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Apr
3
Fri
2015
In-Store Dock Sale
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

Easter-LogoEnjoy dock sale prices in our retail store! Save up to 50%. Plus, spend $25 and get a FREE 7″ Original Plain Cheesecake. One per person, please. While supplies last. Stock up on Easter & Passover-style desserts and check out our handmade specialty baked pastries like Easter cookies, macaroons, cupcakes, fruit tarts, and so much more.

Friday, April 3, 8am-6pm
Saturday, April 4, 9am-5pm

6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago
773-205-3800

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Winter Bike to Work Day @ Daley Plaza, Chicago
Jan 22 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Stop by Daley Plaza for free coffee, free Eli’s Cheesecake and a chance to mingle with other Winter Bike Challenge participants and happy winter cyclists!

http://bikecommuterchallenge.org

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook – Author Signing @ Anderson's Bookstore
Feb 13 all-day

MaureenSchulmanEli’s Cheesecake Cookbook author (and Eli’s daughter-in-law)  Maureen Schulman will sign copies of our new cookbook and share anecdotes about Eli and Eli’s Cheesecakes. Time TBA.

Feb
25
Thu
2016
Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook – Author Signing @ Mariano's, New City
Feb 25 all-day

MaureenSchulmanEli’s Cheesecake Cookbook author (and Eli’s daughter-in-law) Maureen Schulman will sign copies of our new cookbook and share anecdotes about Eli and Eli’s Cheesecakes. Time TBA.

Mar
19
Sat
2016
Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook – Author Signing @ Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

MaureenSchulmanCulinary Historians of Chicago presents

The Story of Eli: A Chicago Legacy That’s More Than Cheesecake 

This year marks Eli’s Cheesecake’s 35th anniversary, which was the driving force behind the creation of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook, celebrating one of the country’s most famous desserts. The book chronicles founder Eli Schulman’s rise to success, from opening his first restaurant, Eli’s Ogden Huddle on Chicago’s West side to Eli’s Stage Delicatessen at 50 E. Oak Street and finally, the legendary Eli’s The Place For Steak, at 215 E. Chicago Avenue, where he invented Chicago Style cheesecake as well as many other famous dishes. The book is a collection of recipes, stories, and archival, celebrity and big cake photos, beginning in Chicago 1940.  Readers are invited to peek inside the kitchens of Eli’s the Place for Steak and The Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery and learn how to make the most popular recipes from these icons of the Chicago food scene, including “Liver Eli.” Eli’s has grown from a local favorite to creating  2,000 pound versions of its famous dessert at both President Clinton’s and President Obama’s Inauguration celebrations in Washington, DC.

Co-Author Maureen Schulman, Publicity Director for The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, will talk about her father-in-law, Eli Schulman’s career as a restaurateur, baker, and rise to celebrity in his own right, through stories, anecdotes and personal experiences.

Co-Author Jolene Worthington, Executive Vice President of Operations for The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, will present the history of cheesecake and discuss the scientific knowledge necessary to bake a perfect one.

Co-Author Diana Moles, Vice President of Research and Development for The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, will discuss taking a product from the bench to the bakery floor, including developing and refining the organoleptic qualities of hundreds of new products.

And of course, there will be a cheesecake sampling!

SEATING IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE RESERVE EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m. to Noon
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
(Located just north of W. Chicago Ave. at N. Halsted St.)
Free Parking in lot on north side of school

Cost of the lecture program is $5, $3 for students and no charge for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty.

To reserve, please e-mail your reservation to: Culinary.Historians@gmail.com