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 over twenty-five 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 quickly outgrew her home and evolved into a full-fledged cookie empire.
For 20 years, Eleni's New York was a must-stop at Manhattan's iconic Chelsea Market. Now, with an expansive website, Eleni’s makes our irresistibly designed custom "Conversation Cookies™" and other treats accessible to fans in New York and around the world. Eleni's custom cookie creations are a favorite of celebrities, luxury brands, Fortune 500 companies and cookie lovers alike.
Today, Eleni lives in Manhattan's historic Union Square with her husband of twenty five years Randall, children William & Sophia, and the family's two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels - Lovey Pie (LP) & Theodora Constantine (Teddy).