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There’s a new chef in the Tillamook Kitchen! We are excited to welcome Denver, Colorado’s Keegan Gerhard and his restaurant, D Bar Desserts. Keegan has created four gourmet recipes using Tillamook products that are easy to make and can help even the newest cooks look like gourmet chefs!

One of my favorite recipes from D Bar is the Pate a Choux. Now, don’t be intimidated by the French. This recipe is simple and really versatile! Keegan walks us through how to use the same Pate a Choux dough 3 ways: one simple and sweet with Chantilly cream, one gooey and chocolately with Tillamook Ice Cream and ganache, and one savory with Tillamook Cheese and herbs! Try eating just one of these little cream puffs – it’s impossible! Watch Keegan prepare all three creations in this video:

If you’re in the mood for a tasty dinner, why not try the KGB Bacon Pimento Cheeseburger? Keegan takes the ordinary burger to a whole ‘nother level with this recipe. Instead of buns, he uses a cheesy waffle, and in place of a slice of cheese, he created a pimento cheese spread. Wowza! Take a look at this video to get your taste buds drooling:

If you think you recognize Keegan from somewhere… you’re right! Not only is Keegan an award winning pastry chef, but he’s also been a host and judge on Food Network series Food Network Challenge. Check out this video of Keegan to learn more about his passion for pastry and his restaurant.

Swing by the Tillamook Kitchen to see all of D Bar Dessert’s recipes, and make sure to visit Keegan at D Bar Desserts whenever you’re in Denver (or soon, in San Diego)! Thanks Keegan for being the newest chef in the Tillamook Kitchen!

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