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 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.
Since 1997, Eleni's New York has been a must-stop at Manhattan's iconic Chelsea Market, later followed by an expansive website, where irresistibly designed custom "Conversation Cookies TM" 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 of twenty years, Randall, children William & Sophia and the family's two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Chester & Lovey.