NMMC-West Point Names Ellis as Director of Food & Nutrition Services

WEST POINT, Miss.—Chris Ellis has been named director of Food and Nutrition Services at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point.

Ellis has more than 25 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts/entrepreneurship from Mississippi University for Women in 2000. He received a master’s degree from Liberty University, where he concentrated in church ministries/leadership and administration in 2009. In 2013, he earned a master’s degree in missional studies/leadership, equipping and administration from Liberty University. He will complete a master’s degree in restaurant and hotel management from the University of Alabama this year.

Ellis has been employed by Morrison’s Healthcare, which provides the local hospital food service, since September 2016. Before assuming his new position, he worked for Baptist Memorial HospitalGolden Triangle in Columbus. He previously served as adjunct faculty and coordinated Project CHEW (Cook Healthy, Eat Well) at The Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women.

“We are very pleased to have Chris join our leadership team at NMMC-West Point,” said Barry Keel, NMMC-West Point administrator. “His extensive experience in food service management coupled with his culinary arts education provide a unique skill set that Chris brings to our team.”

In addition to owning and working for several restaurants, Ellis has also taught high school and pastored a church, and currently owns a photography business.

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