From Sonoma California, Chef Richard A. Bailey is determined to challenge the way his guests enjoy and savor food. Known for his clever use of ingredients, his versatility becomes evident in every precise detail from his preparation to presentation.
First introduced to the kitchen in Sonoma California at the Sonoma Mission Inn.Later accepting a position in Napa at the Robert Mondovi Winery. This is where Richard Bailey discovered his true passion for food and wine and at earned his first Sous Chef credit at the age of 23
However, his most memorable experience was traveling to Germany for a position offered to him by Executive Chef Charles Saunders at the elegant Steigenberger Maximilian Hotel in Bad Griesbach, Germany where he served as a California Specialist, opening and managing a California-style restaurant for the hotel.
Since his return to the United States in 1992, Chef Richard A. Bailey has served as Executive Chef for a number of exclusive clubs and earned his C.E.C. Certified Executive Chef in 1996. He is a member of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the American Chef Federation (ACF). Chef Bailey holds numerous honors awarded by the American Chef Federation as well as a Peoples Choice Award in from the American Pork Competition
Chef Richard A. Bailey understands that hospitality extends far beyond the events he entertains. It is his talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for food with the community supporting various charities and organizing and performing cooking programs continuing to share his talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for food.
Chef Bailey continues to include food and wine events into his schedule and has participated in the Sonoma Wine Auction, Napa Wine Auction, Marin Food and Wine Festival, Nantucket Wine Auction, Aspen Food and Wine, Taste of Vail and Gourmet on Gore. Earning the Top 10 American Chefs Dinner 1999-2000 for the Marin Chapter of Food and Wine. He is successful in presenting demonstrations and his cooking classes benefit both adults and children. Together with his cooking classes, he also donates his time to serve many local charities both through event production and other in-kind donations.
In 2011 Chef Bailey moved forward on his own and started TASTE 5 Catering.Today, he oversees every detail with his chef owned and operated TASTE 5 Catering team. Originated in Vail, Colorado, Chef Bailey has expanded recently opening his URBAN KITCHEN located in the Southeast Denver to serve the metropolitan area and foothills. For the TASTE specific, TASTE 5 Catering also provides individual personal chef service and can present customized cooking classes.
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