2021 Denver Food + Wine Festival

Explore The CHEFS, BAKERS + beverage pros

Carrie Baird
Fox and the Hen +
Top Chef alum

Chef Carrie Baird has made a name for herself over the last two decades leading kitchens in some of the most highly regarded restaurants in Denver, Colorado. Carrie’s signature style fuses locally sourced ingredients with healthy twists on classic and innovative dishes.

Carrie competed on Season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef, where she quickly became a fan favorite and was a top-four finalist. In the spring of 2019, she was a contestant on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, and beat him handily with her Pork Green Chili Huevos Rancheros. Carrie was an All-Star judge on Top Chef Season 18, judging eight episodes of the season.

Carrie has earned numerous accolades for her work as Executive Chef of Bar Dough, including being a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Mountain in 2019. Bar Dough was named one of the 25 Best Restaurants in Denver in 5280 Magazine in 2017, 2018, and 2019, while Carrie was the executive chef.

She is currently the Culinary Director for The Culinary Creative Group’s Americana division in Denver, where she oversees four Tap & Burger concepts, Red Tops Rendezvous, and is a Partner and Chef for Fox and the Hen.

Photo credit: Jenni Summers

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