Miss Hot Tomato - Tracy Griffith
Tracy Griffith is not only an accomplished actress and singer, but also a skilled sushi chef. After graduating from the California Sushi Academy, Tracy was the featured sushi chef at Tsunami's restaurant in Beverly Hills and sparked national interest by becoming one of the few working female sushi chefs in the world.
She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Canadian National CBC, CBS, Fox News and World Entertainment Network; she has been written up in People, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Health & Fitness, Food & Wine and Women On Top.
Tracy's acting credits include: the daytime TV soap "The Guiding Light" and feature films "The Good Mother" with Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson; starred with Rob Lowe in "The Finest Hour;" and in "Crazy in Alabama" with her sister Melanie Griffith.. Her screenplay entitled "SushiGirl" is currently in development
Tracy is the author of a newly published book, "Sushi American Style" Clarkson-Potter Publishers, (which can be ordered on amazon.com). The exceptionally creative Griffith goes way beyond the raw fish sushi experience in her book by including bacon, lettuce and tomato, BBQ chicken, steak, Cajun flavorings and even desserts. In "Sushi American Style" the ingredients are American but the techniques are still Japanese," says Griffith, "and the ingredients can be found in most supermarkets."
Tracy opened as featured chef at "Rika's on Sunset," sushi restaurant in Hollywood. She is currently working on various sushi restaurant ventures.
The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), inducted sushi chef, Tracy Griffith, into the AAC as an Honorary Fellow during a formal ceremony and dinner at the 2007 ACF National Convention, July 21-24 in Orlando, Florida.
Honorary AAC Fellows are exemplary culinarians or foodservice industry partners who have dedicated many years of service to the promotion of the culinary profession, the ACF and the American Culinary Federation Foundation. Griffith was one of only six individuals inducted in 2007. In addition, she was given an ACF honorary membership.