Getting ready for the Taste of Chicago Press Preview are Eli’s team members, Troy, Elana, Greg and Chef Sarah.

The media turns out in record number for the Annual Taste of Chicago Press Preview. Here a camera crew is highlighting Eli’s replica of the 2,500 lb. Birthday Cheesecake that will be cut by Mayor Daley and the group, Chicago, at Buckingham Fountain, on Saturday, June 25th for the 25th Birthday of Eli’s Cheesecake and the Taste of Chicago.

Elana Schulman with Jason Plumlee, Catering Manager, at Kendall College. Kendall is partnering with Chicago’s Vienna Beef at the Taste.

Marc and Maureen Schulman of Eli’s thank Taste of Chicago General Manager, Mary Slowik, for her incredible leadership of the country’s biggest and most successful Food Festival.