Diana Moles, Elissa Narrow

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Diana Moles, Elissa Narrow, Chefs
6701 West Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634


In 1980, Eli Schulman declared cheesecake to be the signature dessert at his legendary Chicago steakhouse, Eli's The Place For Steak. It was there that he dreamed up a new way to make cheesecake: His unconventional fast and hot baking method resulted in the creation of "Chicago-style" cheesecake: a beautiful caramelization on the outside and a creamy consistency on the inside, baked on a shortbread cookie crust.

Eli's is a third generation family-owned business, hand making all its desserts at Eli's Cheesecake World, located on Chicago's Northwest side. Eli Schulman’s words of wisdom, “Charity will never bust you,” and “Treat others as if you were the other,” are honored everyday through the company's commitment to hiring refugees and individuals with disabilities, an ongoing relationship with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, and the support of countless Chicago charities.