/Country, while his second cookbook, My Perfect Pantry, hit shelves in October 2014. In addition to his status as a longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and as an Iron Chef, Zakarian is a co-host on Food Network’s daytime series, The Kitchen, as well as the host of Cooks Vs. Cons. Zakarian also serves as Chairman of the City Harvest Food Council, an organization committed to fighting hunger in New York City. Most recently, Zakarian launched a line of kitchen products called Pro For Home, which includes a sous vide circulator, currently available across multiple retail channels, such as Amazon, QVC, Sur La Table and shop.geoffreyzakarian.com.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Bond St for Sushi - Tuna Tarte   What is your ultimate meal? Creekstone Delmonico with Shallots and Watercress at The Lambs Club   What three things are always in your pantry? Forum Chardonnay Vinegar Almond Butter Panko   If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A pianist. Or a professional golfer.   If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? My children.   What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? My best memory from NYCWFF was many many years ago a large group of us went to Bagatelle in the meatpacking district in its original location and partook in the funnest Day Brunch Party on the Saturday of the festival. More and more friends kept walking by and joining in the party. There was dancing on the tables for sure....and we have some pictures to prove it!