Margaret Zakarian and her husband Geoffrey Zakarian’s new competition series Big Restaurant Bet is out. The show’s all about eight emerging chefs who are put through increasingly grueling challenges, from making their “moneymaker dish” to presenting their restaurant concepts to dealing with unruly customers.
But today, we aren’t here to discuss Margaret’s time on-screen or her feats. Rather, this article is all about her parents: Marie and Francis Williams.
Who Are Margaret Zakarian Parents?
Margaret Zakarian was born to parents Marie and Francis Williams on June 12, 1979.
It’s all thanks to them, Margaret now is in the hospitality business. Her parents have done a lot for Kimmins, Hohenwald, TN neighborhood — considering it was included in the areas with the highest crime and unemployment in the community.
Together, Marie and Francis have helped approximately 3500 families, with 1300 children under 6 years old.
Watching her parents aid the community, Margaret wanted to bring joy to the people’s faces as well. Thus, she joined the hospitality business right after graduating from New York University.
Her first step toward the restaurant business was working with the group that created Republic, Indochine, Bond St., Thom Bar, and A60 at the 60 Thompson Hotel. Eventually, she then went on to be the Director of Marketing for Lotus and played an integral role in launching the Meatpacking District Initiative.
In 2005, Margaret then married Geoffrey Zakarian, and together they opened the critically-acclaimed restaurant Country. Front there, the duo always worked as a team and opened more restaurants like The Lambs Club and The National in New York.
Also, in 2010, Margaret joined Zakarian Hospitality as its president and lent her expertise in detail and design to uplift the company to the next level. Besides this, Margaret also went on to sit on the board of the Young President’s Organization (YPO Metro) later.
Did you know: There’s a 20-year-age gap between Margaret and her husband Geoffrey Zakarian.
Meet Margaret Zakarian Mother, Marie Williams
Margaret’s mother, Marie Williams is a kind-hearted lady who devoted her life to helping the community alongside her husband Francis.
Learn more about her as you scroll below.
Marie Williams Age
Marie Williams was born on November 2, 1945. That made her 76 years of age in 2022.
Also, this means Marie was 33 when she had Margaret.
Marie Williams Job
Marie Williams is the co-founder of The Kimmins Foundation. The organization was opened by Marie and her husband Francis, in partnership with the Kimmins Corporation.
Reportedly, The Kimmins Foundation was incorporated as a 501 (c3) and was given Tax-Free status by the Federal Government. The company acted as a catalyst for neighborhood improvement with a mission to place all or children-under-6-years in early Childhood Education Programs of the highest quality, and have a zero unemployment rate in the neighborhood.
One of their vehicle to achieve their goal was the Kimmins Family Learning Center Educational Concept — where newborns were given the highest quality Early Childhood Education, and also the mothers and fathers of those children would receive formal educational instructions leading to their GED.
What Is Marie Williams Heritage?
Marie Williams either flaunts Lebanese or American heritage.
Margaret claimed that she receives her eyebrows from her beautiful mother.
Meet Margaret Zakarian Father, Francis Williams
Margaret’s father, Francis Williams is her hero and inspiration.
Get to know him better as this article proceeds.
Francis Williams Age
Francis Williams was born on November 1, 1941. That made him 80 years of age in 2022.
Also, Francis was 37 when he had Margaret.
Francis Williams Job
Francis Williams was the chairman and chief executive of Kimmins Contracting.
Kimmins Contracting was founded by the Kimmins family in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1917 and was quickly recognized though out the town for demolition and construction. Their main motto, “safety over profits” really reached out to people and their employees and made them feel like they were cared for.
“Nothing is more important than the continued well-being of our people — in the field and at the office,” the contracting company’s bio wrote.
Margaret’s father then took over the company in the 1970s and relocated its headquarters to Tampa in 1982. He then expanded the business and now it has offices in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Houston. Today, Kimmins Contracting mostly offered solid-waste management services including collecting, recycling, transfer, and demolition.
Though Francis mostly ran the company, Williams’ family and associates still controlled roughly 70 percent of the company’s stock.
What Is Francis Williams Heritage?
Francis Williams either flaunts Lebanese or American heritage.
Are Margaret Zakarian Parents Still Married?
Yes, Margaret’s parents are still married.
How Many Kids Do Margaret Zakarian Parents Have?
It was unclear how many kids Margaret’s parents exactly have.
However, we do know that Joseph Williams (the president of Kimmins Contracting Corp) isn’t their son. He’s Francis’ nephew.
Where Do Margaret Zakarian Parents Live?
They resided in Tampa, FL as of 2022.
Are Margaret Zakarian Parents On Instagram?
No, Margaret’s parents weren’t on Instagram.
Also, they weren’t featured over Margaret’s IG @mzakarian.