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Carrie Baird Shows Exactly How to Create a Top Chef-Style Kitchen

The Top Chef Season 18 rotating judge is sharing her best tips for maintaining a perfectly organized cooking space.

By Abby Feiner

This article features products from our brand partner, 3M Command. Bravo shall receive a revenue share from purchases made within this article. Price and availability are accurate at the time of publishing.

On Bravo's Top Chef, head judge Tom Colicchio frequently offers the cheftestants valuable advice. One note in particular, however, has stuck with Carrie Baird. "Tom frowns at a messy station," Carrie, who will appear on Season 18's rotating judging and dining panel, explains in the video above.

How to Watch

Watch the Top Chef Season 21 premiere on Wednesday, March 20 at 9/8c on Bravo and next day on Peacock.

Whether someone is cooking as part of an intense Quickfire challenge or whipping up a more casual meal from the comfort of home, staying tidy is especially important when making time-sensitive recipes. "On Top Chef, time is critical and it's no different here at home," Carrie says. "When you're looking for that ladle or [you] misplace your whisk, that is when your pot boils over."

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To see how Carrie transforms her kitchen into the most organized cooking space, watch the video above! 

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