this colorful cook knows a thing or two about food and the outdoor lifestyle...

Tracy Miller started her culinary career before she discovered her purpose in life would be realized when surrounded by fresh fruits, vegetables and people that love healthy food, exercise, and an outdoor lifestyle. 

Growing up, Tracy’s family split time between New England and Hawaii. Miller was born in Maine where her roots still lay grounded in summer holidays at camp with family and lots of lobster. She spent much of her childhood living in the melting pot of Honolulu, Hawaii. Family dinners were inspired by the exotic flavors of the islands, traditional comfort foods, and always homemade and healthy.

As she headed back east to college at the University of New Hampshire, Tracy had an academic focus on radio and television, along with her ongoing passion for food.  After graduation, she moved west to the mountains of Colorado, where she has made her permanent home and is currently raising her two daughters. 

Tracy’s career in Colorado began in radio in Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen. Tracy also organized events and coordinated a non-profit board of directors, in addition to being a full-time Mom teaching her children how to live and eat healthy.

Walking with another mom, strollers full and legs burning, her friend suggested she try out for Cooking Light magazine’s "Healthiest Cook of the Year" contest. Tracy accepted the challenge and although she did not win the contest, she gained a career. When Tracy was asking for votes, she went on the local TV station as a guest chef. She was quickly scooped up by the station and began to host the morning show, Good Morning Vail broadcasting live from Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts.  This led to Tracy teaching cooking classes at the local college, hosting private cooking parties, and dinner party catering. Television was still cooking with the addition of a new show she produced, wrote, and hosted called Eat & Explore where she would share a healthy recipe and get outside on a hiking or snowshoeing trail to showcase the healthy lifestyle. 

As one show was progressing, another was sizzling on the back burner, The Local Dish. This was a great experience for Tracy as she went behind the scenes in restaurants and cooked the “signature dish” with the chefs. 

The culmination of these experiences is Colorful Cooking. Tracy Miller: caterer, instructor, and private chef. Her focus and specialty being healthy foods. “Adding fruits and vegetables to all meals is Colorful Cooking’s main focus.”

Tracy enjoys the mountains of Colorado with its vast array of activities and can often be found on the slopes, rivers and hiking trails with her family and friends.