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Alecia Draper

ALECIA DRAPER, FOUNDER

With 32 years of industry experience, Alecia Draper knows her way around a baked good. Her professional baking training started with her first job as a Haagen Daas cake decorator. She soon found that the hustle and bustle of a commercial-grade baking kitchen was her place to be. At just 17 years old, she became a manager and oversaw cake and pie orders for wholesale accounts, employee training, and all store operations. Alecia quickly learned a successful kitchen needed teamwork, attention to detail, and a consistent work ethic. Through years of training, Alecia established herself as a master of her craft and even was awarded recognition for “Best Wedding Cake” for the bakery she owned in Las Vegas from 2001 to 2010.

Bernadette Ellis

BERNADETTE ELLIS, FOUNDER

Bernadette Ellis has made a name for herself with 32 years in the bakery industry. Beginning at the young age of twelve, Bernadette has worked to support herself and her family within the food world. Her early experiences developed her strong work ethic, and her years within the field made her an expert in building working relationships and developing quality. She built her reputation and honed her skills by working with clients like California Pizza Kitchen, TGIFriday’s, and Cheesecake Factory. Sales grew from 150,000 to 38,000,000 under her care, and she has led several teams to success throughout her career. For the past 16 years, Bernadette has used her expertise to grow her very successful Bakery Brokerage Company. Bernadette joined Alecia in 2017 to purchase Moonwood Coffee. Together, they have created a coffee and bakery experience unlike any other.


"Moonwood Coffee Co. was amazing at our OC United/Peninsula Point Community Christmas Open House this past Sunday! The baristas Amanda and Kristie were so nice and efficient serving 300 guests in 3 hours! They set up a super cute hot cocoa bar and hot cider for the kids and the espressos were delicious! All of the neighbors raved about it. The retro trailer they serve out of and the bistro stringers added the perfect vibe to our event. I can't wait to use them again."

— OC United Jingle and Mingle

 

"Alecia has been providing Coffee for our office since we moved into our new office. Ordering is always a smooth process, and the coffee is received on time before we finish our next round! The Rice Crispy Treats and the chocolate chip cookies are delicious! If you're looking to order for your office, this is the place to order."

— Dee

 

"Moonwood is about the highest quality in coffee, treats and people. They make every event just that much more special - exceptional people who treat their customers like they matter."

— Anonymous