Local Eatery and Pub aka Dillinger's Escape Plan
HEAD COOK: Craig Baker
COMPETITION: World Burger Championship
Chef Craig Baker
Craig worked his way through college in the back-of-the-house in various restaurants along the east coast. He followed his passion to Portland, Oregon and into the kitchen of Assaggio, a popular authentic Italian restaurant, where he served as Chef. Over the following 20 years, he has excelled in the industry. His first restaurant and bar, Echo, in Portland was ranked one of Portland’s top 50 restaurants in 04’-05’ and one of its top 10 new bars of 2004. In 2006, Craig sold Echo and relocated to Indiana.
He has had recognition for his work in culinary competitions, industry publications and in the press. Some of his recipes have been featured across the country. He also has appeared on network television, radio and culinary demonstrations promoting different charities, restaurants and competitions.
Craig is currently a chef/partner in Plow and Anchor, Bent Rail Brewery and the Local Eatery and Pub. The restaurants have also been recognized by national publications for its mission to support local economies, farms and artisans.