Elena moved to York in May 2018 with her young family. She is originally from Western Siberia, Russia and has lived in Europe for some time and in Ireland for over 15 years prior the final move to York. She joined YUMI initially in the garden and then got involved with other projects. Since joining YUMI, Elena contributed to recipe cards, creative writing project, updating YUMI’s website and various marketing tasks. Having IT and marketing background, Elena is keen to breathe a new life into YUMI and get involved in even more projects in the future.  Elena loves to cook, meeting new people and help out in the community.

Elena is also a founder of a foodie start-up AirCook for You. The platform aims to bring amateur chefs together with foodies for authentic culinary experiences.