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March 30, 2021

“One of the most talented chefs and an amazing human being,” says Roc Nation’s Jana Fleishman of Ayala Donchin, the executive chef and founder of Evelyn’s Kitchen.


March 7, 2021

New York City ground to a halt one year ago as the Covid-19 virus raced through homes and families, upending the lives of its eight million residents.


Jan 07, 2021

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced three new mentorship programs.


June 23, 2020

On March 15th, NYC’s restaurants closed their doors to all but take-out and delivery service.


MAY 6, 2020
Washington Post: A Working Mom’s Quarantine Life

This Mother’s Day, eight women balancing careers and kids concede that thriving is out of reach. Surviving is enough.



And we couldn't be more excited! It's been an 'organic' journey! We aren't just proponents of this healthy food journey; we've been a part of the Whole30 community since 2015! Learn More

FEBRUARY 2, 2018

Time Out New York asked experts to weigh in on the best Whole30 dishes at NYC restaurants and guess who made the list? Read Feature

EK's Ayala Donchin in NY Post Article
JUNE 5, 2017
NY POST Article: Celebs and Athletes Love This Chef’s Sweets

Head to East Harlem, where Chef Ayala Donchin, has been creating private chef services and desserts beloved by the country’s top athletes since catering desserts to Madison Square Garden.

FEBRUARY 14, 2017

The from-scratch brownies at this pint-size East Harlem bakery-cafe don’t need the bells and whistles of frosted tops or nut-fitted centers.


Gotham West Market
AUGUST 6, 2015

Evelyn's Kitchen expands our retail footprint with a second location! As featured on New York Eater: Earlier this week, the team at Court Street Grocers packed up all of its sandwich making equipment at Gotham West Market to concentrate on their new Greenwich Village project. Read Article

Gayle King O Magazine

Gayle King and O, The Oprah Magazine Love Some Pudgies! As featured in the September 2014 issue of O Magazine "The World According to Gayle": "Banana pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts!"

US Weekly Buzzzz-o-meter
APRIL 22, 2013
Us Weekly Gives EK 4 Bees in their Buzzzz-O-Meter!

Us Weekly is Abuzz About EK! As featured in the April 12, 2013 issue of Us Weekly "The Us Buzzzz-O-Meter": "Gabrielle Union indulges in decadent desserts (try the banana pudding pudgies!) at this cozy NYC cafe.


People - Country Edition
APRIL 11, 2013

EK is in the Big Leagues, folks! Pick up the April issue of PEOPLE Country and check out our Dangerously Delicious cupcakes! This new issue is on newsstands now.

Ayala Donchin Goldman Sachs
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
EK's Executive Chef Ayala Donchin graduates from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jeconomic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.

Leslie Writes - EK Red Velvet Cupcake
MAY 14, 2011

Ayala Donchin is one of the finest chefs this side of Southern France. Try her red velvet cupcakes, blueberry morning cake, garlic rosemary rack of lamb, shrimp scampi, chili lime crab cakes, carrot cake sandwich cookies or fried chicken and you'll find yourself sitting outside of her kitchen before sunrise the next morning praying that she'll feed you just one more time.





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