Theo likes being a landmark, but he will never admit it. Despite his celebrity status, Theo stays true to his hatchling roots, and always makes time for photos with his fans.
Melissa’s guilty pleasure is eating cookies for breakfast. She spent time working on a farm chasing chickens and hasn’t met a fig she doesn’t like. You’ll always find a smile on her face, especially while baking a blueberry pie.
Executive Pastry Chef – Ellie’s and Gracie’s
Taker of Toast & Tea
Sera enjoys the purest of life’s joys; thoughtful smiles, bicycles, ice cream and adventures through Lake Tahoe. Her desire to be the employee who can most easily reach any shelf, no matter how tall, mixed with her dislike for instant coffee make Sera a perfect fit for Ellie’s. When you see Sera be sure to tell her something good and ask her about the time she ripped her pants on a tree branch and fell in a creek, on the same day!
Max’s true-loves include: shoes, sweaters, and skateboards. He’s working on becoming a star barista, but always stays true to his artistic expressions outside of the bakery.
One of the stars of our overnight pastry baking team, Jen naturally loves all things sweet. She powers through the early morning hours with candy, Dave Matthew’s Band, and then a little more candy.
Nick’s positive energy and impressive culinary experience have made
him a perfect fit in the Ellie’s family, where he works with both our
pastry and savory teams. He attributes his love for the pastry world
to countless spoonfuls of Grandma’s cookie dough.
“If the prospect of living in a world where trying to respect the basic rights of those around you and valuing each other simply because we exist are such daunting, impossible tasks that only a superhero born of royalty can address them, then what sort of world are we left with? And what sort of world do you want to live in?” -Wonder Woman
Ellen lives to take care of people and finds the best way to do so is through food. Even when she’s daydreaming, her thoughts never stray from ways to solve problems and make the world a better place. All superheroes have their proverbial kryptonite: hers is a fear of waterslides.
Dame of Dough
Caitlyn prides herself on working hard, but always manages to have a lot of fun! Her positive outlook makes her a powerhouse in the kitchen, and she can be heard cracking punny-jokes throughout the day. Vanessa Carlton’s “1000 miles” never fails to get her pumped up!
The Come-Back Kid
Jen B. is an inspiration to all who work here at Ellie’s- she has never given up or slowed down, even while overcoming a serious hand injury. When shes not completely focused on baking, she day dreams of travelling the world… and eating bread.
Matthew brings his love of coffee to Ellie’s all the way from Seattle, where he spent years perfecting his craft. Make sure to strike up a chat while he makes you a beautiful latte, it’ll brighten your day almost as much as the caffeine!
Mary never misses a beat- probably because she is a life-long dancer. She never stops moving behind the counter, much to the pleasure of our guests and her coworkers!
Millie has the coolest wheels in town. She enjoys sunshine, Providence summers, and loves meeting people who love ice cream sandwiches. When Millie grows up, she wants to win le Tour de France.
The Queen of Clean
Alyssa is known for her love of denim-based outfits and her cats, Phoebe and Judge Judy. Her happy place at Ellie’s is scrubbing coffee residue off of stainless steel surfaces.
A former teacher and watercolor artist, Alane is a true Rhode Islanduh. Lover of lobstuh rolls, local newscastuhs, and the wicked perfect wave, she’s the one who’ll greet you like you’re family.
While Katie is brand new to Little Rhody, she’ll make you feel like you’ve always known her. Her love of all things whimsical & hidden talents as a professional singer give her a natural charm in the world of hospitality.
a recent graduate of the Met School, loves to listen to reggae music and aspires to own her own bakery one day. You can see her at Hope and Main, where she is motivated by the team around her to create yummy things filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice.
You may recognize Afton from her time as an Ellie’s barista, but she
has happily joined our fabulous baking team as the assistant pastry
chef. She now spends her days dismantling the patriarchy, and her
nights baking bread & all things glutenous.e.