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ABOUT US

With a great cookie, Crumz a great responsibility!

Cookie Crumz is an artisanal bakery that prides itself in creative decadence, celebrating everyone’s all-time favorite baked good, the cookie!!!  Who doesn’t love a good cookie, right? But we added our twist to all time classic and have come up with some innovative, over the top, knock your socks off cookies. With an ever-growing menu, Cookie Crumz is bringing you new treats, with a mash-up of edgy flavors and home-baked morsels of heaven.

OUR STORY

The idea for Cookie Crumz came about from a simple craving one day for a super indulgent, mind blowing cookie, when he couldn’t find it, Arri Mavrogiorgis, founder of Cookie Crumz, came up with a concept of a whimsical cookie based bakery.  The concept, became reality in 2017 when Arri decided to chase his dream.  You know the classic story of boy craves cookies, boy dreams up cookies, boy starts cookie bakery, sure you’ve heard it all before.  From that Cookie Crumz was born, bringing you a variety of the tastiest, most orgasmic, melt-in your mouth, tickle your taste buds, hug you all night cooky, yes cooky. 

Why is Cookie Crumz so great, we use only the highest quality and finest ingredients in everything we make, sprinkle it with a dash of LOVE and a pinch of JOY to put smile on your face with every bite.  We sound a little full of ourselves, and that’s because we are, we stand proud with every creation we present to our customers, because that, Mmmmmmmmm sound that comes with every bite, is what truly matters to us.      

Meet The Team

Arri Mavrogiorgis

CEO and Founder

Being surrounded by food was a common thing in our household growing up, I was raised in large Greek family so food was the cure to all and the answer to everything. At the age of 4 my mother woke up one morning to find me sitting in the sink, next to the stove making scrambled eggs, bacon and toast to surprise everyone in the family with breakfast and I think my love of food and feeding people just grew from there. By age 12 I started working in the family business, serving up food at our gourmet delicatessens, don’t worry I ate a lot of it too. 

 

From deli counters to the text books, I went on to get a bachelor’s degree in Economics and eventually went to grad school and finished my MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and International Business, I know, fancy right.  After completing my degree, my career took me down a path in healthcare management. For years I worked alongside some amazing individuals, where I got to further my knowledge and business sense, by applying it in a practical setting.        

 

 As a self-proclaimed foody, I always had this love for feeding all of those around me, if there was a delicious food or something that just looked inviting, I wanted to share it with those around me. The idea of having others indulge in the same experience and be able to see the joy that flavor and satisfaction of that bite gave them, always made me feel so happy inside. What’s one thing most people love? COOKIES, so here I am. Let’s see where this journey in my life takes me, follow it along on our Instagram @cookiecrumz. 

Rafael Georgiou

Chef and Baker

My love for culinary began at early age, a common phrase in our house growing up back in Cyprus was, “What are you cook us today?”. I spoiled them, enjoying delicious Sunday breakfast with freshly baked pastries and breads was a tradition in my family.  Baking alongside my grandfather, who also was a baker, he taught me all of our customary pastries, all inspired by Mediterranean flavors. This is what truly sparked my love for baking. It was an avenue that allowed me to channel all my passion for food and creativity, taking a simple recipe and giving it my touch, my personal flavor accentuating my character in the final product and creating a pastry like no other. My imagination escalated to taking an idea and seeing it to fruition, a table of ingredients, coming together to develop a unique concept with a fresh flavor, this was my inspiration to follow my path in the culinary arts.  

 

Before embarking down the road of culinary arts, I pursed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management in London which I completed at the age of 23. Shortly after, I moved to New York to finally follow my dreams and obtain my Pastry and Baking degree. I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education at age 25. Upon completing my degree, my career continued with an internship under Chef Dominique Ansel where I had the chance to develop and enhance my pastry techniques. Since then I have worked in some of the most incredible kitchen’s in New York City, continuing my growth and honing my skill set by some of New York’s finest pastry chefs. Joining the Cookie Crumz family, I get to do what I love every day and create!!