Bar Dough Executive Chef and Partner Carrie Baird has made a name for herself leading the kitchens of some of the most highly regarded restaurants in Denver over the last two decades, including Rioja and Euclid Hall. Baird’s signature style fuses locally sourced ingredients with twists on both classic and innovative dishes. 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 and is passionate about working with Colorado’s local farmers and ranchers to develop her menus. “Colorado has the most amazing proteins and produce,” says Baird “and here at Bar Dough, we have the wonderful opportunity to cultivate a relationship between the consumer and the farmer through our food.” Most recently, Baird was a competitor on Top Chef Colorado, the 15th season of the acclaimed cooking show, where she quickly became a fan-favorite among her Denver audience and all the way across the country and finished the season as one of the final four chefs.