After owning a thriving design firm, Jackie Kai Ellis closed it and traveled to Paris to pursue her love of pastry. She studied at Paris’ École Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil, returning to Vancouver to open Beaucoup Bakery & Café in 2012.
Combining the comforting North American baking she grew up with, her Asian heritage and the delicate art of French pastry making, Beaucoup was an immediate success, being featured in Bon Appétit Magazine in 2016.
Jackie then took her love for design, food, travel and writing and began The Paris Tours, leading intimate groups to the best Parisian pâtisseries, mentioned in Vogue in 2017. She also wrote articles on travel, food and lifestyle for several print and online publications including her own, www.jackiekaiellis.com.
Most recently, Jackie turned her deep passion for inspiration, connection and self-discovery to author a memoir with Appetite Random House, called The Measure of My Powers.