Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has been a household name, especially amongst the Food Network fans for some good time now. He is the favorite judge on the panel of Chopped and won Season 4 of The Next Iron Chef. In more recent times, he has been the host of The Kitchen, Food Network’s longest-running Emmy-nominated talk show. All along, he has also taken on the role of host for Big Restaurant Bet likely with his wife Margaret Zakarian.
Margaret, here, has collaborated on all kinds of projects with her Armenian-American husband. We shall tell you the rest in this ‘Margaret Zakarian Bio’.
Meet Margaret Zakarian, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Wife
On the day of the release of Big Restaurant Bet on Food Network and Discovery+, celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret Zakarian joined KTLA 5 Morning News to talk about their new competition series.
Before that, the couple got married in 2005 and welcomed three children (now under 11) into their lives, two twin girls, Anna and Madeline, and a son, George. Their two adorable twin daughters could be found on Instagram @thezakariansisters where they entertained 15.1K followers as of the time of this writing.)
Margaret and her husband are a kind of pair who when they are not working, are at home, doing family-style cooking, and other things, that is family style too.
Geoffrey met Margaret through a mutual friend. Their shared passion for food and entrepreneurship, other than hiking and traveling, became the bridge of their relationship. Looking back, they shared that they were very much attracted to one another despite the 20-year age gap.
Before Margaret, Geoffrey was married to Heather Karaman, an American psychotherapist. The now-estranged couple was known to be happily married for 10 years before they parted citing irreconcilable differences.
Margaret Zakarian Age
Because Margaret Zakarian was born in 1979, she turned 42 years old in 2021.
Margaret Zakarian Job
Margaret Zakarian is frequently seen on TV with her husband. With him, she runs several restaurants including New York City’s The Lambs Club and The National, Florida’s Point Royal and Coastal Point, Connecticut’s outpost of The National, and Atlantic City’s Borgata.
Together, they also vend a bunch of merchandise on QVC, such as handy refrigerator storage containers, cookbooks, skillets, and (of course) the Zakarian Awesome Cookies.
President of Zakarian Hospitality LLC, Margaret has played an integral part in building the Zakarian brand.
Following ‘her graduation from New York University, she found herself working in the world of restaurants with the group that created Republic, Indochine, Bond St., Thom Bar, and A60 at the 60 Thompson Hotel. From there she became the Director of Marketing for Lotus, another famed restaurant and nightclub.
Then after Geoffery came into the scene, they established a restaurant called Town. Together, they also introduced the critically-acclaimed restaurant Country, earning 3 stars from The New York Times and a Michelin Star; The Lambs Club and The National in New York; crafted the food and beverage program at The Water Club at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City; reimagined the food, design, and bar at the iconic Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, and did more.
It’s Margaret’s eye for detail and design and Geoffrey’s classical culinary technique that is responsible for all the magic happening.
Today, Margaret was on the board of the Young President’s Organization (YPO Metro). As of the time of this writing, she was also a member of City Harvest’s Food Council.
How Much Is Margaret Zakarian’s Net Worth?
Margaret Zakarian held above $2.5 million net worth as of April 2022. While her 62-year-old husband reportedly had $6 million back in 2014. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the restaurateur, television personality, and author graduated from the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York before apprenticing under chef Daniel Boulud.
What Is Margaret Zakarian Ethnicity?
Margaret Zakarian proudly acquires Lebanese roots and is likely a Lebanese-American national now. She is said to have been born in Tampa, Florida. And, so you know, there was also a time when was a resident of Buffalo, New York. Although, even today she lived somewhere in New York with her family.
Margaret Zakarian Height
Youthful and radiant appearing Margaret Zakarian stands around 5’3” tall.
When Is Margaret Zakarian’s Birthday?
The 12th of June is when Margaret celebrates her birthday, making her a Gemini.
What Is Margaret Zakarian Maiden’s Name?
Before Margaret adopted her husband’s last name, she was Margaret Anne Williams. She was born to Marie and Francis Williams and raised a Roman Catholic. Then in later years, she followed her father’s footsteps and built an empire in the business industry.
Is Margaret Zakarian On Instagram?
Margaret can be found on Instagram @mzakarian where she had 538 posts and 34.3K followers as of 8 April 2022.
She also occasionally posted on ‘Margaret Williams Zakarian’ Facebook and Twitter @000mz. Around 18.1K people followed her on the latter.