Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Resistance is futile. In the battle between will power and one of Brideen’s artful cakes and pastries, temptation wins every time. You can taste her talent, years of experience and passion in every melt-in-your-mouth forkful. 

“Being a pastry chef encompasses all the elements close to my heart: art, food and people,” says Brideen, who learned about art as a sculpture major and about entertaining at the knee of her grandmother, a general’s wife who hosted extravagant parties. (One might also argue that surname = destiny, but we digress.) “I learned early on that life is more fun with a party in the near future.” Now Brideen’s “sculptures” are the sweet finale for many of our events. 

When she’s not crafting pastries, the unceasingly creative Brideen enjoys her tight-knit neighborhood in Alki Beach, dreams about a saltwater taffy business, collects Heavy Metal magazine, and belly dances.

Meet the DSquared Team

Meg Haggerty

Co-Owner
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Maureen "Mo" Shaw

Chief Operating Officer
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Reed Haggerty

associate chief operating officer
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Darren Nicholas

General Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Chris Johnston

Executive Chef
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Carol Madaio

Office Manager
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Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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RYAN SCHILLER

operations manager, benaroya hall
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Adam Reece

Executive Sous Chef
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Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Beverage Logistics Coordinator, ACT Theatre concessions manager
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Emily Shiller

business development and Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Natalie Soules

Catering and Events Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Hanna Dillard

Catering and Events Manager, Melrose Market Studios
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Kimball Gainor

Catering and Events Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy
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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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Desiree Jones

Assistant Office Manager
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event assistant, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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