Meet Kelly Dull, the Elysia Root Cakes team’s head baker! Kelly is in charge of the deliciousness that comes out of the Elysia Root Cakes’ kitchen each week. While Kelly is originally from Elyria, Ohio right outside of Cleveland, she has lived all over the United States on both coasts, from Santa Monica, California to Brooklyn, New York! Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Baking and Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Kelly is not only the Elysia Root Cakes team’s head baker, but she is also a successful culinary instructor and you can find her teaching classes at Give Me Some Sugar in Roscoe Village, Sur La Table in Skokie, and Read It & Eat in Lincoln Park. We are grateful to have such a talented person on our team! Read on to find out a little bit more about Kelly!
What do you like most about working at Elysia Root Cakes? I love that we have so many opportunities to push ourselves and to learn and grow. We are always trying to be better than we were and that’s exciting.
Before working at Elysia Root Cakes, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I helped a good friend open and run a bakery in Providence, RI. It was one of the most challenging, exhausting, exciting, and rewarding things I’ve ever done.
What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had? I was a car hop waitress at a place called Dog N Suds for four summers in high school.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: At age 26, I spent 4 months on a solo road trip around the entire United States.
What book did you read last? Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “What Happened”
What is your favorite movie and book? My favorite book (besides the Harry Potter series!) is “The Things they Carried” by Tim O’Brien and favorite movie: A League of Their Own.
What did you want to be when growing up? A veterinarian until age 14, then a pastry chef/baker!
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Self-care and how to say no to people.
What is your hidden talent? I can juggle!
What has been your favorite project at Elysia Root Cakes? The Harry Potter themed cakes!