Holiday gifts that keep on giving/ Chicago Bakers Busy as Bees Helping Students Get College Scholarships This Holiday Season

Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 ET from The Eli's Cheesecake Company

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bees are working round the clock on the South side of Chicago so that student beekeepers from the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) can harvest enough honey to supply The Eli's Cheesecake Company of Chicago with the key ingredient used to produce Eli's new holiday dessert ...Wildflower Honey Cheesecake. According to Marc Schulman, Eli's President, "It's a win win... by purchasing the honey from CHSAS, we not only support the school financially, but give students the opportunity to participate in many aspects of the food industry." CHSAS senior Charlie Herrera agrees, "As a food science major, I like the fact that our teachers incorporate real business situations into the the honey project." Students are involved in every step of the process, from harvesting to preparing and bottling to delivery of the wildflower honey to Eli's bakery located on Chicago's Northwest Side.

All proceeds from purchasing the honey as well as a portion of the proceeds from Wildflower Honey Cheesecake sales go the CHSAS's college scholarship fund for deserving seniors.

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In addition to Wildflower Honey, a portion of the sales from Eli's delicious array of holiday dessert will also be donated to CHSAS.  Holiday flavors include Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Roll Streusel, Pumpkin, Red Velvet, holiday samplers and gift towers. Also perfect for Hanukkah - certified Kosher!

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SOURCE The Eli's Cheesecake Company