About Elli and Her Kitchen
Perhaps unsurprisingly, people do not normally associate traditional Jewish home cooking within the textured multicultural fabric of the UAE- let alone it’s much stricter Kosher protocols! When Elli moved into the community with her husband and three children back in 2013, this cultural gap combined with the lack of readily available Kosher products in the UAE served to strengthen Elli’s sense of purpose.
Elli was born and proudly raised in South Africa by Greek parents. She is a Sociologist and self-professed foodie with a deep respect for ancient history and culture which naturally led her to live in multiple cities around the world including Argentina. Her appreciation for traditional Jewish and Kosher food has made it difficult to eat in restaurants therefore she decided to invite people into her own kitchen and Elli’s Kosher Kitchen was born!
Over the years, Elli has blended her multicultural family recipes with local flavors to create unique, mouthwatering “Kosherati” dishes that are both familiar to locals and meant to be generously shared with loved ones of all ages.
What started out as a way to help travelers extend their time in Dubai for business or to explore its wonderful cityscape and world-class marvels has led to a growing demand for fresh Kosher meals as well as Jewish cuisine in general for the local population of Emiratis and expats.
To make sure her meals meet strict Kosher food prep protocols, she maintains two separate kitchens (1 for meat and 1 for dairy) and welcomes regular inspections from international rabbis.
The food she provides is the same that she prepares for her own family, using recipes passed down from generations and fresh Kosher ingredients that are carefully checked for quality and safety.
By providing Kosher food to travelers and residents in the UAE, Elli’s hope is that you will feel the hospitality, warmth, and quality of service characteristic to this part of the world and embraced by her family.