When most kids go on vacation, they come back with a T-shirt, a set of Mickey Mouse ears, and a sunburn. Ellise came home with a cookbook. These days, her taste in mementos hasn’t changed much, but she now has a terrific set of bookcases. The relationship between food and people continues to fascinate Ellise, and she explores that connection in as many disciplines as possible.
More than wanting to enjoy a delicious experience, she’s sought to understand why it happens – what is it about any libation, food, or meal that dazzles everyone? To better understand the mechanics of flavor, Ellise earned a Masters of Gastronomy from Boston University and she is currently fortunate to keep learning every semester as a professor in the Viticulture and Enology degree program for Colorado Mesa University.
Ultimately, Ellise strives to inspire delight and connection, no matter the setting of the curated adventure. Each of us has a unique taste experience; our palates are as remarkable as we are!