Eli’s is Getting Ready to Party at the Green Tie Ball

GreenTieBall2015LogoThis Saturday, October 10, Eli’s will be attending the annual Green Tie Ball. This year’s theme is Studio 54. Green Tie Ball XXIV raises funds for Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, which creates and maintains beautiful, sustainable landscapes along Chicago’s major expressways thereby reducing air and noise pollution and adorning the gateways into the City’s communities. The gala attracts Chicago’s most prominent public, political, and media figures, environmental supporters as well as young professionals and local celebrities.

This year’s gala will include dozens of Chicago’s top restaurants, premium open bars, eclectic entertainment such as special guest performance by Matt LeGrand, DJ appearances, the Dr. Bombay band, experiential silent auction packages and charitable gaming from River’s Casino. Eli’s Cheesecake will be there serving desserts to the hundreds of guests in attendance. 

Tickets are still available! To purchase yours, click here. To learn more about Chicago Gateway Green, visit their website.

Eli's Cheesecake at the 2014 Green Tie Ball. The theme last year was "The Great Green Gatsby."

Eli’s Cheesecake at the 2014 Green Tie Ball. The theme last year was “The Great Green Gatsby.”

Eli’s Chooses Kind

Blog-HeaderChoose Kind is an anti-bullying campaign inspired by R.J. Palacio’s novel, Wonder. In the book, Auggie is born with a facial deformity that leaves him wanting nothing more than to be seen as an equal amongst his classmates.

Mary Cate Lynch was born with Apert Syndrome. Apert Sydnrome is a craniofacial condition that affects the head, feet, and hands. It is a spontaneous genetic mutation that occurred at conception. Apert Syndrome is extremely rare and occurs in only 1 in 160,000 – 200,000 births each year in the United States.

Choose Kind Chicago is dedicated to spreading awareness of Apert Syndrome. Mary Cate and her mother, Kerry Lynch, have visited over 100 schools and summer camps in an effort to help children see that Mary Cate is more than just how she looks. Join The Eli’s Cheesecake Company & Alderman O’Shea of the 19th Ward in our effort to Choose Kind. To learn more, visit mymarycate.org.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Company will be doing sampling of our products on the following dates. Each sampling will have a representative in attendance to educate the community about Choose Kind. Feel free to stop by, enjoy some cheesecake, and help an amazing effort!

  • Thursday, October 1 at Mariano’s in Oak Lawn
  • Friday, October 2 at County Fair Foods in Chicago
  • Saturday, October 3 at Mariano’s in Oak Lawn
  • Saturday, October 10 at County Fair Foods in Chicago
  • Thursday, October 22 at Jewel Osco in Mount Greenwood
  • Friday, October 23 at Jewel Osco in Mount Greenwood
  • Thursday, October 29 at Jewel Osco in Marionette Park
  • Friday, October 30 at Jewel Osco in Marionette Park

Eli’s at Chicago Gourmet This Sunday!

Laurel Boger 2015 Come on down to Chicago’s beautiful Millennium Park and see our Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger and her demo at Chicago Gourmet this Sunday, September 27 at 12pm in Dessert Tasting Pavilion 10. Chef Boger will demonstrate (and sample!) No Bake Cheesecake with Caramelized Peaches  – from our new cookbook, coming December 1st!

Chicago Gourmet is a sensational weekend full of food, wine, spirits and more! It includes celebrity chef demos, can’t-miss wine and cocktail seminars, and tastings galore of delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer. More than 150 of the finest restaurants and chefs, hundreds of wineries, spirit makers and breweries will be in attendance.

Chicago Gourmet runs September 25-27. For tickets and more info, visit Chicago Gourmet.logo

Eli’s Cheesecake at the SOAR Anniversary Gala

Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be serving dessert at the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents Annual Gala tomorrow, September 25th. The Gala, Blueprints 2015, will feature food by Culinaire, a silent auction and jazz combo in addition to Eli’s Desserts. Felicia Dechter, Columnist of “Heart of the ‘Hood” (Skyline Newspapers) will Emcee the event.

Eli’s and SOAR have a wonderful history of working hand in hand, like at the SOAR Farmer’s Market this summer.

Tickets for the event, which benefits Soar’s neighborhood programs, are still available. Click here to purchase tickets.

Elis at SOAR Market

Eli’s Big Cake at the Opening of the 2015 SOAR Market














Eli’s at BizOver Professional Women’s Networking Event

Eli’s Cheesecake had a great time at the BizOver Networking Event last week at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue last night. The event was a professional networking event filled with great conversation, delicious desserts and fun mini-makeovers!

