Eli’s Cheesecake’s 2nd Cubs Pep Rally

On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company hosted its second Cubs Pep Rally at Eli’s Bakery Cafe. All of us here at Eli’s love our city and support the Chicago Cubs as they play in the MLB World Series. Eli’s Cheesecake President Marc Schulman gave a speech discussing his support and faith in the Chicago Cubs in front of Eli’s associates, WGN and NBC Chicago news. Joining the Pep Rally were the Ridgewood High School Cheer and Pom Squad as both Eli’s associates and the Ridgewood High teams rooted for the Cubs.

Below are some behind the scenes:


Eli Cheesecake’s Cubs Pep Rally

On Friday, October 14th, at 11 am CT,

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company hosted its first Cubs Pep Rally at Eli’s Bakery Cafe to show our support of Chicago’s baseball team and its recent success. The Pep Rally featured The Ridgewood High School (Illinois) Cheer and Pom Squads, DIY Cubs themed cupcake decorating, the chance to win a BIG Celebratory Slice (cheesecake), Cubs themed desserts and treats available for purchase, and the opportunity to be on television as NBC Chicago came to capture the Pep Rally.

Eli’s Cheesecake associates were encouraged to wear their Cubs gear and celebrate. Here at Eli’s, we love the opportunity to unite all associates through fun activities like this. We will continue to support our Chicago team. #GoCubsGo!

Missed the action? You can watch highlights of the event on Youtube: https://youtu.be/y141MNuWul8

Below are some photos of the event:

Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrated in Ottawa

On October 6th, 2016,

Eli’s Cheesecake made its first public televised debut in Canada during the CTV Morning Live Ottawa segment. Authors Maureen Schulman and Chef Diana Moles demonstrated ways a person can top their Eli’s cheesecake cuties, direct from the “Finishing Touches” section in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook. As Chef Diana Moles explains, the cookbook is for the average baker. Everything is simple and easy to do at home.



Later in the day,

Eli’s Cheesecake joined Ladies Who Lunch (Ottawa) in the “Maple Leaves and Honey Bees” event at Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa Canada. The event marked the official Canadian launch of the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook and authors Maureen Schulman and Chef Diana Moles were special guests. Maureen and March Schulman signed cookbooks for fans while Mrs. Moles, along with Château Laurier Exectuive Chef Louis Slimard, led a demo of finishing touches for the public’s own Eli’s Cheesecake creations. The event also served as a fundraiser to the Ottawa Food Bank. 

Below are photos from photographer Ashley Fraser:

Over the weekend, we enjoyed seeing posts from the folks in Ottawa. Below are some of the photos we’ve been tagged in on social media:


ATTENTION CANADA: The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook is available online and in-store at Chapters !NDIGO.

Green Tie Ball 2016

On Saturday, October 1, 2016,

Eli’s Cheesecake participated once again in Gateway Green’s 25th Annual Green Tie Ball. Chicago Gateway Green’s gala raises funds for CGG’s Expressway Partnership Program. The Green Tie Ball, Chicago Gateway Green’s signature fundraising gala made its first appearance in 1992. What began as a 500-person party held in the street is now one of the most well-known and exclusive charity fundraising events in Chicago, attended annually by the city’s most influential professionals and celebrities, and we are happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a great event.

On the dessert menu for the night were: Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Original Plain Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars, 7 Layer Coconut Bars, Michigan Cherry Oat Bar, and our Housemade Fudge Brownies.


Aside from our dessert table, Eli’s Cheesecake also provided a celebratory BIG CAKE for the Green Tie Ball. Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman presented the big cake to the guests, and everyone loved it! We enjoy providing celebration cakes, especially for a great cause.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are delighted to once again support Chicago’s In Good Taste, a breast cancer research initiative by the Lynn Sage Foundation.

The Lynn Sage foundation was founded in honor and memory of Lynn Sage, a beloved mother, daughter, wife and native Chicagoan who tragically died at the age of 39 as a result of her battle with breast cancer. Money raised by the foundation, with the help of more than 180 participating Chicago establishments, including Eli’s Cheesecake, will help fund local breast cancer research. Eli’s Cheesecake is happy to be a part of this initiative which awards scholarships to talented researchers in the early stages of their careers with the hopes of positioning these researchers to secure larger funding as their careers grow.

Throughout the month of October, customers can purchase our limited edition Pink Ribbon Cheesecake, at our Bakery Cafe, and a donation $1 will benefit the cause. It’s Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake topped with a raspberry gelee, whipped mousse topping, pieces of white chocolate and finished with a ribbon cookie made with our signature All Butter Shortbread Cookie recipe! Customers can also fill a separate form, available at the front register, if they would like to make a cash or credit card donation.

