Creativity in the Kitchen with Chef Baird

Scott Baird

Scott Baird

Trick Dog, San Francisco

The colorful atmosphere that Chef Scott Baird brings to the Trick Dog kitchen will keep our campers engaged in the delicious dishes they prepare together. Soba Noodle Salad, Chicken TrickNuggets, and California Asparagus are just a few of the menu items that catch our attention, but we’ll have to wait to see what Chef Baird has in store for us this summer.

Like many who pursue a career as a chef, Scott Baird got his start in the restaurant business by washing dishes, bussing tables, and serving diners. It wasn’t until he made his way to the bar that he found his true calling — to become a master mixologist, using fresh and unusual ingredients to reflect the dishes prepared by chefs.

That’s not all that Chef Baird is good at — he’s also tried his hand at acting, floral design, and other creative endeavors. His dedication to the arts is illustrated in a project in which the Trick Dog menu served was used as inspiration for murals that were painted throughout San Francisco. In collaboration with fourteen local artists and curators, these public murals were then featured in the book, Trick Dog Mural Project, which donated proceeds towards two local art nonprofits.

Beyond such artistic ventures, the work of Chef Baird and the Trick Dog team has led the restaurant to be a 2014 semi-finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award and a 2015 nominee for a James Beard Foundation Award. We can’t wait to get creative in the Trick Dog kitchen!