5 Things You Didn’t Know About Margaret Zakarian

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While her surname links her to another famous public figure, Margaret Zakarian is a big deal in her own right. She’s a hospitality industry executive and the co-owner of the Zakarian Hospitality Group. She also happens to be married to celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian.

Before she went into hospitality, Zakarian worked in fashion and advertising. Needless to say, she’s a goldmine of interesting tidbits. Altogether, here are some facts about her.

1. Her Father Is Her Inspiration

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Zakarian’s father, Francis Williams, is the CEO of a construction company called Kimmins Contracting Corporation. She grew up in an affluent neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, and decided to follow in the footsteps of her father and pursue a corporate career. He set a good example which influenced the public figure greatly.

2. She’s Extensively Educated

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If there’s one thing Margaret Zakarian is known for, it’s her business savviness. She attended New York University, where she majored in Business and Marketing. All that was in preparation for a business career, much like her father. Altogether, she knew that she had a lot to learn, so gleaned what she could before launching her career.

3. Margaret Zakarian Has Been On National Television

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While her husband is pretty much out there when it comes to TV appearances, Margaret Zakarian is more behind the scenes. However, she has been on national television. She was on The Kitchen from 2016 to 2017, which is no big surprise, as food preparation is a very big part of her and her husband’s lives.Additionally, she was a participant at the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and caught some air time when the event was televised.

4. She’s 20 Years Younger Than Her Husband

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It’s no big secret that Margaret Zakarian and her husband have a bit of an age gap — 20 years, to be precise. In fact, it was even speculated that their entire relationship was a publicity stunt. However, she has made it quite clear that theirs is a truly loving relationship. Apparently, they were introduced by a mutual friend. Their mutual passion for entrepreneurship and food were two big things that drew them together.

5. Margaret And Geoffrey Zakarian Opened A Restaurant Together

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Together, the Zakarians opened up the restaurant Town. They came up with the concept and decor together. Even more, Town hosts over 100 diners on a daily basis. Overall, the joint venture is a huge success, and with Geoffrey Zakarian’s culinary skills and Margaret Zakarian’s business talents, they’ve got the ideal setup.

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