President Marc Schulman Receives Friend of ACES Award

On Wednesday, September 28th,

Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman, received the 2016 Friend of ACES awardThe award recognizes non-alumni friends who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and success of the College of ACES.

President Schulman is passionate about education and agriculture. Aside from creating a long-standing relationship with The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), who provides our Honey for our honey cheesecakes, he is a long-time educational supporter of CHSAS. Marc Schulman co-chairs in CHSAS’s Business Advisory Board. He has been influential in strengthening the relationship between the high school and the College of ACES. Marc Schulman will be honored during a private event for the Aaron Easter Scholars. Schulman provides this scholarship in memory of Robert and Cheryl Easter’s son for students from Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences who are studying in the College of ACES. Each year two students are awarded with the scholarship.

Below are highlights of the event:

Apple Season

Did you know Eli’s Cheesecake uses fresh Michigan apples in desserts such as the Apple Streusel Cheesecake and in the Apple Bavarian Tart? These make for perfect fall flavors because they are in season from August-October

Why do we choose Michigan apples? Michigan is the nation’s third largest producer of apples. There are more than 11.3 million apple trees covering 35,500 acres on 825 family-run farms in Michigan. Growers pride themselves on a rich heritage of producing an array of fine apple varieties. For us, it is important that we deliver the best and freshest ingredients to our customers, which is why Michigan apples are used. 

But why eat apples?

You know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, it’s true. Apples are an important part of a healthy diet. They are packed with powerful flavonoids and antioxidants, and filled with fiber—while being low in sodium and calories—which makes them a healthy choice for every body! They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. 

Click on the images to be directed to our Fall Favorites board on Pinterest!


Vernissage 2016

On Thursday, September 22nd, Eli’s Cheesecake participated in The Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Vernissage event. Guests were able to enjoy some of our gourmet desserts. While Cheesecake is our specialty, we are more than just that, and events like Vernissage are a great way for us to showcase all that we do.

On the menu for Vernissage was:

  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Pretzel Bar
  • Vegan Belgium Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Pecan Bar
  • Fudge Brownie
  • 7 Layer Coconut Bar

While all were a big hit with the Vegan Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake was a big hit with our guests. Many of our guests were vegan and they were happy to see that we provided a vegan option.


Events this week

This is a busy week for The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. 

On Thursday, September 22nd we have 3 special events occurring. In the morning, we will be hosting The National Honey Board and giving them a factory tour, which will include watching the making of our Honey Almond Cheesecake.  Our honey is harvested by students from The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. 

Later in the evening, Eli’s Cheesecake will be participating in two important events: 

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture’s 2016 Raices Gala

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NMPRAC)’s 3rd Annual Gala; RAICES: A Celebration of Our Roots will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm at the  fully restored landmark building located at 3015 W. Division in Chicago. Each year, the NMPRAC selects two major artists to receive their prestigious Ceiba Award, the only national award granted to Puerto Ricans for their artistic and cultural accomplishments. 

Vernissage 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will host the 2016 Vernissage  event at Festival Hall in Navy Pier  from 5-9 pm. Vernissage is the opening preview of EXPO CHICAGO. Proceeds from Vernissage raise significant funds for the MCA Education Department, whose programs offer compelling opportunities to explore, challenge, discuss, and reflect on the MCA’s holdings and the larger world of contemporary art and culture.


On Friday, September 23rd, Eli’s Cheesecake will participate in The Wood Family Foundation for its inaugural Storybrook Gala on Friday, Sept. 25th, at Moonlight Studios. Proceeds from this event help support Pitch In, an afterschool mentoring program, serving Chicago’s most at-risk children.


On Sunday, September 25th, Eli’s Cheesecake will participate in Bon Appétit’s Chicago Gourmet, which is a 3-day festival that celebrates of Food and Wine a form of artwork. We are proud to have our Executive Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, represent us. 

Eli’s Cheesecake Joins Ladies Who Lunch in Ottawa

Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to announce that Chef Diana Moles and Eli’s Cookbook author and publicist, Maureen Schulman, will join Ladies Who Lunch’s “Honey Bees and Maple Leaves” event on October 6th, 2016 at Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. 

The event is set to kick off Thanksgiving season by celebrating the Canadian launch of the Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook. Aside from Eli’s Cheesecake desserts being an event highlight, Chef Diana Moles will be accompanied by Chateau Laurier Executive Chef Louis Simard as she will demonstrate different ways to add finishing touches to your own Eli’s creations, perfect for the holidays.  

This event is in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Eli’s Cheesecake has a long-standing presence in Ottawa. For the past 3 years, Eli’s Cheesecake has sponsored the 4th of July celebration in Ottawa. We are happy to continue this strong presence in Canada and look forward to the success of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook this holiday season.