Eli’s Cheesecake Offers a Magnificient Taste

A few weeks ago, Eli’s Cheesecake participated in one of the biggest culinary events of the summer, the Magnificent Taste.   The outdoor event, featuring 15 of Chicago’s most renown chefs, offered guests delicious tastes of all the great food Chicago had to offer.  Of course, no event would be complete without dessert, and Eli’s Cheesecake’s own Laurel Boger was on hand to pass out some of our blackberry cheesecake.  Check out the photos from the event below.

Eli’s Cheesecake Celebrates Art at EXPO CHICAGO’s Vernissage Benefit

Last night, we headed out to Navy Pier for the opening-night benefit of EXPO CHICAGO, Vernissage.  The event exhibits art from some of the finest galleries around the world, with the proceeds funding programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  Eli’s Cheesecake staff took in the culture and spoke with art-world elite, all while passing out our famous cheesecake.  Learn more about EXPO CHICAGO here and check out photos from last night’s event below.

Eli’s Associates Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11

Today, our bakery, cafe and office gathered together for a moment of silence and remembrance of the September 11 victims and survivors as we have each year for the past 12 years.

Twelve years ago today, we gathered together and saw images that were beyond belief.  As we gathered together today, we are grateful we are able to continue to work together.

Eli's Associates Remember September 11 With a Moment of Silence

Eli’s Cheesecake at the Green Tie Ball

Eli’s is a proud dessert sponsor of the Green Tie Ball, a gala benefiting Chicago Gateway Green,  a non-profit organization dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago’s expressway, gateways, and neighborhoods.  It is the 22nd anniversary for this event!  http://www.gatewaygreen.org/event/green-tie-ball/







From the Eli’s Archives

We recently came across this “Book of Experience” written by our founder, Eli Schulman, in the 1940’s. He shared this booklet with friends and guests at his restaurant, Eli’s Ogden Huddle. It was located on Chicago’s west side at Ogden and Kedzie and was a favorite spot for celebrities and locals.

Eli was the ultimate entrepreneur and really knew how to take care of his guests. Our favorite gem from the booklet  is “Treat others as though you were the others” – important words to live by in business and also in life.   His slogan for the restaurant was “Good Food – Always!” Words of wisdom that we’re still committed to today.


Eli’s Cheesecake in “A Magnificent Taste” Culinary Event

Congratulations to Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger and Eli’s Associates Lisa Feldman and Danielle Moles on the success of Eli’s Participation in “A Magnificent Taste” benefitting Common Threads with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association last night.  The specialty dessert served at the event was an individual round Blackberry Cheesecake with Basil infused Sabayon and fresh blackberries. http://instagram.com/p/diKpNpqpyo/ 

For more information about the event and to read the bio of Executive Pastry Chef Laurel Boger, click here:  http://www.themagnificentmile.com/events/shopping-festival/culinary/


Eli’s helped Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrate 5 years

Eli’s Cheesecake was proud to help Michigan Avenue Magazine celebrate their 5th anniversary in print. The event was held at the Langham Chicago Hotel.


Special guest, and Grammy award-winning singer, Michelle Williams, helped Eli’s President, Marc Schulman, cut the big cake Eli’s made for the birthday bash. The guests enjoyed the cake.

Michelle Williams also performed a few songs, including “Happy Birthday” at the big celebration.  She is on the cover of Michigan Avenue Magazine’s summer issue.

For more on the event, and for more pictures, click here: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Michigan-Ave-Mag-Celebrates-Five-Years-of-Production-218942921.html

Eli’s Cheesecake’s National Cheesecake Week a success

Eli’s Cheesecake celebrated their first National Cheesecake Week July 25-30. The 6 day long celebration kicked off on a Thursday with Eli’s Social Media Breakfast! Bloggers came from all over to learn about the company and to decorate an Eli’s Cheesecake!  There was also the weekly Eli’s and Wright College Farmer’s Market.

On Friday, Eli’s was joined by Gene Hartman for Eli’s Music on the Patio and an Eli’s Cheesecake and Dessert Buffet.

