Geoffrey Zakarian Named Culinary Director at The Plaza Hotel

by in Food Network Chef, July 31st, 2013

Geoffrey ZakarianAs the chef at New York’s The Lambs Club and The National restaurants and the leader of dining services at The Water Club in Atlantic City, N.J., and Ocean Blue aboard The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, Chopped judge and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is surely not one to sit still. This Kitchen Stadium superstar works best when his plate is full of projects, and it’s a good thing he does, because just this week he earned another title: the Culinary Director at The Plaza hotel in New York City.

One of Manhattan’s most iconic hotels, The Plaza boasts a prime location in the heart of the city, a 100-plus-year tradition of luxury and a reputation for culinary excellence that Geoffrey will only serve to improve upon in his new role. He’ll be in charge of the hotel’s Palm Court and Oak Room restaurants, plus the Oak Bar, The Champagne Bar and The Rose Club, in addition to its in-room dining menus. The Palm Court will likely be the first to see modifications, but they’ll be subtle. “I want to leave as much as we can in place, the way they do with the great old restaurants in Paris,” he told The New York Times.

Browse exclusive photos to see Geoffrey inside his kitchen at The Lambs Club, then tune in to watch him on Chopped on Tuesdays at 10pm/9c and on Iron Chef America on Sundays at 11pm/10c.

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Comments (7)

  1. Tammy says:

    My goodness you are so handsome

  2. Chris says:

    But what does he do in his spare time ?
    :)

  3. Chfan1 says:

    Congrats to one of my favorite chefs!

  4. Cooking food and cuisine culture vary from country to country and from one culture to another and each cuisine has its specific particularity. Nowadays, because of the modern life that changes everything around us and influence our life style and eating habits, people are less preparing their own food.

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  7. dien dan seo says:

    I admire him. He is a very talented person

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