Adrienne Ellis

Small Business Owner in Alexandria, Virginia

Adrienne Ellis

Small Business Owner in Alexandria, Virginia

Born and raised in Connecticut, Adrienne soon ventured out for bigger and better finding her way to Boston Mass. to attend Suffolk University and major in Accounting. Having worked in hospitality since the age of 16, Adrienne soon realized Accounting was not her avenue. Taking a year off and working in different parts of the hospitality industry helped Adrienne understand her love of food and guest relations. Putting her planning and organization skills to use, Adrienne enrolled at Johnson & Wales in Providence Rhode Island and earned her AS in Hotel Management and BS in Hospitality Management, with a Minor in Sports Management in 3 years.

Adrienne published her first cookbook based on family recipes in 2011. She is currently working on Volume II and III.

Adrienne opened Chalkboards By AE in January 2018. Her work is available on Etsy and via her website for custom pieces

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Featured on August 9, 2017:


General Manager/Corporate Training Manager

Assistant General Manager responsible for Beverage, Human Resources, Events, Guest Relations, Service and Training

Assistant Food & Beverage Director

Director of Food Service/Assistant General Manager

Food & Beverage Manager

Restaurant Supervisor

Host, Server, Bartender


TiPS On Premise Certified
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification
Certified in Food Safety Management and Food Handling, February 2007
ABC Manager’s Liquor License
TiPS Trainer Certification
Certified Meeting Planner License – in progress

  • Work
    • Hospitality and Restaurant Manager
  • Education
    • AS Hotel Management
    • BS Hospitality Management
    • Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI
    • Suffolk University Boston, MA