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., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.S., Syracuse University
  • A.A.S., Baking & Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University

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