Meet Tracey MacRae, Campus Executive Chef
As campus executive chef for eight years, Tracey MacRae oversees the full menu of culinary offerings on campus. MacRae’s extensive experience stretches from her original entry-level job making sandwiches at a deli, to later becoming the original chef at Seattle’s Kingfish Café – a contemporary soul food restaurant. She joined UW HFS 17 years ago as a sous chef.
A long list of recognitions include: 2019 Premier Illuminating Excellence Award; 2019 Premier Spirit Award finalist; 2013 University of Washington provost luncheon, executive chef by invitation; and 2005, 2007, 2013 Food as Art, a celebration of African American chefs, invited by invitation.
“I love being a part of the wonder and fascination of the journey of food, sharing new cultures, ethnic influences, and flavors with students, educators, and lifelong-learners at this time in their lives,” MacRae said. “It has been my pleasure and pride to be the culinary voice that helps the university lead the way in providing our campus and neighboring community healthful, captivating, delicious, and socially conscientious food.”