The Eli’s Cheesecake Company has had a busy time with events the past few weeks! On Monday, February 22nd, we hosted our brokers from Wisconsin and Ohio for an all-day sales meeting. This meeting led to positive comments on the Bakery and the people, which will pave the way to many opportunities in the months ahead. A special thanks to associates Lisa Ripka and Erin Acero for coordinating and all the support.
On Saturday, February 27th, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company participated in the For the Love of Chocolate 2016′s Gala, Eye Candy: A Feast for the Senses at Chicago’s Union League Club. Associates who participated include: Lisa Feldman, Genesis Villarreal, Jolene Worthington. Eli’s Cheesecake president, Marc Schulman, along with his wife, Maureen and daughter, also attended the event. The annual Gala awards a scholarship to a student from The French Pastry School. This is the number one event for bakery and chocolatiers in the Midwest and Eli’s looked so great! A special thank you to pastry chefs Diana Moles, Laurel Boger. Juanita, Alicia, and the rest of the R&D team for creating the amazing desserts.
On Sunday, February 28th Eli’s participated in two events. The first event was the annual O’Brien’s Irish Bake-off. Associate Allyson Macino and Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger represented us at our 3rd Annual “Cheesecake with an Irish Twist” contest at O’Briens. We had a record 10 entries and it was a great community effort benefitting the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
On Sunday night, Eli’s Cheesecake was fortunate to create this year’s Hollywood on State–the official Oscar’s viewing Party in Chicago–cake for the Gene Siskel Film Center.
This past Sunday, March 6th, Eli’s was honored to be able to attend the Downton Abbey®series finale party at the Driehaus Museum. To help celebrate the occasion, we created a special wedding cake, as well as served up treats to all the viewers.