Carrie Biard

Chef Carrie Baird has made a name for herself leading the kitchens of some of the most highly regarded restaurants in Denver, Colorado over the last two decades. Baird’s signature style fuses locally sourced ingredients with healthy twists on both classic and innovative new dishes. Baird currently helms the menu at the wildly popular Bar Dough, a wood-fired Mediterranean concept in Denver’s trendy Lower Highlands neighborhood. A native of Idaho, Baird trained in Colorado with an emphasis on classic Mediterranean, Italian and French techniques. She believes great food comes from cooking from your heart. She is passionate about working with local farmers and ranchers to develop her menus. Her focus is on sustainable and responsible food, with a regional focus. "Colorado has the most amazing protein and produce, and we have an amazing opportunity to cultivate a relationship between the consumer and farmer”.