Meet Margaret Zakarian, 'Big Restaurant Bet' Host Geoffrey Zakarian's Better Half
If you've spent any time watching the Food Network, you most likely recognize Chef Geoffrey Zakarian from one of his many TV appearances.
In addition to being one of the favorite judges on the panel of Chopped, he also won Season 4 of The Next Iron Chef, and these days, hosts The Kitchen, Food Network's longest-running Emmy-nominated talk show. Most recently, he's taken on the role of host for Big Restaurant Bet.
But what about his life outside of television? Here's what you need to know about Geoffrey Zakarian's wife, kids, and how to follow them all on Instagram.
Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret collaborate on all kinds of projects.
Geoffrey and his former marketing executive wife, Margaret, married in 2005 and have three children — two twin girls, Anna and Madeline, and one son, George. "When I'm not working, I'm home," Geoffrey candidly said in a series of Instagram story videos taken in 2018.
"And I'm working at home too because I have three children under 11," he said at the time. "We cook a lot at home... We do a lot of family style, whether it's a big pot of ragu, a big pot of pasta, whether it's taco night, everything's family style."
The entire family went over to the Good Morning America studios to share Geoffrey and Margaret's favorite back-to-school recipes.
When the culinary couple isn't on TV, they run several restaurants including New York City's The Lambs Club and The National, Florida's Point Royal and Coastal Point, Connecticut's outpost of The National, and Atlantic City's Borgata.
They also sell a bunch of merchandise on QVC, such as handy refrigerator storage containers, cookbooks, skillets, and most recently, Zakarian Awesome Cookies. "We serve these [cookies] at our restaurants and they are kid-tested and approved," writes Margaret on Instagram.
Back during his Instagram-story conversation on the occasion of the opening of his restaurant, The Lambs Club, Geoffrey went on to discuss how excited he is about the production company the married couple is starting, called Corner Table Entertainment.
"My wife, myself, and my partner Jared have opened a production company, so we're going to be hopefully producing some shows on Food Network, Discovery, where I won't be in front of the camera," he said. "I'm really excited about that. That gets my juices flowing. Because it's something I've always wanted to do and now I feel like it's time for me to do it."
In a conversation with Variety, the celebrity chef expanded on his dreams for his family's new venture. "I am very excited to produce dynamic content for the modern audience. I have a passion for discovering new talent as well as continuing to collaborate with established personalities in food, entertainment, and lifestyle."
Follow the Zakarians on Instagram and Twitter.
While we can't wait to see the scripted and unscripted shows that Geoffrey and Margaret have up their sleeves, the best way to stay up to date with everything this busy family is doing is probably by following their social media pages.
Luckily, almost every Zakarian has an Instagram page: Geoffrey's is @geoffreyzakarian, Margaret's is @mzakarian, and their two adorable twin girls can be found at @thezakariansisters.
Episodes of Big Restaurant Bet are available to stream weekly beginning April 5 on Discovery Plus.