THE WATER CLUB'S GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN WINS COVETED "IRON CHEF" TITLE IN FOURTH SEASON OF FOOD NETWORK'S "THE NEXT IRON CHEF: SUPER CHEFS"

Zakarian Joins Borgata Chef/Partners Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck in the “Iron Chef America” Roster of Culinary Talents
 
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (December 19, 2011)Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is thrilled to congratulate The Water Club’s Culinary Lifestyle Consultant, Geoffrey Zakarian, in being crowned Iron Chef on Sunday’s Fourth Season finale of Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs”.
 
“I am thrilled to be a member of this prestigious family,” said Iron Chef Zakarian. “It was a true honor to compete with such remarkable talent.”
 
Zakarian is the third chef/partner from Borgata’s culinary roster to be named Iron Chef, joining Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak) and Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille) in the esteemed ranking.
 
“This win exemplifies the caliber of chefs here at Borgata, where we strive to provide the best in the culinary arts on the East Coast,” said Nicolas Kurban, Vice President of Food & Beverage for Borgata. “We couldn’t be more excited to have not one, not two, but three Iron Chefs under one roof. Iron Chef Zakarian has been an integral part of Borgata’s food and beverage program since The Water Club’s debut in 2008, bringing his culinary and decorative vision to life in Atlantic City.”
 
Zakarian will make his Food Network “Iron Chef America” debut in a battle against Victor Casanova, executive chef at Culina, an Italian restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, December 25th at 9 PM (EST).
 
ABOUT BORGATA FINE DINING:
Committed to introducing diverse, innovative and world-class dining experiences to Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers a wide array of restaurants and world-renowned chefs under one roof, including culinary legends Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Mina (Seablue, A Michael Mina Restaurant), Michael Schulson (Izakaya – A Modern Japanese Pub), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club at Borgata), and restaurateurs Greg & Marc Sherry (Old Homestead Steak House). Along with an extensive wine collection of over 40,000 vintages, Borgata offers guests a one-of-a-kind culinary experience on the East Coast.
 
ABOUT BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA:
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,500 slot machines; the largest poker room in Atlantic City; 11 retail boutiques; six acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; six casual dining options; a 54,000-square-foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; four signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; six designer retail boutiques; and five heated indoor and outdoor pools.
 
 For more information on Borgata, please visit theborgata.com, or follow Borgata on Twitter at twitter.com/BorgataAC.
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For more information on Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, please contact Liza Costandino at lc12912@theborgata.com or 609-317-7759.
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