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Eli’s Celebrates 34 Years at the Taste of Chicago

Despite the Taste of Chicago being cancelled on Saturday, Eli’s was back out there Sunday with the Big Cake ready to serve!
NBC 5- Taste Reopens
Chicago Tribune- Sunday at the Taste

Mr. Slice at BuckinghamSchulman Family Cutting Big Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is opening day for the Taste of Chicago! In 1980, founder Eli Schulman debuted the now famous Eli’s Cheesecake at the first Taste of Chicago, making Eli’s the only original vendor still participating at Taste.  Eli’s has sold over 5.2 million slices throughout Taste’s history!  Marc Schulman, Eli’s son and company President, credits Taste for launching the dessert and helping take it from a local favorite, to one of the country’s largest specialty cheesecake bakeries, baking over 20,000 cheesecakes and desserts daily at Eli’s Cheesecake World located on Chicago’s northwest side.

Eli’s Cheesecake Booth #16, located at Jackson and Columbus, will feature Eli’s Cheesecake Smoosh:  Cookie Cheesecake made with Oreo® (topped vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce), Turtle Cheesecake, Original Plain (with strawberries), Chocolate Chip Crunch Dipper (frozen chocolate chip cheesecake on a stick, dipped in crunchy dark chocolate) and Taste portions:  mini slices of original plain cheesecake and Eli’s Honey Mediterranean Cheesecake made with honey produced by the students from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences.

Eli’s is excited to celebrate 34 years with the Taste of Chicago this coming Saturday, July 12th, with a giant 1,000 pound cheesecake. The festivities will begin at 11:30am at the In The Kitchen with Mariano’s Cooking Demo Stage where Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger will be talking about our NEW Vegan Cheesecakes and what goes in to making a GIANT cheesecake. The celebration will continue at 1pm at Buckingham Fountain for the Big Cake Cutting with special guests: The cast of Motown the Musical and Jeff & Spencer Tweedy! Enjoy a FREE slice of cheesecake, meet & greet with the Eli’s Slice and more!

For more information on the Taste of Chicago, click here.

Eli's featured on the CBS News with Vince Gerasole

Eli’s featured on the CBS News with Vince Gerasole

Marc and Maureen Schulman help decorate the BIG Cake for Saturday!

Marc and Maureen Schulman help decorate the BIG Cake for Saturday!

Eli's Team at the Taste Booth getting ready for opening day!

Eli’s Team at the Taste Booth getting ready for opening day!

Eli’s Cheesecake and MiniAbe – Be more Nom-Nom-Mmm

The Illinois Office of Tourism has added a new extended commercial of Mini-Abe eating his favorite meals and desserts across Illinois.  Of course, a big slice of Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake topped with strawberries for dessert is just what Mini Abe ordered at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe!  Mini Abe web

Watch the commercial here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhJTuWeCtSE

 

 

Quigley Wins Stanley Cup Wager and Honors Blackhawks’ Championship with Resolution

Today, U.S. Representative Quigley received clam chowder from Legal Sea Foods and a case of Harpoon beer from U.S. Representative Lynch as a result from the wager they agreed upon over the outcome of the Blackhawks vs. Bruins during the Stanley Cup finals.

Quigley showed good sportsmanship by giving Lynch an Eli’s Cheesecake and Nuts on Clark.

Read more about the U.S. Representative wager here:

http://quigley.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=853:quigley-wins-stanley-cup-wager-with-boston-congressman-and-honors-blackhawks-championship-with-resolution&catid=23:2013-press-releases&Itemid=84

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Eli’s featured in summer issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine

Eli’s Cheesecake President, Marc Schulman, and The Eli’s Cheesecake Company are featured in the summer issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine.  The article tells the story of Eli’s Cheesecake started from the very beginning and its involvement in the community, locally and nationally.

View from the Top; Marc Schulman

Read the article here: http://www.ifoldsflip.com/i/138854/56

 

Eli’s Cheesecake included in the mayoral wager on the Blackhawks vs Kings!

Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and  Los Angeles’ Antonio Villaraigosa have made a friendly wager on which hockey team will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.   Twenty-five slices of Eli’s Cheesecake including Eli’s Original Plain, Strawberry, and Chocolate Chip flavors are riding on the outcome of this soon to be legendary series.

Read more about the mayoral wager here:  http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/03/here-are-details-of-the-chicago-l-a-mayoral-wager-on-hawks-kings/

and here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuel-Makes-Bet-on–209956611.html

The Today Show visits Chicago!

 

Early this morning in the rainy Chicago weather, Eli’s Cheesecake was among a famous few Chicago brands to welcome The Today Show to Chicago! Hosts Natalie Morales and Willie Geist of the Today Show enjoyed a few slices of Chicago’s favorite cheesecake, while hosting the Today Show from 8am- 9am in Millennium Park near the famous Chicago “Bean”. Other brands that wished them a happy hello and welcome to Chicago included The Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago LuvaBulls & Benny the Bull, the Chicago White Sox, Garrett’s Popcorn, and more. Thanks for visiting Today Show! To see more from the Today Show in Chicago, visit: https://storify.com/todayshow/hundreds-welcome-today-to-the-second-city-todayinc.

 

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Chicago’s Finest Cheesecake featured in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

On Monday, May 13th, Eli’s Cheesecake was featured in Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine as the finest Chicago cheesecake and a legendary Chicago food icon.

The magazine interviewed Marc Schulman, Eli’s Cheesecake’s President, as well as Debbie Marchok, Eli’s Cheesecake’s Vice President of Marketing. The article follows the history and rise of Eli’s Cheesecake to legendary Chicago food icon status. Eli’s also announced the lineup of new products debuting at the National Restaurant Association Show 2013, as well as sponsoring an educational children’s game for smart phones called Space Cakes. Jeff Anderson, the vice president of purchasing and operations at Eli’s Cheesecake, was also interviewed and spoke of the quality and the Safe Quality Food training Eli’s associates have been learning and practicing.

To see the article in its entirety, visit: http://www.snackandbakery.com/articles/86469-chicagos-cheesecake-at-its-finest#comments

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Maureen Schulman wins commendation in Pink Lady Photography of the Year Contest, a global food photography award

We congratulate Maureen Schulman, Eli’s Cheesecake Publicist, on her photo of the Eli’s Inaugural 2013 Cake for being a commended photo in the Pink Lady Photographer of the Year Contest!  This contest is a  the global food photography awards celebrating all that is special and significant about food photography around the world.    Thousands of images poured in from around the world to the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2013 Contest.  Here are the commended photos http://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/2013/commended/ (scroll the horizontal bar under the photos).

Guests marvel and wait patiently for a slice of the 500 pound Eli's Cheesecake at President Barak Obama's Final Inaugural Staff Ball on Jan. 22, 2013

 

89 WLS’s 89th Birthday Party

This Friday, April 12th, Eli’s Cheesecake helped 89 WLS celebrate their 89th Birthday at Chicago’s Navy Pier! The event was a huge success with over 300 guests, including radio legends and celebrities such as Roe Conn, Dick Biondi, Catherine Johns, and Wayne Messmer, and of course a big Eli’s Cheesecake! Check out photos from the event below:

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Eli’s Cheesecake named ‘Best Places to Get Alternative Wedding Cakes’

CBS2 Chicago’s Best of Chicago writer Elizabeth SanFilippo, named Eli’s Cheesecake as one of the “Best Places to Get an Alternative Wedding Cake’. She says for a wedding to “place an order for some smooth and creamy cheesecakes in a number of flavors and sizes” and she didn’t forget to add “as well as a handful of other tasty treats, like macarons and muffins” for the non-cheesecake crowd. Check out the article for yourself at: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-places-to-get-alternative-wedding-cakes-in-chicago/

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