Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style over the last 30 years. An accomplished chef, TV host and culinary consultant, Zakarian has presided over some of the country’s top kitchens, traveling the world for new inspiration to marry with his classical training and techniques in a lifelong effort to deliver paramount hospitality experiences.
In 2001, Zakarian opened his first restaurant, Town, to which he brought his culinary and decorative vision to life, for which he was awarded Three Stars from The New York Times.
Zakarian next opened Country, a restaurant that paired his passion for food and wine with his innate sense of hospitality, grace and old world elegance. Country was awarded a Michelin Star along with Three Stars from The New York Times.
Currently as Chef/Owner of Manhattan's The Lambs Club and The National, Geoffrey 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 2014, he re-launched The Palm Court at The Plaza, where he also operated as the Culinary Director for The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar, and In-Room Dining through 2016. In June 2016, Geoffrey opened two concepts - Georgie, a Modern American Restaurant, and The Garden Bar, a living room style lounge serving light fare and a wide array of beverages at Montage Beverly Hills.
Outside of his work as a chef, Geoffrey is also an accomplished author and notable television personality. In 2006, Clarkson Potter published his debut book, Geoffrey Zakarian’s Town/Country, and 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 two of Food Network’s series, The Kitchen and Top 5 Restaurants. He 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 products called Pro For Home - a refrigerator storage system inspired by the way professional kitchens organize their food. Learn more here.