NFCA Representing Gluten-Free at Premiere National Culinary Industry Event

February 4, 2009

NFCA Representing Gluten-Free at Premiere National Culinary Industry Event

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will make its case for increasing the availability and accessibility of gluten -free foods at the 2009 Research Chefs Association (RCA) Culinology® Expo, to be held in Dallas, Texas. The foundation aims to make a huge impact on over 200 culinary industry organizations represented at the Expo as they present, ‘Rolling out a Gluten-Free Menu or Product’ on Saturday, March 7th at 3PM.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)will make its case for increasing the availability and accessibility of gluten-free foods at the 2009 Research Chefs Association (RCA) Culinology® Expo, to be held in Dallas, Texas. The foundation aims to make a huge impact on over 200 culinary industry organizations represented at the Expo as they present, ‘Rolling out a Gluten-Free Menu or Product’ on Saturday, March 7th at 3PM.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) will make its case for increasing the availability and accessibility of gluten-free foods at the 2009 Research Chefs Association (RCA) Culinology® Expo, to be held in Dallas, Texas. The foundation aims to make a huge impact on over 200 culinary industry organizations represented at the Expo as they present, ‘Rolling out a Gluten-Free Menu or Product’ on Saturday, March 7th at 3PM.

Through their presence at the 2009 Culinology® Expo; NFCA representatives and allies hope to not only increase awareness and educate conference attendees on the special dietary requirements of those celiac disease and gluten intolerances, but generate interest and participation in NFCA’s Gluten-Free Resource Education Awareness Training (GREAT) Program as well.
“Rolling out a Gluten-free Menu or Product” is one of 20 presentations scheduled for the three day expo. The 2008 Culinology® expo drew a record attendance of over 1600 attendees, attracting the top research and development professionals in the industry. The annual Expo has become the premiere venue to launch new and innovative products, gain insight on growing industry trends, and establish networking opportunities.
NFCA has partnered with Across the Board Resource Inc., a multi-unit restaurant chain account resource, for its Culinology® Expo presentation. The presentation panel includes: NFCA director of Education and Gluten Free Education Awareness Training (GREAT) founder Nancy Baker, Across the Board Resource Inc. president Sharon Fratilla, corporate executive chef of Biaggis Ristorante Italiano Peter Schonman, Tricia Hamilton of Godfather’s Pizza, and senior culinary director of Maggianos Little Italy Keith Burnell.
Founded in 1996, the RCA has rapidly grown to over 2,200 members, including chefs, food scientists, technologists, writers, nutritionists, academicians, researchers, consultants, sales and marketing professionals, suppliers, co-packers, distributors, and students. RCA is the premier source of culinary and technical information for the food industry and is committed to the advancement of Culinology®. The Culiology® Expo has become the premiere venue to launch new and innovative products, gain insight on growing industry trends, and establish networking opportunities. RCA’s event is the only annual food expo to focus on Culinology®, the blending of culinary arts, food science, and technology. To learn more about the RCA and 2009 Culinology® Expo, visit www.culinology.org

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