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The 2011 Gluten and Allergen Free Expo

Where will you be the weekend of April 29 – May 1st, 2011?  I’m heading to Chicago for the 2011 Gluten and Allergen Free Expo and hope to see you there!

In case you aren’t familiar with the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo, it was founded in 2008 by Jen Cafferty of Gluten Free Life with Jen, who wanted to introduce Chicago area attendees to some of the leading culinary and health experts in the gluten-free arena.  In just three years, the Expo has grown to reach over 700 attendees throughout the United States and Canada and the title sponsor is now Living Without Magazine.

Jen Cafferty has put together an amazing team of notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists to present cooking demonstrations and educational sessions (for the list of presenters, click here).  In addition, the two day event will also include a Vendor Fair with over 70 gluten-free (and many allergen free) companies from across the country.

Have kiddos?  No worries, on Saturday and Sunday, there will be activities for kids, including an area for arts and crafts and hourly presentations.

In addition to the cooking classes, vendor fair and kids activities, there will be loads of gluten-free and allergy-free bloggers hanging around.  My very good friend Shirley from Gluten-Free Easily wrote a fantastic post sharing some of those details and you check it out here.

For more information on the 2011 Chicago Gluten and Allergen Free Expo, and to purchase tickets for the cooking classes, click here.

To purchase tickets for the vendor fair (only $15 and children under 12 are FREE!), click here.

Are you going to the Chicago GFAF Expo?  If so, please leave a comment letting me know, I would love the chance to meet you in person! 😀


  1. I'm going, I'm going 🙂 Bringing my whole fam-damily! See you next Friday Heidi. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!

  2. I'll be there! Look forward to meeting you and a host of new blogging friends! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the sweet link love, darling! Can't wait to see you again and meet these other favorite girls and many more! 🙂



  4. I am interested. I plan on going. I am excited to meet everyone. I am very new to this way of cooking.

  5. We will be there to see all the businesses. Our company is new and always looking for new products and ideas to share. We look forward to seeing you there

  6. I was so hoping I could make part of this fun event, but can't (mommy duties call!). