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Saijyo Agricultural High School Visits Eli’s Cheesecake

On December 19th, Eli’s Cheesecake was visited by representatives of the Saijyo Agricultural High School from Hiroshima, Japan  as part of their visit to Chicago and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Yoshrinori Tatsukami, the Principal, and Katsuhiro Ishii, the Agriculture Teacher and Chief of the Super Science High School came to Eli’s with Bill Hook, Principal and Sheila Fowler, the Agriculture Department Chair at CHSAS. They toured Eli’s Bakery with Mike Neuhaus and then were able to meet with Jeff Anderson. We were delighted with Mr. Tastsuakmi’s comment that visiting Eli’s Cheesecake was like the dream he had of America when he growing up: cookies baking in the kitchen by smiling family members. All of us at Eli’s are pleased that he was able to see our dedication to quality and service.

After their visit to Eli’s, the representatives from Saijvo were recognized at a meeting of the Board of the Chicago Public Schools. They also were able to tour the Farm and Agricultural Education Facilities at Illinois State University.

The Saijyo Agricultural High School is 102 years old and has 808 students. It has the goal to become the number 1 agricultural high school in Japan while emphasizing both basic and high level technical education while attracting students who have high aspirations, the spirit of challenge, affection to life and want to make a major contribution to society. Certainly a mission very akin to the work at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.


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Chicago Tribune Highlights “Kids Love Illinois;” One of top site for families to visit is Eli’s Cheesecake World




The Resourceful Traveler

By J.D. Brown and Margaret Backenheimer

October 7, 2007

Specialty travel

“Kids Love Illinois,”Kids Love Publications, $14.95; ISBN: 978-0-9774434-0-6

George and Michele Zavatsky, along with their children, Jenny and Daniel, put in over a thousand hours seeking out and sampling scores of kid-friendly attractions in Illinois. The results are divided
into seven geographical zones. Within each zone, the sites are described and sometimes evaluated by the kids; driving directions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, hours and admissions are supplied; and a smattering of lodging and dining suggestions are appended. The order of attractions within each zone is alphabetical by city or town, although this is not immediately evident and needs to be made so. Favorites are posted for each zone. In
Chicago, the top family picks were Eli’s Cheesecake World, Hancock Observatory,
Navy Pier and the Shedd Aquarium
. What gives this book (one of 11 state guides in the series) its charm and authority is that every attraction listed has been visited and carefully evaluated by a full family of


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