Geoffrey Zakarian took the prize on Sunday’s Dec. 18 “The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs” finale, beating out Elizabeth Falkner.
Zakarian, a New York chef who had competed in “Iron Chef: America” and served as a judge on “Chopped,” won the Heat and Meat challenge and the Hamptons Beach Cookout. Meanwhile, Falkner, who is based in San Francisco, won the Movie Theater challenge and the Food Auction challenge. Her experience as the executive pastry chef of Citizen Cake and the executive chef at Orson gave her an edge… though clearly not quite the edge Zakarian’s Hello Kitty bandages gave him.
Geoffrey Zakarian (born 1959 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American restaurateur, television personality and author. He is the executive chef of several restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City and Miami. He is featured on several television programs on the Food Network, including Chopped and in 2011, The Next Iron Chef, where he won the right to join Iron Chef America.