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Saijyo Agricultural High School Visits Eli’s Cheesecake

On December 19th, Eli’s Cheesecake was visited by representatives of the Saijyo Agricultural High School from Hiroshima, Japan  as part of their visit to Chicago and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Yoshrinori Tatsukami, the Principal, and Katsuhiro Ishii, the Agriculture Teacher and Chief of the Super Science High School came to Eli’s with Bill Hook, Principal and Sheila Fowler, the Agriculture Department Chair at CHSAS. They toured Eli’s Bakery with Mike Neuhaus and then were able to meet with Jeff Anderson. We were delighted with Mr. Tastsuakmi’s comment that visiting Eli’s Cheesecake was like the dream he had of America when he growing up: cookies baking in the kitchen by smiling family members. All of us at Eli’s are pleased that he was able to see our dedication to quality and service.

After their visit to Eli’s, the representatives from Saijvo were recognized at a meeting of the Board of the Chicago Public Schools. They also were able to tour the Farm and Agricultural Education Facilities at Illinois State University.

The Saijyo Agricultural High School is 102 years old and has 808 students. It has the goal to become the number 1 agricultural high school in Japan while emphasizing both basic and high level technical education while attracting students who have high aspirations, the spirit of challenge, affection to life and want to make a major contribution to society. Certainly a mission very akin to the work at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.


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Eli’s Cheesecake Attends Vernissage at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This Wednesday September 19, Eli’s Cheesecake will sponsor and attending Vernissage at the Muesum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Vernissage, which means varnishing day, is Expo Chicago’s opening-night benefit which will provide a private first look at artworks presented by more than 100 leading international galleries, as well as a night of entertainment, food, drinks, and of course Eli’s Cheesecake! For more information about Vernissage, visit The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s website at .



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Eli’s Receives Delicious Reviews from One Writer in The United Kingdom

Eli’s was recently mentioned online in Northampton Chronicle & Echo’s Restaurant Review as the dessert of choice at The Cordwainer for one particular writer. Amanda O’Hare, praised Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, which was served with strawberry and blueberry compote, for being “delicious” and “well presented”. Eli’s is glad to see our Cheesecake being enjoyed so fondly across the pond in the United Kingdom. Read the review here at:

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Eli’s served for NATO in Brussels

NATO Head Anders Fogh Rasmussen recounts in the Chicago Tribune how he enjoyed Eli’s Cheesecake in Brussels,0,1729280.story

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Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be included in the Chicago exhibit at NATO headquarters in Brussels this week (leading up to the NATO summit in Chicago this May).

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Eli’s Hosts the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her Court

The St. Patrick's Day Queen and her court outside of Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe with Marc Schulman, President.

On Friday, March 16th, Eli’s was excited to have the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her court come visit at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe. The queen and her court decorated cheesecakes with green sprinkles, green chocolate and green gel in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. They also went and spent time with the students at the New Horizon’s Center next door where they sang with the students and took many pictures.

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Eli’s Cheesecake to be served at NATO Headquarters

Eli's 9" Blackberry Sour Cream Cheesecake

Eli’s Cheesecake and Desserts are on an airplane today to Brussels for the Official Tea and The Taste of Chicago Reception being held at NATO Headquarters next week. We are honored to be the featured dessert and appreciate all the support from the NATO Host Committee, United Airlines and UPS. We are proudly featuring Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, Blackberry Cheesecake, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Caramel Flan Cheesecake, Pecan Bars and Seven Layer Bars.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Hosts US Embassy in Germany Charge d’Affaires Greg Delawie at ANUGA in Cologne, Germany

Pete Filippelli, Eli’s Senior VP of Sales & Marketing headed the Eli’s Delegation at ANUGA, the world’s largest food trade show in Cologne, Germany. On the opening day of the ANUGA, Pete was delighted to host US Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires, Greg Delawie at the Eli’s Booth.

ANUGA attracts buyers from all the world over and the show hosting 150,000 visitors from 180 countries

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Eli’s Cheesecake Hosts visit by students from Suwon High School for Agricultural Science from Korea

It is quite rewarding and informative to learn about the study of food & agricultural science outside of Chicago and the United States. Last week, we were fortunate to be visited by a delegation from the Suwon High School for Agricultural Science from Suwon in South Korea. Founded in 1936, the school specializes in training students for leadership in plant resources, the environment, industrial machinery, food processing and bio-sciences; career paths very similar to those offered at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The principal of the school, Kang Jang Koo, serves as President of the Korea Agricultural Education Association as well as a leader of the National FFK (the Future Famers of Korea), a global partner of the National FFA Organization.


Eli’s Jeff Anderson explains the source of Eli’s ingredients as well as how an Eli’s Cheesecake is made with the delegation from Suwon High School for Ag Science.

Eli’s Marc Schulman is presented with a hand decorated fan by Suwon teacher, Sonyoung Beattie, and Kang Jang Goo, principal and leader of agricultural education in South Korea.

Master Ag Teacher, Sheila Fowler, at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joins the students and teachers from Suwon High School for Agricultural Science in decorating an Eli’s Cheesecake to share with their host families.


On Tuesday, the students from Suwon will be attending Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair with students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Eli’s is donating the dessert for all the guests at the the Ag Day Lunch hosted by Governor Quinn and Agriculture Director, Tom Jennings on the Director’s Lawn.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Honored to be featured on the menu at the OK Diner, a chain of a classic 50s American diners on the great British roadside

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