Ellie’s Table is a celebration of Eleanor Mastroianni, who’s cooking and baking skills helped turn Jay’s Catering into a true catering dynasty. As a husband and wife team, Jay + Eleanor Mastroianni began a small catering business out of their home in 1967. Today, the company is considered one of Orange County’s best caterers.
Ellie’s Table completes a circle of food industry experience, beginning with Eleanor’s first job at Conway’s Corner—a small diner in Rochester, P.A.—and culminating in this café. Even though she was a trained nurse, Eleanor took her first steps toward a career in food service at Conway’s, which is also where she met her future husband, Jay. After marrying in 1953, Jay’s mother taught Eleanor how to prepare classic Italian Mastroianni family recipes.