Jackie Kai Ellis
Owner, Beacoup Bakery & Cafè
Entrepreneur Jackie Kai Ellis has a background in design and she studied photography & fine arts at the Ontario College of Art & Design. After owning a successful design firm, she followed her passion and studied French pastries in Paris. She went on to open Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery & Café in 2012 and then she launched culinary guided adventures called The Paris Tours in 2014. Ellis is also a highly regarded journalist and photographer and she writes and shoots for The Vancouver Sun, House & Home, Food Network Canada, Vitamin Daily, Montecristo magazine. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of her own online publication jackiekaiellis.com. Ellis is a regular guest on CTV’s Morning Live, she was named one of Western Living magazine’s Top Foodies Under 40, the Emerging Culinary Artist of the Year at the Mayor’s Arts Awards, and is an ambassador for Whole Foods Market and Nordstrom.