Current Residency: Denver, CO
Occupation: Owner, Bar Dough
Chef Carrie Baird is the owner at the wildly popular, Bar Dough, in Denver, CO named one of the Top 25 Restaurants in Denver, three years in a row. Born in Idaho, but trained in Colorado with classic Mediterranean, Italian and French techniques, Carrie believes great food comes from cooking from your heart. Baird's signature style fuses locally sourced ingredients with healthy twists on both classic and innovative new dishes. She studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu and cites Top Chef alum Jennifer Jasinski as her greatest mentor. She has also received acclaim for her work at Denver hot spot Rioja, Euclid Hall. Focusing on sustainable and responsible food, she loves working with local farmers and ranchers to develop her menus. Carrie will also launch a new restaurant venture in early 2019, Sofia in New Orleans.