Meet The Team
Daniel E. Barrett
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. 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. Working with the different chefs, he was able to enhance his skills and abilities and learn 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 became 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 doing weddings and special occasions, which give him the ability to showcase his talents such as garde manger and specialty dishes. He has taught many cooks the skills of the trade and has seen them go on to be 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.
He apprenticed under German chef Claude Dillenhiemer.
He worked under Boston Chef of the Year Michael Legg.
He was Banquet Chef under De Cuisine president, Michael Campe.
He was the chef at a mountain resort, as well as at a family owned steak and seafood house in Estes Park.
He was 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.
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 customers. She began her wedding experience on the Island of Kaua`i executing destination weddings for 12 years. Four 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!
Lead Event Coordinator
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