Food Network host and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian’s three-year old Corner Table Entertainment is expanding into podcasting. The company has reportedly signed a deal with the iHeartPodcast Network to produce a podcast featuring Zakarian speaking with chefs and other notables from the world of food and beyond. The show is slated to launch during this month’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival.
“From business titans and chefs to athletes and entertainers, the audience will hear directly from my guests as to what it takes to climb and stay at the top of their fields,” Zakarian said in a statement to Variety. “Each episode will provide knowledge and advice that listeners can use to improve their lives. I can’t wait to dive in and see how these outliers fuel their careers to operate at peak performance.”
Zakarian has leveraged his restaurant fame into a media career. In addition to his work on Food Network where he co-hosts “The Kitchen” and is a regular judge on the “Chopped” competition show, he has also worked in radio. Zakarian previously hosted “Food Talk” on SiriusXM which is similar to his new podcast. It featured him speaking with chefs and people outside the culinary industry.
“We can’t wait for listeners to become part of the conversations we’re cooking up this year with Geoffrey on this new iHeartRadio podcast,” Christopher Hassiotis, Executive Producer of Food and Travel shows for the iHeartPodcast Network, told Variety. “GZ’s such an amazing talent in the kitchen, onscreen and certainly behind the mic, too. Anyone who wants to know more about how food fuels their lives and daily routines will find a lot to love.”
Zakarian’s new podcast is expected to be featured on radio as part of the company’s Sunday Night Podcasts initiative.