SMSgt Tracey E Callahan was born in Hartford Connecticut and served in the US Air Force for 23 years from Dec 1984 – Feb 1, 2008. She served in a variety of positions in the Intelligence career field throughout the world. She amassed over 3000 hours flying 340 combat support and operational sorties on-board the RC-135 RIVET JOINT platform. She deployed over 500 days to RC-135 units in Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. On her last deployment to Saudi Arabia, she was responsible for executing 242 combat/combat support missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). She managed 121 personnel, to include a plus up of 4 additional aircraft and 75 aircrew personnel, effectively integrating into OIF operations. SMSgt Callahan enabled rapid combat readiness and optimal crew manning. Her career focused on helping all service members to be true to themselves and to grow within the military environment.
One of the most important parts of her travels was bringing the feeling of family to every table. The military environment was ripe for learning the regional food traditions of her Air Force brothers and sisters. For holidays and special celebrations, Tracey created meals from around the world to make sure everyone had a dish that tasted like home. “We were all away from our families so I created family traditions at our duty stations and deployed locations.”
Today, Tracey is the Owner and Executive Chef of The Traveled Chef LLC. She marries her love of cooking with her travels to England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Scotland and Wales during her Air Force career.
Being a personal chef allows her to bring families and friends together while dining on healthy global cuisine. She provides personalized culinary experiences to you in your home for special occasions and gatherings.