Meet The Team 

Daniel E. Barrett

Executive Chef  

Daniel  Barrett has worked in the field of culinary arts for 43 years, ranging from corporate hotels and resorts to family owned restaurants. He began cooking at the age of 15, realizing that cooking was his dream and passion and he continues that same passion for the job today. Dan has had the privilege of apprenticing and working beside some of Colorado’s best chefs, enhancing his skills and abilities and learning different styles of cooking. At the age of 24, Dan became a sous chef of one of the few 4-star restaurants in Denver. He then moved on to the position of banquet chef at the Radisson Hotel, featuring the largest banquet facility in Colorado at the time, serving up to 1,500 people. At the age of 27, Dan became executive chef at the Sheraton West in Lakewood, Colorado. He is one of the youngest chefs in their franchise history. Dan has always enjoyed creating menus for weddings and special occasions showcasing his talents such as garde manger and specialty dishes. He has mentored many cooks, teaching them the skills of the trade and has seen them move on in their careers to become chefs.
Below are a few highlights of Dan’s career before coming to Raccoon Creek:

  • As an Executive Chef, he has had the honor of cooking for Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Tony Dorsett, and Vice President George H. W. Bush.

  • Apprenticed under German chef Claude Dillenhiemer.

  • Worked under Boston Chef of the Year Michael Legg.

  • Banquet Chef under De Cuisine president, Michael Campe.

  • Chef at a mountain resort, as well as at a family owned steak and seafood house in Estes Park.

  • Corporate Chef for other golf enterprises and was responsible for running three golf courses.

Dan has been with the Grant family for several seasons and finds the management to be his second family.

THE FOOD: Unprovoked, we received so many compliments about the food. We had a lot of dietary preferences/allergies to work around, and the barn was extremely accommodating – essentially they did everything we asked for without a single problem
— Sandra Hovey
Our guests had so much fun and everyone raved about the food. The plated meals turned out wonderful, thanks to the amazing Chef Dan
Food was absolutely delicious. All of our guests were gushing about the venue and how good the food was


Isa Segismundo

Director of Sales  

With over 20 years of experience in event coordination and production in the arts, education and hospitality, Isa brings a diverse wealth of knowledge and creative perspective to our clients. She began her wedding experience on the Island of Kaua`i executing destination weddings for 12 years. Five years ago, Isa and her family moved to the Denver Metro area and she began working in the world of hotel meeting and convention sales. Isa has a genuine passion for the details that make the wedding day dreams come true and is thrilled to be immersed, once again, in all things wedding at The Barn at Raccoon Creek!

Kate Smith

Lead Event Coordinator  

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Shelby Pittenger

Event Coordinator 

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Emily White

Event Coordinator 

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