Archive for May, 2017

Eli’s Cheesecake Prepares for Annual NRA Show

Starting Saturday May 20, Eli’s Cheesecake will participate in the 33rd annual National Restaurant Show (NRA Show) at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year we have expanded our new booth (#1625) which will be located in the south hall and encourage all to come taste our new products.

Eli's 2016 Team

Eli’s Team at the 2016 NRA Show.

Our exciting new products include Chocolate Hazelnut Crisp Cheesecake, Pecan Tart, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake, Cookie Butter Cheesecake and our no sugar added version of our Original Plain cheesecake.We’re also introducing a new Cuties Variety Pack, which includes four new flavors

Eli’s was honored  receive a FABI  2017 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®  for our two newest desserts: Eli’s Butter Tart and Salted Caramel Tart. The award recognizes innovative food and beverage products.

The NRA Show is open to professionals in the food service and hospitality industry. If you can’t make it to the show, our new flavors will be available soon at!”


Enjoy Eli’s at CAD’s Crystal Ball

Mark your calendar for the Chicago Art Department’s Crystal Ball Fundraiser, Saturday May 13th, 7-11pm. Eli’s is a proud sponsor of this event, which is an evening of art, performance and learning. Guests will enjoy food, live workshops and an art auction. Buy tickets here.

Chicago Art Department, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, aims to benefit artists by exploring art and learning. Through exhibitions, artist residencies,  classes/workshops,  and community building, they are dedicated to cultivating new voices, ideas, and practices in contemporary art.

Job Shadow Day with CHSAS

Eli’s was proud to host 14 food science students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) once again for our annual Job Shadow Day!  The students learned about the history of Eli’s and many different aspects of our business. They visited each area of the bakery to learn how we scale, mix, bake, and decorate our products. To finish off their day, the students competed in a cheesecake decorating contest.

CHSAS is one of the only agricultural high schools in the country, located on a working farm. We enjoy a strong partnership with the school, providing job shadowing, mentor programs and internships. The Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Program is a summer internship for CHSAS students working with Eli’s, Wright College and Farmer’s Market vendors in partnership with The University of Illinois Extension Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science.