The Gluten Intolerance Group of Asheville is sponsoring an educational seminar, “Taking the Fear out of Gluten-Free Dining Services,” from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the University of North Carolina-Asheville's Sherrill Center. The seminar is aimed at training attendees how to prepare gluten-free meals with confidence. The cost to attend is $30 for the first attendee with a 15% discount when two or more attendees register together from the same facility.
The seminar is being taught by Cynthia Kupper, Executive Director for the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG), Laurie Steenwyk, clinical dietitian at Pardee Hospital specializing in treating patients with celiac disease, and Aaron Flores, Executive Chef with Embassy Suites specializing in planning and implementing large conference menus for those with multiple severe food allergies.
Topics to be covered include a review of the various types of gluten-related illnesses, how to identify gluten-containing ingredients, food labeling regulations, menu planning, purchasing, preparation techniques to avoid cross-contact with gluten, and staff training and education.
Anyone who attends the seminar receives free admission to the Asheville Gluten-Free Expo held the same day in the Kimmel Arena from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Asheville Gluten-Free Expo features tastings, samples, coupons, cooking demos, local restaurants, and bakeries. The event is in its sixth year and it is sponsored by Ingles Supermarkets, the Gluten Intolerance Group of Asheville and the Hendersonville Celiac Support Group.
The Sherrill Center on the UNC-A Campus is located at 227 Campus Drive, Asheville, NC. For more information contact Laurie Steenwyk: 828-696-1000 extension 3654 or email@example.com.