Archive for category Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Features 11th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

 

All Over the Map

Posted: Sept. 8, 2007

Illinois: “11th annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.” Cheesecake bingo? Cheesecake hula hoop
contests? Better yet, culinary demonstrations and – take a guess – cheesecake-eating contests. It all takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and next Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Eli’s Cheesecake Co., 6701 W. Forest
Preserve Drive, Chicago. The fun is free and open to the public. A slice of cheesecake is free with a non-perishable food donation. See www.elicheesecake.com/festival
.

Tags: , , , ,

Dancing Meatballs Chicago features the 11th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

Dancing Meatballs is a parents and kids guide to affordable family fun in Chicago. We look forward to welcoming readers of Dancing Meatballs to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival both on Saturday, the 15th, and Sunday, the 16th.

http://dancingmeatballs.com/chicago/indulgence_all_ages

Tags: , , ,

Get This! Eli’s Cheesecake Festival highlighted in Timeout Chicago

Visit CheesecakeFestival.com to find out the name of a musical act performing at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival this year and then go to timeoutchicago.com/getthis to win a family festival package for 4.

 

Tags: , , ,

Midwest Rails Club to be Featured at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

One of the most popular activities at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is the display by the Midwest Rails Club. One of the leading garden railroad clubs in the midwest, the displays and trains are fascinating for the young and old alike.

We are very grateful for the generousity and support that Midwest Rails has provided to the beneficiary of our Festival, the New Horizon Center for the Devleopmentally Disabled. When New Horizon opened its new building next to Eli’s in 2006, the Club designed and built an elevated train set that circles the dining room next to the Rita Tierney/Eli’s Cheesecake Atrium. The trains have brought great joy to the students at New Horizon.

At Eli’s we are very grateful to Fred Haberkamp, the President of our neighbor in the Wright Campus Business Park, Columbia Metal Spinning. Fred introduced us to Midwest Rails and also presented us with the Eli’s train that will be proudly running during the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

 

 

 

The Eli’s Cheesecake Train is on display in the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe. Watch it run at the 11th Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

Tags: , , , ,

Michigan Apple Queen Pauline Wendzel to attend the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival; Michigan Apple Committee to sponsor the Culinary Pavillion

All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake are delighted to again partner with the great people from the Michigan Apple Committee. Eli’s is a proud user of Michigan Apples and we look forward to sharing cheesecake and other recipes using Michigan Apples.

We are honored that the 2007 Michigan Apple Queeen, Pauline Wendzel, will be attending the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on Saturday, September 15th. Wendzel’s great-grandfather, grandfather and father have been involved in all aspects of the apple industry as growers,
packers and processors.

Check out the informative Michigan Apple Committee web site at http://www.michiganapples.com/ .

 

Tags: , , , ,

Greater Chicago Food Depository is a beneficiary of the 11th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival to be held on September 15th and 16th and Eli’s Cheesecake World

The grand opening of Eli’s Cheesecake World was held on World Food Day, October 16th, in 1996. In recognition of the important need in our community to provide food for all, Eli’s has used the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival, now it in its 11th year to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

We encourage all guests to our free event which will be held this year on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th, to bring canned foods to the Food Depository Tent and receive complimentary slices of Eli’s Cheesecake.

http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=10194

Tags: , , ,

PastrySampler.com hightlights top pastry and bakery events in the world in September of 2007–Sweets China in Shanghai to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival in Chicago

Pastry Sampler’s Pastry and Bakery News

http://www.pastrysampler.com/

Welcome! Here is the latest industry news, business auctions, new products and trends from the business mags, pastry and bakery buzz and the latest from PastrySampler.com.

Events for September

Sweets China 2007
SNIEC, Shanghai NewInternational Exhibition Center, China, Sept. 3-8, 2007.
International exhibition for the sweet and confectionery, bakery, snack food and ice cream industries.

First International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products & Beverages
Kingsley Hotel, Cork, Ireland, Sept. 12-14, 2007.  This International Symposium aims to bring together researchers working in this field to review the state-of-the-art in this topic and to stimulate discussion and
collaboration.

About Baking Cookies and Crackers
Manhattan, KS, Sept. 17-20, 2007.Lear the “ABC’s” of ingredient and processing technology for
cookies and crackers, mixing, baking and testing, and maching processes.

American Retail Bakery Exposition
Sept. 9-11, 2007, Las Vegas.  Bakery industry seminars, wedding cake techniques and gum paste flower demonstrations, and more.

Frozen Desserts Expo 2007
Sept. 9-11, 2007, Las Vegas.From info on opening a shop, gelato history and how to create
chocolate desserts with demos and samples.

Philadelphia National Candy Gift and Gourmet Show
Sept. 9-11, 2007, Atlantic City.Seminiars for start-up candy companies, artisan confectioners,
business branding, merchandising and manufacturing.

