Geoff Tracy, Geoff's, Washington DC
Geoff graduated from Georgetown University in 1995 with a degree in theology. He then went on to graduate first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Geoff opened Chef Geoff's in 2000 and Chef Geoff's Downtown in 2002. Both were opened before he reached the age of 30. In 2006 Geoff opened his third restaurant, LIA'S in Chevy Chase, MD. In late 2008 Geoff opened Hank's Tavern & Eats in Hyattsville, MD. He operates the 200 seat restaurant in partnership with his brother Chris Tracy. Geoff's fifth restaurant, Chef Geoff's Tysons Corner opened in 2009 in Vienna, VA.
Geoff oversees kitchen and dining room operations as well as managing the concept, menu development, marketing, finances, and growth at each of the restaurants. The restaurants serve 750,000 guests every year and employ nearly 300 people.
Geoff is also the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, Baby Love. Baby Love teaches busy parents how to feed "Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler". The book is published by St. Martin's Press.
As an active member of the community, Geoff serves as an executive on the board of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. Additionally, Geoff contributes to more than 150 charities and organization every year in the form of silent auctions, fundraising appearances, and even the Chef Geoff sponsored Little League team. In 2006, the National Restaurant Association awarded Chef Geoff's The Best Neighbor Award for its contributions to the community. In 2009 Geoff was awarded Albert Uster "Chef of the Year Award". Geoff is also a member of the Washington Baltimore chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.
Geoff is extraordinarily fortunate to be married to CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Norah O'Donnell. They reside in Wesley Heights with their three beautiful children Grace, Henry, and Riley.