Geoffrey Zakarian

Throughout his 30-year career, Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a chef restaurateur known for his sophisticated taste and signature style. As owner of The Lambs Club and The National in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Geoffrey combines his classical culinary training and his eye for design in these two unique restaurants. He also oversees the food and beverage program at The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City, and most recently, Geoffrey has accepted the prestigious role of culinary director for The Plaza, breathing new life into the iconic hotel’s The Palm Court, The Oak Room, The Oak Bar, The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar and In-Room Dining.

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 Food Network’s daytime series, The Kitchen, which premiered in January 2014. He also serves as Chairman of the City Harvest Food Council, an organization committed to fighting hunger in New York City.