Compliments to the Chef
Meet Geoffrey Zakarian
Throughout a successful career spanning 30 years, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian has made his mark as a culinary innovator and restaurateur known for his signature style that comes to life in his Modern American cuisine and his unique hospitality philosophy. As the visionary behind beloved restaurants including The Lambs Club and The National in Manhattan, The National in Greenwich, CT and The Sunroom in Atlantic City, Zakarian combines his classical training and keen eye for design in each of his distinctive concepts. In his perpetual pursuit of excellence and continued refinement of his craft, Zakarian will launch Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills where exceptional breakfast, lunch and dinner menus will be served in a breathtaking and vibrant space within the hotel. Additionally, Zakarian has developed an outstanding new neighborhood gathering place, The Garden Bar, located across from Georgie. The Garden Bar will be a chic yet comfortable lounge featuring a robust and artfully designed beverage program. Both Georgie and The Garden Bar opened in June 2016.
While Zakarian is known as a passionate chef and successful restaurateur, he has also penned two best-selling cookbooks titled Town/Country and My Perfect Pantry while simultaneously working as a notable and revered television personality with six different shows on Food Network. Zakarian is a Food Network icon with ongoing appearances on several of the network’s most successful television series. In addition to being an Iron Chef and longtime favorite judge on “Chopped”, Zakarian also appears on “Chopped Junior”, “Kitchen Sink”, and “Top 5” while simultaneously co-hosting the acclaimed daytime series, “The Kitchen”. In 2016, he was again tapped by Food Network to serve as host of the primetime runaway hit, “Cooks vs. Cons” which was quickly picked up for its second season after the show’s instant success in season one with Zakarian at the helm.
Outside of being a lauded restaurant industry leader, Zakarian also takes an active role in serving the communities in which he operates to ensure giving back is always a priority in his career and personal life. Among other charitable initiatives in which he participates, Zakarian currently serves as Chairman of the Food Council for City Harvest, an organization fighting to end hunger in New York City in which he remains very active.
To learn more about Geoffrey Zakarian, please visit www.geoffreyzakarian.com or follow Geoffrey on Instagram at @gzchef for exciting behind-the-scenes insights into a day in the life of Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.