National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to host Washington, D.C Gluten-Free Cooking Spree
Washington, D.C. (April 21st, 2009) – Prominent Washington, D.C. area chefs, media and medical
The 2009 Washington, D.C Gluten-Free Cooking Spree event is hosted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda from 6:30pm to 9:00pm .
The event is open to the general public and tickets can be purchased online through the NFCA website,
The Gluten-Free Cooking Spree is an event that joins together the medical and lifestyle aspects of celiac disease to raise awareness and education about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Top chefs, doctors and reporters are assembled into teams of three and compete to create the best gluten-free dish. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel featuring Tracey Seaman, co- author of Real Food for Healthy Kids and test kitchen director for Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine, as well as Dr. Vicki Peterson, author of The Gluten-Effect, and clinic director of the HealthNow Medical Center in Sunnyvale, California.
Attendees can sample food prepared by participating chefs and enjoy a large assortment of other gluten-free food options. All attendees will take home a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats from a variety of gluten- free vendors.
Throughout the evening, there will also be prominent speakers presenting the latest developments in the field of celiac disease including presentations from Dr. Vicki Peterson, event honoree Dr. Bob Anderson, internationally recognized leader in celiac disease research, and Dr. Linda Arterburn of Alba Therapeutics Corporation. NFCA staff will be on hand to provide materials and resources on celiac disease and the gluten- free diet.
For more event information or to purchase tickets, visit NFCA’s website, www.beyondceliac.org, or call (215) 325-1306.
Media interested in attending or participating in the event should contact Whitney Ehret by email
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with
NFCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for celiac disease that will advance research, education and screening amongst medical professionals, children and adults. Visit www.beyondceliac.org or call 215-325-1306 for further information.