Eli's Cuties were enjoyed by guests.

Eli’s Cuties were enjoyed by guests.

BizOver hosts the annual style event to empower women in the workplace: studies continue to show professional women are judged on appearance at a higher rate than male counterparts. The women received manicures, had their hair styled and were given a “professional, polished” makeover. The women were taught how to recreate the looks while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and, of course, dessert!  Eli’s provided Chocolate Enrobed Cheesecake Cuties, Fudge Brownies, Seven Layer Coconut Bars and Cherry Oat Bars at the event.

For more information on attending BizOver’s next networking event, click here.

Haute Couture & Haute Cuisine at Elements of Style 2015

Enjoy Eli’s Cheesecake (and a fabulous fashion show) at Mario Tricoci’s Elements of Style, tomorrow, September 25th at Redmoon Theater in Chicago.

Don’t miss the conclusion of “Mario, Make Me a Model” when the five remaining finalists take the runway with professional models in a fashion show featuring Chicago Designers: Two Penny Blue, Elena Bobysheva, The Order, Sahar Dada and Misanthrope. This is the last challenge for the contestants who have been working out and runway training over the last four months during which they also shot TV commercials and a fashion spread.  Tickets include delicious dessert by Eli’s,  goody bags with some of Mario’s favorite hair and beauty products as well as a Mario Tricoci gift certificate.

For tickets, visit Mario Tricoci.


A Night of Art at MCA’s Vernissage Event

Vernissage_StD_ms_033015vernissage_lg-975x650Serving-and-TableEli’s is a honored to be serving dessert, again, at The Women’s Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Vernissage event this Thursday, September 17, 2015. Along with our classic Original Plain Cheesecake, Eli’s is providing an array of desserts, including Vegan Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars, and more.

The MCA hosts Vernissage, the opening night preview of EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, at Festival Hall at Navy Pier. This extraordinary benefit, organized by the MCA Women’s Board, is the city’s most highly anticipated event of the year. Entering its fourth edition this year, EXPO CHICAGO presents artworks from 140 leading galleries, and represents 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world, including EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. The exposition provides critical opportunities for curators, collectors, and art patrons to survey the best in innovative and emerging programs.

Proceeds from Vernissage raise significant funds in support of the mission of 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.

For more information on Vernissage and the MCA Chicago, visit the event page.

Join us at the Wood Family Foundation Storybook Gala, September 25th

Storybook_LogoEli’s is honored to participate in the Wood Family Foundation’s Inaugural Storybook Gala on Friday, September 25th at Moonlight Studios in Chicago! Proceeds from this event go to help support Pitch In, an after school mentoring program serving Chicago’s most at-risk children.

The Wood Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 by Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah. The WFF works to improve the lives of children in and around Chicago by raising funds and awareness for its children’s programs and other children’s charities they support. The WFF acts as an advocate for children in the Chicago community, inspiring others to join them in their mission.

For tickets to the Storybook Gala, visit the Wood Family Foundation.


Celebrating 35 Years of Misericordia’s Family Fest


Misericordia-BlogEli’s Cheesecake is thrilled to be a part of the 35th Annual Misericordia Family Fest Celebration! A day of live entertainment, auctions, raffles and games, Family Fest is Misericoria’s largest fundraising event. Eli’s Cheesecakes will be available for sale at the Fest, with all proceeds benefiting Misericordia. The event is taking place this Sunday, September 13th. For a full schedule of events, click here.

Misericordia “offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged.” It is a not-for-profit corporation helping those in need since 1921.  The families of Heart of Mercy and the community joins together in honor of celebrating and supporting the Misericordia mission. Eli’s has been a part of the Misericordia family fest since its start in 1980. We’re very honored to share our 35th anniversary with a great cause and an even better time! To learn more about Misericordia, visit their website.



Eli’s Honored to Support the 45th Annual Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Benefit

LMCB_LogoThis Saturday, September 12, Eli’s is excited to be creating a Big Cake celebrating the 45th Annual Cancer Research Benefit put on by Lou Malnati’s.  This year’s theme is The Roaring Twenties! All proceeds from the event will be benefitting the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, Gilda’s Club, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Over the past 10 years, the Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Fun has raised over $3 million to aid the organizations find a cure for cancer. Join us in the fight against cancer! Please visit www.lmcb.org to purchase tickets, make a donation, or become a sponsor.