For a quick video, click here: http://instagram.com/p/cPmPuJqp9C/

The celebration continued over the weekend with a Grilled Lunch on the patio on Saturday, and a Classic Car Show on Sunday with over one hundred cars. The Happiness Club performed Sunday at the Classic Car show, as well. Eli’s Mascot, Eli Slice, even joined them for a few numbers.


Monday customers in the store got to play Cheesecake games, including Cheesecake Bingo.

National Cheesecake Day concluded the weeklong celebration on Tuesday, July 30th. Vince Garasole from CBS2 joined Eli’s in the morning to talk to help celebrate. Customers enjoyed a free slice of cheesecake all day long serving a new flavor every hour. Eli;s Cheesecake Mobile was also around Chicago giving out free slices to the public. Free slices were also being given out at O’Hare terminal 1.


National Cheesecake Week was a busy and successful celebration.

Eli’s National Cheesecake Week Schedule

Eli’s National Cheesecake Week Celebration, July 25-30, 2013

Thursday, July 25th:

Farmer’s Market & Fun

  • Farmer’s Market, 7am-1pm – fresh produce, handmade crafts & more
  • Free Social Media Breakfast Meet-up – Ready, Set, Decorate!

Calling all bloggers, Tweeter, Facebook friends, Instagrammers and Pinners. Divide into teams and decorate an Eli’s Cheesecake. Prizes for winning cakes! Reservations required, call 773-308-7000. 8am.

  • Enjoy a free slice of cheesecake (one slice per person) from 8am – 6pm
  • Free snow cones and meet & greet with State Representative Robert Martwick, 9am-11pm

Al Fresco Grilled lunch, 11am-1pmLive performance by nationally acclaimed Redmoon Theater, 11am

  • Free lecture given by Dana Benigno, Executive Director of

Green City Market, 1pm

  • Free hearing tests courtesy of the Lions Club
  • Facebook photo caption contest daily through July 30 facebook.com/elischeesecake
  • Twitter free cheesecake drawing daily through July 30 twitter.com/elischeesecake
  • Mail order four hour lunch specials


Friday, July 26th:

Music on the Patio, 4pm – 6pm

  • Gene Hartman – Solo Acoustic Entertainment and a FREE Cheesecake Buffet
  • Mail order four hour lunch specials


Saturday, July 27th:

Grilled lunch for sale on the Patio, 11am -1pm

  • FREE Cheesecake Samples and a Live DJ


Sunday, July 28th:

Classic Car Show, 10am – 3pm

  • Grilled lunch for sale,  11am– 1pm
  • Entertainment by The Happiness Club 11am-1pm




Monday, July 29th:

Customer Appreciation Day, 10pm – 4pm

  • Free cheesecake samples and an extra 10% off your entire whole cake purchase! (in-store only)

Cheesecake games for the whole family – cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hoola hoop, and a cheesecake cake walk

  • Free shipping on 9” Cheesecakes for mail order at shop.elicheesecake.com

Tuesday, July 30th:

National Cheesecake Day!

  • Enjoy free cheesecake sample every hour in our café
  • The Cheesecake Mobile will be out on the street giving away FREE cheesecake slices around Chicagoland! Follow us on Twitter @ElisCheesecake or #ElisMobile to find out where the Cheesecake Mobile will be throughout the day
  • Free shipping on 9” Cheesecakes for mail order at shop.elicheesecake.com until 11am
  • Free cheesecake at O’Hare Terminal 1 between gates B and C from 11am-2pm


Events subject to change, visit www.elicheesecake.com/calendar for complete schedule

The Eli’s Cheesecake Co., 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago IL 60634
(773) 205-3800   www.elicheesecake.com

Eli’s a part of Green City Market BBQ

Eli’s Cheesecake was part of the Green City Market Chef BBQ in Lincoln Park on July 18th. The event included over 100 chefs and restaurants using fruits, veggies, cheeses, and meats from the market to create a tasty dish! Our fantastic culinary team made a Goat Cheese Cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce and blackberries. It was a successful event that we were happy to be a part of, and the Goat Cheese Cheesecake was a hit!