Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Personal Bankruptcy
|Geoffrey Zakarian and Scott Conant at South Beach Wine & Food Festival|
Zakarian, a judge on Food Network's Chopped and executive chef at several eateries, including the Lambs Club and the National Bar and Dining Room in New York has filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition on April 6 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, listing 179 creditors.
He is scheduled to open Tudor House restaurant at the new Dream South Beach hotel in June and is also slated to oversee all other food and beverage operations at the property on 11th Street and Collins Avenue.
The chef's publicist, Jaret Keller, told Short Order, "This is a personal bankruptcy that does not affect any of his projects. Chef Zakarian is thrilled and excited to open the Tudor House and is looking forward to spending time in Miami Beach."
Life goes on for Zakarian, who is currently filming The Next Iron Chef and spending the weekend at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival.