At Eli’s, we take great pride in highlighting the tremendous talent of our Chicago Culinary Schools. The future of our industry and the restaurant business is dependent upon a talented group of young and not so young professionals who seek training from the best in culinary educators to advance their careers. For over 5 years, Eli’ Cheesecake has partnered with the Chicago Foodservice Marketing Club to host an evening benefit to highlight Chicago’s top culinary students and programs with a Friday Night Reception and Scholarship Award event emceed by NBC 5′s Wayne Johnson on the decorating floor at Eli’s Cheesecake World.
This year’s event is on Friday, March 5th at 6pm at Eli’s Cheesecake World, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago and is only $50. Proceeds go to the CFMC Culinary Scholarshop Fund and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The vents feature hor d’oeurves prepared by the students, desserts from Eli’s Cheesecake and Illinois Wines.
Supporters of the event are platinum sponsor, Nielsen-Massey Vanilla and sponsors, McCormick Spices, Nestle and Food Industry News.
Participating culinary programs to date are the College of DuPage, the French Pastry School of Chicago, Kendall College, Joliet Junior College, Washburne Culinary Institute of the City Colleges of Chicago, the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Lexington College and Robert Morris University.