Tracy and Suzy started pre-production in July 2007 and launched the site on 5th April 08. They transformed Suzy’s grandma’s double garage into a production office-come-studio where they make most of the show. Some of the cooking segments were shot with a crew of 8 people in a friend’s industrial kitchen in Alexandria. Each episode goes for 5 minutes and covers topics such as ethical eating and vegan cooking techniques.
Suzy's great passions are vegetarian cooking & making TV, radio, film & all sorts of content. Often she combines them. She has been a dedicated vegetarian since the age of 16 and in the past 10 years had her own vegan cafe, MacDonnas, in Newtown, (Sydney, Australia,) and a vegetarian cooking show, Cooking Cleverly with Beverly, on community TV. Suzy's fabulous recipes are appearing week by week on the website along with short but very entertaining videos, and other relevant information.
Tracy grew up in the small country town of Glentunnel, just out of Christchurch, New Zealand. She studied travel and tourism before venturing to Australia in 1999. She then worked in catering for several years where she developed a passion for food and the arts.
Combining these passions with the editing skills later attained from North Sydney college, Tracy's freelance editing experience, quirky sense of humour and ability to be 10 people at once are invaluable in this uniquely styled cooking show, Iron Deficient Chef.
You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the Iron Deficient Chef. If you'd like to be on the weekly newsletter to be notified as the program changes, please email Suzy and Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org