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STEPPING UP TO THE SITUATION!

STEPPING UP TO THE SITUATION!

STEPPING UP TO THE SITUATION!STEPPING UP TO THE SITUATION!STEPPING UP TO THE SITUATION!
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NEW HOURS/PROCEDURES

NEW HOURS - NEW PROCEDURE

1)  NEW HOURS Thurs-Sun NOON-1:30

2) Order from the Featured Products in the next section by 8:00 a.m. *

3) Pull up between Noon-1:30 to pick-up your order.

4) Stay in your car, I'll bring to you!

5) Stay well!!

6) Look after people who might be vulnerable

*Subject to availability. 

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6" Triple Berry Pies

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

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Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries with oatmeal-streusel topping $9

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

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With Graham Cracker Crust, whipped cream and Chocolate Chunks $9

6" Tart Cherry Pies

6" Chocolate Cream Pies

Chicken Dumpling Soup

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With Lattice Topping $9.50

Chicken Dumpling Soup

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

Chicken Dumpling Soup

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16 ounces. Heat and serve $8

Plain Croissant Pack of 2

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

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81 layers of dough separated by butter $6

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

6" Lime Pie with Blackberry Topping

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Freshly-squeezed baked lime custard topped with blackberry sauce - a wonderful flavor/texture combo. Graham Cracker Crust $9

How to Bake a Chicken Pot Pie!

Eat them fresh out of the oven!

Answers to Questions

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Will everything on the menu be available all weekend?

 We make only what we think we’ll sell. We aim to not have anything leftover. Also, the website is updated early in the week. Sometimes, by the weekend things have changed a bit, but we may not be able to change the website.  Sometimes, we get cleaned out on Saturday and have to triage what we can make for Sunday. The best bet is to call ahead to confirm availability. 

Do you offer items during the week?

 On a very limited basis. All our energy during the week goes toward being ready on Saturday Morning with a wide array of things. We have found that when we take orders during the week, we have less to offer on the weekend. 

I don’t see the item I’m looking for on the website, is it available?

 We make some key items available for pre-order on the website. Those items will change throughout the year.  

Where are all the fruit pies?

  

For us, fruit pie season starts with strawberries in the spring, then, in order rhubarb, cherries, blueberries, stonefruit (peaches, plums, apricots, pluots, etc.), apples, pears and cranberries. We think that fruit pie season ends with Christmas. The period from January-March is kind of a desert for fruit pies. During this period, we offer variations on nut pies, cream pies, citrus-based pies and pies made with frozen fruit. Our “Key” Lime Pie with Blackberry Sauce gets us through the long winter months. For more information about the seasonality of fruit pies, check out this Blog Post https://ellabonella.com/blog-1/f/what-to-expect-this-pie-season

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Join Our Team

One Goal - Excellence

  

Ella Bonella is looking for a few good people to join the team. Our goal is to provide a consistently excellent experience for each customer. We are a small place with one simple goal – excellence. 


Introductory shop hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 9-2, with either 4 or 8-hour shifts available. Additional days will be added as we grow. Additional hours may be available for prep, catering, and special orders. We are open to applicants of any age, from 15 (with a work permit) to 80+, as long as the applicant has the energy and the spirit to get the job done in a manner consistent with our Core Values of Friendliness, Superior Service, Integrity, Quality and Safety. Whether this is your all-important first job or you’re just getting back in to the workplace or you’ve decided that retirement isn’t for you, if you’re ready to work, we could use you!


POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Counter Service


Job Duties:

· Demonstrate a positive customer service attitude in keeping with the company’s Core Values. 

· Assist customers with questions and product selection 

· Follow procedures for safety, proper food handling, and sanitation  

· Smile and greets customers in a sincere friendly manner. Treat new customers like friends you haven’t met yet.

· Replenish product in the cases and create displays.

· Accurately record orders to ensure the customer is delighted with the finished product.

· Maintain cleanliness of the work area, including the visible front room and kitchen areas. 

· Assist in other areas as required.


Line/Prep Cook

Job Duties:

· Prepare sandwiches (hot and cold) and other items from the menu 

· Deep Frying experience a plus

· Follows procedures for safety, proper food handling, and sanitation  

· Replenish product in the cases and create displays.

· Accurately and consistently prepare orders to ensure the customer is delighted with the finished product. Our aim is a “Wow” from every customer

· Maintain cleanliness of the work area, including the visible front room and kitchen areas. 

· Assist in other areas as required.

Requirements (both roles):

  • Desire       to provide excellent customer service. 
  • Outgoing, friendly       personality. 
  • Ability to handle multiple       tasks. 
  • Able to communicate       effectively with others and convey enthusiasm 
  • Follow all LCHD Service       Standards & guidelines. 
Obtain Illinois Food handler certification

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Job Application

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So Glad to Be Here!

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Identity (No) Crisis

Peek Into The Piemaking Process

Peek Into The Piemaking Process

Every item on our menu has a background. Read about it here!

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Peek Into The Piemaking Process

Peek Into The Piemaking Process

Peek Into The Piemaking Process

Here's a feast for the eyes! Check out a Tart Cherry Pie & Peach Pie Right Out of the Oven.

Pie For Breakfast?

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You Betcha!

Tell Me About Those Croissants!

Just Open Weekends?

  Back in the days when we sold pies at Farmers’ Markets, people would come up to us and say “I eat your pie for breakfast.” And why not? After all, people eat sweet things like pancakes and French Toast for breakfast – and the primary ingredient in most of our pies is either fruit, milk, or nuts. 


The Streusel-topped Triple Berry Pie was typically the breakfast favorite, but I set out to find more pies that would be suitable for breakfast. There are savory pies like Bacon-and-Egg, and Ham-and-Egg, then some not-too-sweet pies like Oatmeal Walnut Pie and (my personal favorite) custard-y Cream-of-Wheat Pie, which I like cold with just a touch of Maple Syrup. 


Then there are cereal pies like Euell Gibbons’ fave Grape Nuts Pie (you probably have to be over 50 to get that reference) and Cornflake Pie, which are def on the sweet side. BFK pies even take on International Character with an Orange-infused Italian Torta di Riso that will make you feel like you’re in Firenze!   

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Just Open Weekends?

Tell Me About Those Croissants!

Just Open Weekends?

Yep! We work all week to be ready for two days! 



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Tell Me About Those Croissants!

Tell Me About Those Croissants!

Tell Me About Those Croissants!

What the Pie is to the United States, the Croissant is to France, sort of. As a college student, I worked my ass off to be able to study in Paris in the Spring of 1985. I still remember that first morning in the City of Light – drizzly, homesick, thinking I’d made a mistake, and then I walked down the Rue Vavin and into the first Bar I saw (Bars in Paris are known for their coffee) and ordered un express and a croissant, the taste, smell, feel and sound of which I will never forget. It was buttery and crisp, with enough butter on the exterior to leave my hands shiny. 


Every subsequent trip to Paris meant a croissant and express first thing off the plane. I’d tried croissants in the states, but they were never the same.  During an extended break from Franks, I made a commitment to “perfect” the croissant, to the extent that was possible. I slaved and tasted (and tasted) until I had something that brought me back to that first bite, and people loved them. These croissants are perfect on a weekend morning.   


WORD TO THE WISE
The joys of the croissant are fleeting. With lots of air between layers, these ephemeral treats go from ethereal to stale in about 6 hours. We bake them right before we open and recommend that you eat them right away!

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421 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 560-1523

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