12th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Sept. 8-9, 2007, San Francisco.  Demonstrations, activities and more for Project Open Hand
charity.

All About Baking
Manhattan, Kansas, Sept. 10-14, 2007.The basics and the language of the baking industry. AIB.

11th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival
Sept. 15-16, 2007, Chicago.  From Eli’s Cheesecakes, benefiting two different charities.

Canadian Coffee and Tea Show
Sept. 16-17, Toronto.  The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show is designed to meet the needs of restaurateurs, retailers, foodservice operators, distributors and buyers from all sectors of the trade, displaying
products from across North America and around the world.

All Candy Expo
Sept. 17-19, 2007, Chicago. An opportunity to buy, sell and network with confectionery and snack industry professionals and decision makers.

China Tea Tour
Sept. 10-23. Tour of China, with Japan pre-extension: Sept. 7-9. Yixing/Shanghai post-extension: Sept. 24-26
From their website:

 

Healthy Baking Seminar East
Sept. 28, Baltimore.Healthy baking formulas, targeting allergens, and the business of healthy baking.

Tags: , ,

World Music Festival Returns to Chicago for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival

We are delighted that the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival will once again be a venue for the World Music Festival sponsored by the City of Chicago Office of Cultural Affairs.

On Sunday, September 16th at 2pm, the World Music Festival will present Balla Kouyate and World Vision on the US Cellular Main Stage at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival.

Balla Kouyaté is one of the greatest balafon players from the Djeli or “griot” tradition in Mali. The Kouyatés were the first djelis in the Mandé Empire. The balafon (ancestor of the xylophone) was given to Balla’s ancestors by nobles in the 12th century and has remained in his family ever since.

Balla seemed destined to play this instrument, learning at the age of six. He performed for the first time in Bamako, Mali at “Palais de la Culture” with Malian singer Sanignai Kouyaté. In 1994, he was a member of the National Percussion of Mali. By 1997 he was granted the opportunity to play with singer Ami Koïta at the O.I.A. conference, which brought together 27 African presidents.

Balla has been called on to play with many African artists touring in the United States and his superior musicianship has been featured on at least 35 albums. Currently he works with kora master Mamadou Diabaté playing venues such as Lincoln Center Outdoor Festival, Symphony Space and festivals around the country. They both are part of Roswell Rudd’s MALIcool ensemble. In 2004, Balla played with Sidiki Condé at Carnegie Hall for a month long residency for children, and has been engaged by many African artists to tour in the United States. He joined Ursel Schlicht’s Ex Tempore in 2004. While playing with Ex Tempore, he felt the need to expand the tonal possibilities of the balafon and created a chromatic instrument, to his knowledge the first chromatic balafon ever. Check out his Collaborations page to see more of his current and past projects.

Tags: , , ,

Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Main Stage Rocks on Saturday with the Happiness Club, Radio Disney, Raposo and Ashley Garland

As the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival has grown, our partnership with Radio Disney has allowed us to bring very exciting talent to the Festival. Radio Disney Day this year was Saturday, September 16th and our US Cellular Main Stage was packed with fans of some of the best young talent in the entertainment industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s Eli’s Cheesecake Festival marked Greg Raposo’s third visit to Eli’s Cheesecake World. He visited first as part of the Radio Disney Jingle Jam Tour when Eli’s hosted the Ultimate Meet & Greet with Greg, Jesse McCartney and Stevie Brock. Then Greg returned as a solo performer for the 2004 Eli’s Cheesecake Festival. This year Greg came with his band “Raposo”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Cheesecake and Wright College are major sponsors of the Happiness Club, a group of forty children and young adults who use music and dance as a way to reach their peers with a positive message through the power of
music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eli’s Cheesecake was a supporter of Radio Disney from its first day on the air in Chicago. We appreciate the support support of now Regional Manager, Karyn Esken, newly appointed Station Manager, Dave Pawelek, and our
host for the day, Patti Kan, the Cosmic DJ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Greg and his band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Garland is one of the most dynamic young performers in the business. With a background in musical theatre, Ashley is a talented dancer and singer. We were delighted to have here join us again at the Eli’s Cheesecake
Festival.

Tags: , , , , , ,

It’s Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Time!

Eli’s Pastry Chef, Laurel Boger, kicked off the 10th Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival with a live demonstration at the NBC 5 Michigan Avenue Studio. Joining her in the demonstration of how to create an Eli’s Michigan Apple Smoosh, was the Michigan Apple Queen, Ashley Wright, Eli’s
President, Marc Schulman, anchor Rob Elgas of the NBC 5 Chicago Weekend News and weatherman, Pete Sack.

The Eli’s Cheesecake Festival is on all day at Eli’s Cheesecake World this Saturday and Sunday. Check out cheesecakefestival.com for further details.

Tags: , , ,