Posts Tagged Thanksgiving

Day before Thanksgiving–Very special day at Eli’s Cheesecake World

The day before Thanksgiving, the holiday of the harvest and a celebration of food and family, is one of our most favorite days of the year at Eli’s.

Our bakery is busy creating desserts for the holiday seasons and our Cafe is full with shoppers and visitors discovering all the Eli’s has to offer. We say thank you to our people with a holiday cheesecake to adorn their Thanksgiving table and look forward to their return on Friday as we can’t rest very long this time of year.

Make it a point this holiday season to visit us at Eli’s!

Pastry Chef Kim Reynolds displays some of the unique desserts that we create for the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe. At Eli’s, we have artisan bakeries creating beautiful desserts that taste as good as they look.

Pastry Chef Laurel Boger demonstrating a number of ways that our customers can customize our Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes for an award winning way to finish off their Thanksgiving Dinner. Three of the designs follow.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Brings the Dessert for Chicago Bull Luol Deng’s Inaugural Thanksgiving Celebration

It was our please to bring the dessert when Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng hosted a day before Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 people at the Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home in Chicago on Wednesday, November 23rd. Luol is a real inspiration for youth in our community and we were delighted to join him and our friends from Boston Market to bring smiles to people in need in our community,

It was most appropriate to host this event at the Pacific Garden Mission since this institution has has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms since 1877. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle. The Gospel League Home was established in 1941 to specifically address the needs of homeless women and children. It provides dorm-like housing for approximately 150 women and serves between 5,000 and 7,000 meals each month

Luol was a great host for the event making sure that everyone had seconds of dinner and their Eli’s Cheesecake.

Luol brought many friends from the Bulls Organization, including Bulls #1 Fan, Benny the Bull, who is also a great Eli’s Cheesecake fan.

Eli’s Marc and Maureen Schulman helping Luol pass out dessert from Eli’s.

Eli’s, Haley, Elana and Kori Schulman, thanking Luol for his community support.

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Eli’s Cheesecake delighted to support Chicago Bulls Forward, Luol Deng, by providing dessert for his Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 guests at the Pacific Garden’s Mission’s Gospel League Home

 

 

Second-year forward will serve dinner at city’s Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home

Deng to Provide Thanksgiving Dinner for 400 Chicagoans

November 17, 2005 – Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will visit Pacific Garden Mission’s Gospel League Home (Chicago) on Wednesday, November 23, to serve a Thanksgiving dinner he has purchased to the 400 visitors expected at the home that evening.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Deng and Bulls mascot Benny the Bull will serve the traditional turkey dinner followed by dessert and the distribution of Bulls gifts from the star forward. The Gospel League Home is located at 955 West Grand Avenue in Chicago.

“My athletic abilities have opened many doors of opportunity to me,” said Deng. “Along with playing in the NBA, I am fortunate to be in a position to genuinely help others and I intend to take full advantage of that opportunity.”

“The holidays can be extremely difficult for those who are struggling because they are a time for celebration, giving thanks and sharing,” he continued. “My goal is to remind these people that they are cared about and give them hope that there are better days ahead.”

With the assistance of the Chicago Bulls, Boston Market, Eli’s Cheesecake and Point Imaging, all patrons visiting the home on November 23 will be provided with dinner, dessert and Bulls novelties in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Deng will continue what has become his holiday tradition of giving in December by planning a shopping spree for local youth.

During his career, Deng would like to use his experience to inspire hope and hard work in young people who must overcome significant obstacles in order to lead productive lives.

Like Luol, there are plenty of great young people – in this city and throughout the world – who are building brighter futures through grit, focus and steadfast resolve. To help them, he plans to establish a Fund that will recognize and reward their efforts. Over the next year, Luol will be giving serious thought to the Fund’s mission and the grantmaking activities that will best support it. For now, he is delighted to do what he can by participating in uplifting events such as this one.

Since 1877, Pacific Garden Mission has been a refuge for those weary of struggling through life’s storms. Countless millions have come to the “Old Lighthouse” in Chicago seeking food, shelter and clothing as well as medical and dental care. Many also come seeking the answer to their ongoing struggle. They leave having found new life through faith in Jesus Christ. The Gospel League Home was established in 1941 to specifically address the needs of homeless women and children. It provides dorm-like housing for approximately 150 women and serves between 5,000 and 7,000 meals each month.

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Ridgewood High School Art Club brings the spirit of Thanksgiving to the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe

Thanks to Sarah Machaj and the Art Club of Ridgewood High School for
decorating the Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We have great activities in the month of November with the highlight being
our Thanksgiving Dock Sale on Saturday November 20th and food drive in
connection with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

November is a great month to visit Eli’s for our Pumpkin and Pumpkin Praline
Cheesecake.

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