Max MacKissock

Max MacKissock


About Max MacKissock

Max MacKissock- partner and Executive Chef of Bar Dough, has manned and directed kitchens in Colorado for the past 15 years. His years of study in Italy on technique and tradition have contributed to his well defined skill set towards Italian cuisine, and the menu at Bar Dough will showcase these strong talents. Max has created a loyal following through his past projects in Summit County and Denver, and has consistently earned accolades from industry professionals and, most importantly, his peers. Named ‘Denver’s Best Chef’, winning ‘Best New Restaurant’ for two of his previous projects, earning a spot on ‘America’s 50 Best New Restaurants’ from Bon Appetit, and being awarded Denver’s first-ever four star review from The Denver Post, Max has never been more eager than to open the door’s of his best spot yet, Bar Dough.


  • Nominee for Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • Chef of the Year
    Eater Denver
  • Restaurant of the Year
    Eater Denver
  • Chef of the Year
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Denver

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Foie Gras Apple
$$$, French, Cocktail, Central
"Huge shoutout to the @morin_5280 team for an amazing meal tonight. The food, atmosphere, and service truly made our anniversary a memorable evening. The whole team was truly solid @whiskey_bear_ @maxmackissock #dope #denver #food"
sardine & Calabrian chili pizza
$$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Lower Highlands
"Pizza!!! How we love thee! This lil number has sardines, pinenuts, Calabrian chili, kale and basil. Holy cow it’s yummy! @thelifeofscarah #pizza #pizzaeveryday #sardines #delish #yum #denver #denverrules"
At my venues