Ellen Duke

Senior Instructor

JWU Faculty Since 2011

Instructor Ellen Duke

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Ellen Duke ’09 joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte in 2011. After graduating from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Food Service Management and a minor in nutrition, Ellen earned an associate’s degree in Baking & Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also completed her Master’s of Hospitality Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ellen has worked in various baking and pastry settings including fine dining, catering, specialty cake shops and large-scale production bakeries. She currently owns and operates an artisan bread company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ellen is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef by the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Hospitality Educator by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.


  • M.H.A., Hopsitatlity Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.S., Hospitality and Food Service Management, Syracuse University
  • A.A.S., Baking & Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University… an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth


  • BPA1710 Principles of Cake Production & Design
  • CUL2610 Baking and Pastry Concepts for Culinary Operations
  • BPA2720 Artisan Cafe

Q&A with Ellen

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Food Innovation & Technology