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Chef Megan’s Story

I grew up baking, and reading cookbooks, and talking about food constantly.

My sweet and patient mother taught me a lot of what I know- baking from the heart and always from scratch. After college, I went to The French Pastry School in Chicago, to learn even more. I spent several intensive months training under French pastry masters. And I loved every second of it.

In 2009, I moved out to Colorado for what I thought would be one winter season. Isn’t that how it always goes?

Nonetheless, I am still out here, working on various pastry endeavors, and playing in the kitchen both on and off the clock.

My work has been featured in Saveur magazine and I’ve made appearances for Mutual of Omaha and Good Morning Vail.

Good Morning Vail

Mutual of Omaha “Aha Moment”

I live with my adoring sidekick, Benny; aka Catboy. He loves arugula and absolutely hates magpies.

Living in the mountains is such a unique privilege. Words cannot describe the beauty of lush blue-sky summer day, the awe of a moose nibbling in your backyard, or the drive to work on an early winter morning, when the sun hasn’t melted off the snow still clinging to every tree branch.

It is possible to bake good food at altitude. I do it for a living. And I want to help others who can’t imagine life without baking but don’t know where to start.

Welcome to High Altitude Bakes.

Photo credit: Dominique Taylor