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Marc Schulman

President of Eli's Cheesecake
Marc S. Schulman is President of the Eli’s Cheesecake Company, one of the country’s largest specialty cheesecake and dessert bakeries located on the northwest side of Chicago. The Cheesecake was the dream of Marc’s father, famous Chicago restaurateur, Eli Schulman, who created the signature dessert for his legendary restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, and which made its public debut at the first Taste of Chicago in 1980. Eli’s Cheesecake was named a top ten Chicago food icon by the Chicago Tribune in its 150th Commemorative issue. Schulman and Eli’s are committed to promoting educational opportunities and careers in the food industry through its partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Schulman serves as a co-chair of the Business Advisory Board for CHSAS and served this year on the Leadership Council and co-chair of the Education & Innovation Committee for FARM Illinois.