Elli moves with her husband and three children to Dubai and the UAE, where she enjoys cooking Jewish food from her home kitchen and experimenting with local flavors to create new takes on classic dishes..
November 2019 - Kosher Fest
Elli's Kosher Kitchen becomes the first Kosher Kitchen in the UAE and Gulf region to be represented at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher trade fare, held annually in New Jersey, USA.
October 2020 - OU certification
Elli opens her first commercial kitchen in Dubai, which also becomes the first restaurant in the UAE and Gulf region to be Kosher and OU certified.
February 2019 - launch of EKK
Elli establishes Elli’s Kosher Kitchen, the first Kosher Kitchen in the UAE offering Kosher meals to tourists and residents in Dubai. Through word of mouth, the kitchen’s popularity grows and Elli delivers Kosher meals to households, hotels and private events.
September 2020 - Abraham Accords
The historic Abraham Accords are signed in the UAE, marking the first public normalization of relations between an Arab country and Israel since 1979. Elli was not only in the UAE to celebrate the signing of these documents, but Elli’s Kosher Kitchen catered for the Israeli delegation.
February 2021 - Abu Dhabi launch
Elli’s Kosher Kitchen opens its Abu Dhabi operation in partnership with Marriott, with a new venue located in the Aloft Hotel by Marriott in Abu Dhabi, located at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The new kitchen distributes freshly-prepared Kosher food to all hotels in the UAE, as well as events hosted by ADNEC.