Steps to Become a GREAT Kitchen

Foodservice professionals who complete the five-module package will be eligible for GREAT Kitchens accreditation.

Restaurants that are recognized as GREAT Kitchens have made the pledge to uphold gluten-free protocols as outlined in the Self-Evaluation Checklist provided in the accompanying training manual. Restaurants that complete this step will receive a GREAT Kitchens decal to display in their window and will be listed on

If you are ready to fully implement your gluten-free training, we invite you to “take the pledge” and become a GREAT Kitchen.

Please sign and date all forms mentioned below, which are found in the GREAT Kitchens downloadable manual:

  1. GREAT Kitchens Application, page 44

  2. GREAT Kitchens Gluten-Free Intent Form, page 47.

  3. Implementation Checklist, page 49.

  4. Acceptable Use Policy, page 53.

  5. Customized Complaint Policy or signed NFCA Complaint Policy, page 54

  6. Current Gluten-Free Menu or Regular Menu with Printed Gluten-Free Options

Once submitted forms are reviewed, you will receive notification of your status and a marketing package to help you get started.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for your application to be processed.

While all new hires must be trained on your gluten-free protocol, GREAT Kitchens renewal occurs every two years. NFCA will notify you when your renewal is due.

Marketing Benefits

Upon approval of your GREAT Kitchens status, you will gain access to these tools and resources:

  1. Communicating In-House

  2. GREAT Kitchens certificate for your restaurant.  Proudly display your certificate with your business name!

  3. GREAT Kitchens decal.  Put NFCA’s seal of approval on the window or door of your entrance!

  4. GREAT Kitchens logo. Use on gluten-free menu and website to build confidence and trust with your customers.

  5. Marketing to an External Audience

  6. NFCA's consumer website,

  7. Website listing

  8. GREAT Kitchens newsletter

  9. Potential article in NFCA’s national consumer newsletter

  10. Social media shout outs on Facebook and Twitter highlighting your GREAT Kitchens status and gluten-free events

sign up banner


© 2014 National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. All rights reserved.
The information found on this website is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical condition. We urge you to always seek the advice of your physician. There is no replacement for personal medical treatment and advice from your personal physician.

This site was last updated on March 21, 2014 . If you have questions email the webmaster. celiac disease | celiac disease symptoms | gluten free products

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. Health and Medical Research Charities of America log This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.