The annual Gluten Free Cooking Expo is just around the corner. This two-day event will focus on gluten-free cooking and nutrition. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from professional chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, nutritionists and vendors who are experts on gluten-free living.
The Expo will be held just west of Chicago at the Wyndham Hotel, in Lisle, IL on April 17-18. This two-day event will be complete with cooking demos, recipes ideas, budget buying tips, nutrition instruction and meal planning sessions with vendors onsite to encourage taste-testing a variety of foods, as well as a special session geared for gluten-free children and a children’s area.
“Many people who are gluten-free, especially those who are newly diagnosed, are looking for a place to learn how to create great-tasting food,” explains Jen Cafferty, founder of the Gluten Free Cooking Expo and the mother of two gluten-intolerant children. “The Gluten Free Cooking Expo is the premier event in Chicago where you can spend the weekend learning the nuances of gluten-free cooking. This year we are excited to provide many healthy, nutrient-dense food options that are frequently missing in the gluten-free diet. So many people attend regular cooking classes and then have to go home and modify the recipes. The Expo allows you to learn from gluten-free pros how to make recipes using actual gluten-free ingredients.”
This year’s vendor fair will include over 50 exhibitors. Local Chicago vendors include Da Luciano’s restaurant, Glen Prairie restaurant, Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery and Doodles Cookies. National vendors include Bob’s Red Mill, Better Batter Flours, Custom Choice Cereals, Pamela’s Products, Schar, GlutenFree Passport, Whole Foods Market and many, many more.
The Gluten Free Cooking Expo is a wonderful resource for everyone involved with gluten-free living, from those who are new to the diet and feeling overwhelmed, to more seasoned gluten-free eaters who want to learn new skills and the latest in nutrition, to those with loved ones with celiac.
Registration is required and is now open. If you register by February 14th you can receive the discounted rate. The two-day Expo registration includes:
- Two full-days of gluten-free cooking demonstrations by notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists
- Printed recipes so you can follow along, take notes and ask questions about successful replacement ingredients for common allergens such as soy, sugar, egg, dairy and corn
- Learning how to prepare each dish, and getting the chance to taste them
- Admission into the vendor fair is included with your Expo ticket
- Gourmet Gluten Free lunch will be provided
- All Expo attendees will take home a gift bag of great gluten-free products, literature and offers
If you prefer to only attend the vendor fair, you may register online, or purchase tickets at the door for $15/per person for either day, with free admission for children 12 and under.
For more information on the Gluten Free cooking Expo and hotel accommodations, please check the web site.