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.
Mo chedda’ Mo betta
Kristi is our catering and events manager, you might have seen her running around downcity in our van dropping off treats for all of the city or balancing boxes of cookies running up flights of stairs . When Kristi isn’t coordinating wedding cakes and planning luncheons, she generally finds herself in front of a cup of good jasmine green tea and an assortment of cheeses.
Tony, also lovingly dubbed Tuna, loves electro-pop music as much as the next guy, but his unrelenting obsession with strawberries has lead to awkward situations in the walkin cooler as he has been caught devouring the fresh strawberries from Scratch farm. Tony is a rockstar and a key player in our pastry team!
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!
Maxine likes to mimic other Max, except he does so doing a sick ollie on his skateboard while recounting stories of the time he ran into Yoko Ono at a grocery store. Max can be overheard humming 90’s pop while he works.
“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: her’s 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!
Baron Von Bacon Jam
You may never see Ben. He is hard at work in the kitchen curing bacon, searing flank, and daydreaming about mountain climbing. His ideal day would be eating sushi by the ocean.
Biggins has been in the family for years and migrated down to Ellie’s after many years at Gracie’s. Chris loves the heat of the kitchen but avoids raw onion like a bad yelp review. If he could switch roles with anyone in the bakery he would be Macaron Millie, roaming the streets and being full of ice cream sandwiches.
The Methodical Closer
John is seasoned barista who generally holds down the fort in the afternoons, preferring the good vibes of the afternoon to flow with his espresso. When John isn’t at Ellie’s you might see him zipping by on his bike, if he isn’t already down in newport on the coast. John once sold everything and gave up his life in America to travel over 500 miles in Spain.
Mary is a midnight baker who knows how to get it done. Miss Kate has no fear of the dark hallways of Hope & main in the middle of the night and can occasionally be seen basking in the rays of sunlight early as they filter into the bakery.
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.
A good weekend for Max includes 30 pounds of fried chicken and a few friends to help him eat it. His debonair charm and buoyant personality make him one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. The copious amounts of caffeine probably help, too.
The Queen of Clean
Alyssa relates closely with Paul Simon, but makes a public service announcement to avoid shrimp cocktails and grizzly bears. She has been known to avoid Tom Hank movies but often finds herself wishing she was climbing mountains in South Korea.
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.
Marisa enjoys a bit of irony in her life, a backcountry explorer who’s deathly afraid of stinging insects and a strong distaste for country music. She’s just a modern gal who loves the synthesized sounds of experimental disco while avoiding all things unnatural like plastics and Providence motorists.
Genuine and interested
Hilary is often easily distracted by the flower arrangement from Flowers by Semia that fill our shop weekly but is a stickler for a dirty condiment counter. Hilary prides herself on great customer service and has a knack for feeling like someone you’ve known for years. Stop by and say hi!
Ben prides himself on having near perfect scoring on his baguettes and his wide collection of jean shorts, but don’t be fooled, Ben doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to his strong baking skills. Ben is a composed gentleman who enjoys the finer things in life, like the sunrise in the morning while piping the signature “E” on our Ellie-o’s and well fitting vests.