The Job Shadow Activities for students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is scheduled each year to begin on Ground Hog Day, February 2nd, and continue through the Spring Term. For the 2nd time in 4 years, the kickoff rally was postponed as a major storm hit Chicago.

At Eli’s Cheesecake, we schedule our Job Shadow visit by food science students for early May to insure the snow has ended and today was a most beautiful day. Also, May 7th, is the Anniversary of the passing away of our Founder, Eli M. Schulman, and it is a most fitting day to spend with students and also to honor the graduates receiving the scholarships Eli’s Cheesecake is presenting this year.


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Jeff Anderson, our Vice President of Purchasing and Operations is the Organizer of the Activities. After a continental breakfast and introduction to Eli’s History and Products by Debbie Marchok, our VP of Marketing, the students participate in a short program on GMP’s and then put on their bakery garb. After a tour of the Bakery by Jeff, each student, as well as their advisors, decorated an Eli’s Cheesecake to take home. After that, the students enjoyed lunch outside under Eli’s Big Top.

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Congratulations to the Eli’s Cheesecake Scholars for 2015 graduating from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. From left to right: Jeff Anderson (Eli’s); Lucille Shaw (CHSAS); Jolene Worthington (Eli’s); Grace Mikrut (attending Illinois State University) and Noor Ahmad (attending the University of Illinois at Chicago), both recipients of the Eli M. Schulman & Robert Hatoff Scholarship; and Alyssa Pederson and Alana Chase, both recipients of the Aaron Easter Scholarship and attending the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. Charles Guengerich (President Emeritus Wright College); and Marc Schulman (Eli’s).