Tracy’s passion and interest for food started at the early age of eleven. Growing up, her family owned a well known grocery business in Palo Alto, California for 65 years. Using the freshest ingredients, her mother and grandmother taught her everything they knew about cooking. Her zest for preparing delicious, natural foods flourished.

She spent five years as a Marketing Manager for Whole Foods Market in Los Angeles and was named an “All Star” out of 23 stores.
Tracy then founded “Cafe Mangia”, a natural food cafe in Westwood.
She currently works as a Personal Chef and Food Consultant for individuals, families and companies alike cooking and baking, as well as teaching smart grocery shopping and menu planning/preparation.

Food philosophy: “Keep it simple and natural and let the good ingredients speak for themselves.”

Role model: My Grandmother “The Gish” – she never let anyone go hungry and loved to entertain.

CHEFS THAT INSPIRE: Tracy’s inspiration is Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.
She’s a self-taught cooking genius that really focuses on fresh ingredients. Ina started her cooking business in her 40’s and has grown a fantastic brand all while maintaining a healthy relationship with her husband and continuing to entertain and enjoy food. She is truly amazing.