Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gluten-free expo has a waiting list

I was looking forward to posting information on Charlotte's first gluten-free expo, planned for Aug. 7 at Johnson & Wales. But before I could even type the words, the free event filled up.

You can sign up to get on the waiting list, though, in case of cancellations. Besides vendors and restaurants with samples of gluten-free foods, JWU chef-instructor Peter Reinhart will teach a class on gluten-free cooking, and Dr. Ivor Hill of Wake Forest will hold a talk on the latest research.

It might also be useful to check the site for the food makers and restaurants who have signed up to offer free samples. Go to www.charlottegfexpo.blogspot.com to do that and get on the waiting list. And in the meantime, with that much demand, I'll bet Charlotte's second gluten-free expo won't be far behind.


Nikki Everett said...

When I started planning for a Charlotte Gluten Free Expo, I had no idea it would come together so quickly or be such a success. I started R.O.C.K.(Raising Our Celiac Kids) Charlotte support group because of my daughter's diagnosis in late 2008. And many other large cities had an expo of their own to educate and allow people to try gluten free products - But not Charlotte.
We are very glad we could bring this event to fruition and you can bet there are plans underway that we do this again next year.