Jason Witzl and Aaron Rayor(132)
Los Angeles, CA


Ellie's is a hand made responsibly sourced Italian concept. Chef Jason and Aaron met in 2011 while opening Manhattan Beach Post under acclaimed Chef David Lefevre.

Chef Jason started cooking in 2008 and has worked in some of the best kitchens in the world, including Campanile, The Water Grill, Manhattan Beach Post and the 3 Michelin star Martin Berasategui. Jason was most recently helming the kitchen at one of the top seafood establishments Herringbone as the Executive Chef.

After opening Manhattan Beach post. Chef Aaron moved to New York to further his education the apex of culinary institutes, the Culinary Institute of America. While in New York he worked at the coveted Blue Hill at Stone Barns under Dan Barber where he learned to tap maple trees and Butcher everything that flies, walks and swims. When he came back to Los Angeles he worked at Salts Cure as the butcher. Most recently he has honed his love for pasta at Bestia.