Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

Living Without, the nation’s leading magazine for people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity and food allergies, has become the title sponsor of the 4th annual Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, to be held April 29 – May 1 in Chicago.  Living Without has teamed up with Jen Cafferty, nationally recognized expert on cooking and living gluten-free, on this Expo, the country’s premier gluten and allergen-free event.

Living Without’s editors and writers will be on-site at the vendor fair leading gluten-free/allergen-free cooking demonstrations, meeting guests, answering questions and distributing free copies of their popular magazine.

“We’re thrilled to be uniting with Jen Cafferty to help thousands of people learn more about adapting to an allergen-free way of life, while still enjoying tasty, healthy foods,” said Alicia Woodward, Editor of Living Without.  “This Expo features a variety of experts, valuable information about great tasting specialty products, cooking and baking tips, recipes, and much more.”

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is home to the Midwest’s largest gluten-free vendor fair featuring the tastiest gluten-free cuisines and allergy-free foods in the marketplace. More than 70 vendors will be showcasing and sampling their products.  The vendor fair also features a designated nut-free area, kids’ activities and performers.

This year’s Expo will feature a variety of cooking and baking classes taught by well-respected chefs, nutritionists and cookbook authors, who will offer tips for preparing gluten-free/allergen-free meals and snacks.  There’s also a special cooking class for children, free of the top eight allergens.  Participants will enjoy lively presentations, taste the recipes and have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the experts.

“Partnering with Living Without on the upcoming Expo is just a perfect fit.  Their experts will bring a depth and breadth of experience to the event, and attendees are sure to benefit from their vast knowledge,” said Jen Cafferty, event organizer.

The Expo’s presenters will discuss the use of replacement foods, discuss the newest allergen-friendly products available and provide tips on having a balanced diet.  The event is open to the public, though pre-registration is required for the specialty cooking classes.  The Gluten & Allergy-Free Expo is expanding to other markets, as well, including Dallas in fall 2011.

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

About The GFAF EXPO:

The Gluten & Allergen Free expo is the nation’s premier event and lifestyle show for people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity and food allergies. The Expo features gluten-free/allergen-free cooking classes, led by top chefs and personalities.  The Expo also features a large vendor fair for consumers to sample and purchase products.  For more information, visit Also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Living Without:

Living Without is the nation’s leading magazine and resource for people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity and food allergies. The publication features gluten-free/allergen-free recipes, created by expert chefs and nutritionists. Ingredient substitutions are provided for common food allergens such as dairy, egg, peanut, soy and tree nuts. Living Without also features tips and advice for living a healthy, active life, free of food allergens.  For more information, visit Also find us on Facebook.


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4 thoughts on “Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

  1. Wow this sounds so amazing. We definitely need more huge events like this! I live in Miami and would be thrilled if such an Expo were to come here. Chicago is such a big city too that I’m sure many people will learn about the gluten free diet and be positively impacted by this event!

  2. Oh this looks like a great event. I wish I could attend! Airplane tickets are so expensive these days! From what I understand though your transportation to gluten free expos is tax deductible. I haven’t deducted these costs myself but I’ve heard that you can do this so I recommend checking with your CPA if you decide to travel to Chicago for this.

  3. This sounds awesome. I wonder how many of these are there in a year? The children’s cooking class (and even the adults’ cooking class) seem totally awesome. I have often considered starting a gluten free cooking class for kids. In general I don’t think there are enough cooking activities for children even when they’re not gluten free!

  4. I love Living Without so much. They are my favorite magazine now and I’m so happy whenever I get the latest issue. I love going online, reading blogs, getting recipes from websites, but it’s always nice to get something three dimensional like a magazine, cookbook, or resource guide:)

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