Magnolias | Charleston, SC
After attending the Culinary Institute of Charleston where she earned a degree in Baking and Pastry and certifications in Food Service Management and Advanced Beverage Service Management, she worked for a family-owned bakery, Butter Blossom, preparing cupcakes and cookies before heading to the pastry department of HMGI’s Magnolias and Blossom.
The same excitement from her early days of baking has carried into her current philosophy of cooking: to always create with passion, care, and effort. Like her mentor at HMGI, Andrea Upchurch, she hopes to carry the same playfulness in baking as one of the first chefs that inspired her, pastry chef and television personality, Duff Goldman.
When not whipping up pastries, Ellis is reading books, heading to a movie, or spending time in the sun and grass.