Friday, June 27th marked the begining of the 28th Annual Taste of Chicago. We were honored to have a secial visitor to our booth at Taste by United States Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer.

Secretary Schafer came to Chicago to visit our partner, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Invited by famed agricultural broadcaster, Orion Samuelson, to deliver the 2008 Commencement Address at the school, Schafer was unable to make that date but made the visit to CHSAS a priority and came on the day that Taste of Chicago started.

After touring the school and meeting a number of students and supporters, Schafer toured the Taste of Chicago with Dr. Terry Mason, another supporter of CHSAS and the head of the Chicago Board of Health.







Secretary Ed Schafer gives a “thumbs up” to Eli’s Totally Turtle Cheesecake. He is pictured above with Eli’s President Marc Schulman and Dr. Terry Mason, the Director of the Chicago Board of Health..









Unted States Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer cuts a replica of the Giant Cheescake that Eli’s has created for the 28th birthday of the Taste of Chicago and Eli’s Cheesecake. The 2,000 cheesecake will be cut and served at Buckingham Fountain on Sautrday, June 28th at 1pm.