The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) through the NFCA GREAT Association and GREAT Food Service will produce a Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion and Educational Session at the 2010 National Restaurant Association Show, held May 22nd through 25th in Chicago. The goal of this Showcase Pavilion is to present and demonstrate the entire gamut of gluten-free menu items. Representation will include the full range of products and activities from testing and menu investigation, to flour options and final products, to distribution and packaging.
The Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion, the first of its kind held on the food industry’s most prestigious stage; it will be located at Booths 6436 and 6442. The Guten-Free Showcase Pavilion will mainstream gluten-free foods and revolutionize how individuals suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance, almost 13 million Americans, manage their health through diet and nutrition.
Industry Reception in Hyatt Ballroom May 23rd from 6 - 8:30
In addition to the Gluten-Free Pavilion, The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will also deliver a highly anticipated educational session, Gluten-Free: Easy as ABCDE, at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show 2010 in an effort to mainstream the gluten-free diet and educate food industry professionals on the special gluten-free dietary needs of those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Presentation Date: Sunday May 23rd, 2010,10:00-11:30 a.m.
Educational Session Overview:
In 2008, the gluten-free market expanded 28%. Although outgrowing other areas of the food industry it is still not keeping up with demand. Partly, this is due to a perception that gluten-free is a trend and that this trend is difficult to implement.
The ‘Gluten-Free: Easy As ABCDE” panel will dispel these myths by presenting a successful system utilized by thriving operations, and explain how to implement a proven 4-part process to confidently provide your guests with safe and tasty gluten-free options.
•Nancy Baker, Director of Education, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
•Anne Roland Lee MS, RD, Director of Food and Nutritional Services, Schar USA
•Kay Conley, Executive Chef and Owner, Savory Moment
•Chef Jim McCurley, P.F Chang’s China Bistro
•Doug Radi: Vice-President of Marketing, Rudi’s Gluten-free Bakery.
•Richard J. Coppedge, Jr., CMB, professor, Culinary Institute of America
•Tom Herndon, Owner and Chef, Hipp Kitchen and Full Fridge
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2010 NRA Show Gluten-Free Pavilion Participants