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10th Annual Green City Market Chef’s BBQ

Eli’s Cheesecake will be participating in the 10th Annual Green City Market Chef’s BBQ.   It will be held in Lincoln Park on Thursday, July 15, 2010, from 6-8 pm.   All profits from ticket sales go to Green City Market programming.  To learn more visit, or follow Eli’s Cheesecake on facebook and twitter!!

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Eli’s Jolene Worthington Featured Chef at the Green City Market Chef’s BBQ

In its 11 years, the Green City Market, an independent not for profit organization and Chicago’s only sustainable green market has developed a national reputation for its promotion of local, artisan farmers and producers, increasing the supply of high quality locally produced food in Chicago and to educate children and adults about the importance of sustainable agriculture. These were the principles of the late founder of the Green City Market, Abby Mandel, who started the Market in an alley next to the Chicago Theater and oversaw its growth.

Abby’s dedication to local sustainable agriculture was an inspiration to all of us at Eli’s and was of the reasons that we expanded Farmers Market with Wright College and expanded our partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

Eli’s Executive Vice President, Jolene Worthington, was a long time friend of Abby’s, and is a close personal and professional friend with Sarah Stegner and Carrie Nahabedian, who have taken the lead in the continued growth of the Green City Market.

It was therefore a pleasure to participate in the 2009 Green City Market Chef’s BBQ on Thursday, July 16th in Lincoln Park. Jolene, with the partnership of Eli’s Executive Pastry Chef and Head of Product Development, Diana Moles, Kathy Kirby and Jennifer Doezie served an awesome Capriole Farm Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Blackberries.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports the Green City Market Chefs’ Summer BBQ Festival

Jolene Worthington, Executive Vice President and Master Pastry
Chef, at Eli’s was a featured chef at the Green City Market Chefs’ Summer BBQ
Festival in LIncoln Park. Over 400 people enjoyed an evening in the Park with
food from 50 of Chicago’s top chefs.

Part of the Eli’s Team making the event possible was (L-R) Kathy
Kirby, Jennie Doezie, Eli’s Director of Product Development and Technical
Services,Diana Moles, Marc Schulman, Jolene Wortington and Eli’s Quality
Assurance Manager, Mike Tamez.

The offering by Eli’s Cheesecake was Eli”s Goat’s Milk
Cheesecake with “Bumble Berries” on Lemon Verbena Shortbread drizzled with
Farmstead Wildflower Honey from the Chicago High School for Agricultural

The Green City Market has developed a strong following of chefs
and consumers who take advantage of the wide range of offerings and education on
the Wednesday’s and Saturday’s of the Market that continues in Lincoln Park
through November.

The Summer BBQ Festival is known as one of the great parties of
the summer and Eli’s offerings were a huge hit.

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