Our Team

Courtney Ellis

Courtney Ellis

Chef

Trained by the CIA! Her skills are no secret though, and either is her enthusiasm for healthy food, fine baking and growing incredible produce!

Robert Ramirez

Robert Ramirez

Wine know-it-all

Robert knows everyone in Pasadena… so if you don’t know Robert… well then you better come in and introduce yourself. Robert keeps our wine collection quirky and distinct.

Matthew

Matthew

operations

Our expert in Beyond the Olive products. Matthew is Mr. Operations – from whipping up anything on our menu from cheese plates to tarragon turkey salads to putting together corporate gift baskets. Matthew always has a smile and is here to help you when you come in.

KIM

KIM

Kim and her winning smile come to us from Le Cordon Blue. Her baking is impressive and fun – “Everything Cookies” – wow – everything you love – butterscotch, chocolate chips, coconut, macadamia nuts, oats… this young lady knows how to mix it up!

Maddie

Maddie

Passionate about cheese and all things delicious! Maddie brings enthusiasm and a joie de vivre to The Bea’s Knees… she’ll also sell you cheese that you never knew about! Don’t get her in a political discourse… she’ll win.

Jack

Jack

Jack can wrap and rap! I think he’s a pretty good dancer too… but I don’t hit the raves like I once did!

Sidney

Sidney

Ask her for a specialty sandwich; she’ll come up with something fun and unique… The Sidney… The Ranchero… The Johnnie Brie Good… The Blue… and if there is something wild in the bakery case… chances are Sidney came up with it…. Carmel Blondies… Candied Fig Oatmeal Cookies….