The owner of COOKIE…take a bite!, Tracy Mattson, is a professionally trained pastry chef with over ten years of experience working in fine dining restaurants. She trained at L’Academie de Cuisine in Washington, DC and started her food career working in restaurants on the East Coast before settling in Sonoma County, California. To hone her craft and learn from the amazing talent in the pastry world, she has staged (i.e. volunteered for free) around the U.S. and abroad. Prior to changing careers, Tracy worked in Washington, DC for a Texas Congressman (a Democrat – we have those in Texas) and then in government and private sector focusing on environmental regulatory issues. Ready to start out on her own, Tracy started COOKIE…take a bite! to share her love of sweets and bring cookies to another level and make them a wonderful treat for any occasion.