Tracey Mathews, owner of Trixie’s Treats Truck was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. She comes from a family who loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking. In 1930 her grandfather attended baking school at age 14 and worked for local bakeries until retiring in 1978. Her great-grandmother was the head chef in a castle in Austria for several years, regularly preparing meals consisting of many courses. This love for cooking and baking has not only led her in into the industry, but her brother, Alan, shares this passion and is the head chef in one of South Carolina’s top restaurants, Solstice Kitchen. Her mother is also a graduate of culinary school.
After much prompting from family and friends, she took her passion and started a business out of her home for a few years before the business grew and she was forced to make a decision about how to move forward. In early 2013, that decision led to the emergence of the Trixie’s Treats Truck and with it, she has pioneered the mobile truck industry into the Lehigh Valley. She has won awards at the Artsquest Cupcake Bowl in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She took home both the People’s Choice and Jay Scherlein Signature Chef awards for Best Dessert at the 2013 and the 2015 March of Dimes Signature Chef Auctions. And in 2014, she was voted Lehigh Valley Style’s “Best Food Truck You Wish Was In Your Backyard” Award. She is the Co-founder and President of the Greater Lehigh Valley Mobile Food Alliance and loves working with her fellow food truck owners in the area. She books her truck for private events, participates in many local festivals and events, and donates her time and treats at several fundraising events throughout the year as well. Tracey credits much of her success to her loyal customers and supportive family and friends.
Her desserts can be ordered in advance or purchased when the truck is out on the streets.
Fans can follow the truck on Facebook and Twitter. Her new venture, Trixie’s Oven Lovin’ is set to open in Spring 2016 and will be located at Buzz by FoC in historic Easton at 21 S. 2nd Street.
Tracey lives in Upper Macungie with her husband, Clay, and her son, Mason.