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Tours du Jour of Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois makes it annual shopping visit to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe

We welcome shopping tours and groups to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe throughout the year but it is always a little more festive and fun during the holiday season.

Our holiday season for groups starts on the Saturday before our Thanksgiving Dock Sale & the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival when the Tours du Jour of Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois visits us in the morning for coffee, samples and shopping before going on to Woodfield Shopping Mall.

Tours du Jour Highland

Our thanks to Sally Spudich for her leadership in organizing the visit by Tours du Jour of Highland Community College to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe. This year we were delighted that Sally’s daughter and two grand daughters accompanied her to Eli’s.


Illinois is fortunate to have such a great network of community colleges, including our neighbor, Wright College, as well as Highland Community College in Freeport, that offer life long learning, personal development and recreation to their local community.

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Eli’s Say Thank You to our Active Duty Soldier’s and Veteran’s–Free Slice of Eli’s Cheesecake and Coffee from Tuesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our founder, Eli M. Schulman, was very proud of his service to our country during World War II in the Army Air Corp. As evidenced by the photos below, the Army Air Corp was a place for Eli to develop his skills with Big Cakes as well as his leadership and entrepreneurial skills as a Staff Sergeant.

We are celebrating Veteran’s Day this week by offering a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake and Coffee for veteran’s and active duty soldier’s from Tuesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 15th.

In keeping with Eli’s theme of supporting the troops during World War II, we will also be initiating a program so all active duty military personnel in uniform will receive a free slice of Eli’s Cheesecake and Coffee at all times.


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The newest addition to our Chicago cafe…

French Macarons with Earl Grey ganache filling – we can’t stop eating them!


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Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe Hosts some of the Chicagoland Culinary Arts Schools

Feb 28, 2009

Last night (3-27-09) we welcomed some of the area’s finest culinary schools and other members of the food community to the Eli’s Cheesecake Company Bakery to enjoy hors d’oervres prepared by some of the finest culinary students in the Chicagoland.  We had a really great turn out with many people from varying interest areas.  We were very thankful to have Wayne Johnson as our Emcee of the evening. The evening was full of wonderful food and great conversation among all who attended.  Thanks to everyone that attended and we look forward to seeing you all next year! 

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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.

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Pastry Sampler’s Pastry and Bakery News

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

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

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

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

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Visit to Eli’s Cheesecake World profiled in the Lodi News-Sentinel

We were delighted to have Nancy Rostomily, the author of the Culture of Cooking, in the Lodi News-Sentinel visit Eli’s Cheesecake World recently. It was a pleasure for us to meet Nancy and we appreciate her getting the word out about Eli’s Cheesecake in Northern California.


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Eli’s Cheesecake World on the Map–the Concierege Preferred Chicago Metro Map

Concierge Preferred is a Chicago resource for visitors and native Chicagoans alike. We congratulate Tim O’Malley, Publisher and Founder, and Amber Holst, Editor, on the timely information and advice.

One question we get alot from visitors is “where are you located.” The good news is that we are on the northwest side, just west of Wright College, has tons of free parking and are accessible via public transportation. I have attached a closeup of the Chicago Metro Map from Concierge Preferred showing our relationship to 0″Hare, the Kennedy Expressway
and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park.

Come visit the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe seven days a week or visit online 24/7 at


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Maple Brook Sr. Tour Group…

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Tour of Eli’s Cheesecake World featured on The Rachel Ray Show

Take a Vacation With out Leaving Home

Watch the segment at The Rachel Ray Show web site at

Stacey Ballis, Chicago author and life style contributor to The Rachel Ray Show helps a family vacation in their hometown.
Stacey turns their house into a hotel and takes the family for a tour and cheesecake decorating extravaganza at Eli’s Cheesecake World and some other fun Chicago haunts.

Stacey’s tips for a family vacation in their hometown include:

• Give your home that “hotel” feel. Move your children’s mattresses to another room (such as a rec room or finished basement) to give them their own “suite.” Put candy on their pillows and set up a kids mini-bar with juice, soft drinks, cookies or chips!

• Make the atmosphere of your home kitchen more like a restaurant. Create menus, buy restaurant-style condiment bottles or serve dinner in colorful food baskets.

• Turn your regular local hangout spots into mini-vacation destinations. Some local eateries will give behind-the-scenes tours of their business, which can be fun and educational for your kids.

• Parents can get in the act and treat themselves with a beside gift basket filled with a bottle of champagne, some chocolate and a few snacks — the perfect way to unwind after a mini-vacation around town with the kids!


Maureen and Marc Schulman greet Rachel Ray on a recent visit to Chicago to promote one of her books

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