Raised in Piedmont, a small Northern California town, Eleni moved to New York City after earning a BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and has called the city home for nearly 25 years.
She began her career in the media world working at the venerable Time Inc., eventually moving into the editorial division of Life Magazine. Through a twist of fate, Eleni, who had a passion for baking, began a small catering business in her apartment. What began as a side business featuring Eleni's mother's famous oatmeal-raisin cookies baked in a home oven evolved into a full-fledged cookie empire.
Since 1997, Eleni’s New York has been a must-stop at Manhattan’s historic Chelsea Market followed by an expansive website where irresistibly designed custom Conversation Cookies™ and other treats await for fans located around the world. Today, Eleni's custom cookie creations are a favorite of celebrities, luxury brands, Fortune 500 companies and cookie lovers alike. In addition to the Chelsea Market store and website, Eleni’s signature cookies can be found in several retailers located across the U.S. and Canada, including Whole Foods, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel and others.
Today, Eleni lives in Manhattan’s Upper East Side with her husband, two children and the family’s two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.