Elle A Bites is a local artisan gourmet marketplace founded in 2013 by a girl named Lilia who loved to cook and a boy named Anthony who loved to eat. The name "Elle A Bites" (pronounced el-A-bites) is a play on words that also has significant meaning to the two of them. Los Angeles is where they met and "elle" not only means "girl" in French but also contains Lilia's initials (LL) and the "A" that follows is for Anthony! They both love living in LA, but of course the City of Angels does have its nuances and they tried to incorporate that into their product names. Their story is they met in grad school, fell in love and lived happily ever after! (here's hoping )

Anthony started up an advertising agency in 2008 with his brothers, forming their very own extremely mild version of Mad Men with much inspiration from "The Father of Advertising", David Ogilvy. Lilia knows the real reason and prize of it all was not having to wake up so early in the morning! After all, Anthony is and forever will be a total night owl, working hard into the wee hours of the morning… hoot hoot!

Lilia followed her passion for food and moved to France in 2009, where she attended culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Nearly a year later, she completed her professional training in both French cuisine and Patisserie, graduating in the top group of her class. Now, back at home in Los Angeles, she's back in the kitchen, creating and developing recipes using fresh, quality ingredients and getting crafty! Along with her favorite sous chef and best friend Anthony by her side, their goal is to create a little bit of happiness in a world full of chaos and they truly hope everyone will help them spread a little bit of happy along the way