Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Chicago- April29th- 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.

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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.

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6 thoughts on “Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Chicago- April29th- May 1st-2011

  1. Hope this expo is a great one this weekend. I heard there’s also a special event in Washington DC happening in May with the biggest gluten free cake ever made or something like that. I live in CA but I would fly to DC just for the cake LOL!

  2. What a great way to celebrate May Day! I really hope there will be more expos and events like this in other major cities around the country. Or who knows, maybe I’m out of the loop and this is already happening. I’ll start tuning in more to see if there are more events because as soon as there’s something fairly nearby I’d love to go and bring my friends and family, even non-celiac freinds. So much fun!

  3. The family and I just got back from Chicago a few hours ago after attending this Expo, and it was AWESOME! I hope they do one every year! The cooking class I took was so much fun, and the samples were great. The shopping was also good too, as there were lots of specials and coupons. All in all, I’m highly satisfied. Two thumbs up!

  4. My husband and I were lucky to attend this event on Sunday. It was I think the best expo I’ve been to! They have really been growing over the years as the words has spread. Living Without did a great job with this one and there were a TON of vendors that were there with samples, cooking presentations, and products for sale.

  5. I just love Living Without, I have to say. If you guys don’t have a subscription I highly recommend getting one. Just like they have some great info and some delicious recipes, including a recipe for gluten free crepes for breakfast this Mother’s Day which I absolutely can’t WAIT to make!

  6. Hi Tina I wish I had heard about this before, darn! I live about an hour from the city and it would’ve been so much fun. I will make sure to go on my favorite blogs more often to stay up to date on what’s going on. 🙁 I’m surprised some of my celiac daughter’s friends and their parents didn’t notify us either about it.

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