Geoff Tracy is an entrepreneur par excellence. A successful restaurant owner, he has done well for himself and is an established American chef. His smart business acumen has led him to successfully open chains of restaurants. As of 2019, he runs five restaurants across America.
Geoff is also a best-selling author. He co-authored Baby Love, a New York Times Best Seller. In the book, he brought in his experience as a chef to teach busy parents how to feed their babies and toddlers healthy and delicious meals.
For his contribution to encouraging healthy eating habits, readers of Washington Magazine chose him as the Best Local Chef in 2012. He sits on the executive board of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington as the Chairman. This entrepreneur is married to his college sweetheart, Norah O’Donnell, a CBS news anchor. Their union has produced three lovely kids – Grace and Henry (their twin babies), and Riley.
Geoff Tracy Bio
Geoff Tracy, the famous American Restaurant owner was born on the 23rd of January, 1974 in New York City. He spent most of his growing up days with his family and brother. His brother turned to become a trusted partner in the establishment of the restaurant business. He attended Georgetown University, where he graduated with a degree in Theology in 1995.
His passion for cooking and promoting healthy eating led him away from pursuing a career in theology. The implication was that he had to go for another degree. He enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York City. Geoff was so exceptional that he graduated top of the class. That was the beginning of a journey that led to becoming the owner of three successful restaurants.
Having come out tops in his class at the Culinary Institute of America, it’s been a smooth sail for Geoff Tracy in his culinary career. He opened his first restaurant in 2000 and chose to go with the name Chef Geoff’s in order to identify the business with his personal brand. Two years later, he opened another one, Chef Geoff’s Downtown.
The two restaurants were enjoying massive growth, thanks to the quality management they enjoyed from Geoff. He gave his best into the businesses and made sure they grew at a consistent rate.
Geoff Tracy is a determined and driven person. He didn’t sit back and just enjoy the growing proceeds from his already successful restaurants. He wanted more, so in 2006, he opened a third restaurant in Maryland named Chevy Chase. Another one was opened in 2008 named Hank’s Tavern & Eats, a typology of the medieval American Diners. Two more restaurants came in 2009 and 2012. It doesn’t look like he’s done yet as he plans to add five more restaurants to the already growing chain.
The restaurant business is a very competitive one, but Geoff Tracy has managed to keep his head above the waters and has excelled in the business. His collaboration with his brother, Chris Tracy, has also been a major factor to the continuous growth and success of the restaurant chains. They have distinguished themselves in so many areas to keep up with the competition. From the menu to the price, palates, and the value of customers, they’ve been consistent.
His Net Worth
Needless to say, Geoff Tracy’s fortune comes from his restaurant business. He has been in business for almost two decades and has attained a level of success that’s enviable. He is estimated to have a net worth of over $8 million.
Geoff Tracy and his family live in their home in Wesley Heights, which was bought for $3.2 million in 2010.
Geoff Tracy’s Family (Parents, Wife, and Kids)
Geoff Tracy grew up in New York City with his parents and siblings. There is no available information about them. However, going to college meant falling in love and starting a family of his own. He met Norah O’Donnell in college and by 2001, they were married.
Norah has played an important role in Goeff’s career from the beginning. She was part of the brain behind the massive success Geoff recorded early on in the business. To further consolidate her role, they co-authored Baby Love. The book went on to become a New York Times Best Seller.
Six years after their marriage, they welcomed their first babies – a beautiful set of twins. The twins, Grace and Henry, were born in May 2007. By July of the following year, another baby came crying – a baby girl. They named her Riley.