Current Residency: Denver, CO
Occupation: Executive Chef, Bar Dough
Chef Carrie Baird is the executive chef at the popular, Bar Dough, in Denver, CO. Born in Idaho, but trained in Colorado with classic Mediterranean, Italian and French techniques, Carrie believes great food comes from cooking from your heart. She studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu and cites Top Chef alum Jennifer Jasinski as her greatest mentor. She has received acclaim for her work at Denver hot spots Rioja, Euclid Hall and as the Executive Chef of Brazen. Focusing on sustainable and responsible food, she loves working with local farmers and ranchers to develop her menus. Chef Carrie hopes that her familiarity with Colorado proteins and produce will help give her a leg up in the competition.