Ayala Donchin’s Evelyn’s Kitchen defines delicious with culinary creations
NEW YORK, NY--- Ayala Donchin’s path to to becoming one of East Harlem’s community gems started at a young age. At the age of 11, in an effort to raise money to attend summer camp, she launched “Ayala’s Magnificent Mousse and Cheesecakes,” delivering treats in her community to secure the funds.
Ayala would later gain experience by waitressing with catering and fine dining establishments through college and graduate school. In 2006, Ayala’s godmother, and namesake for her business, was diagnosed with lung cancer prompting Ayala to step away from work to spend a transformational 18 months as one of her godmother’s primary caretakers.
Evelyn had a love for desserts and once told Ayala that, “No one makes a good blondie,” referring to the classic brown sugar sweet dessert bar that would soon help cultivate Ayala’s baking reputation. Seeing this as a... Read More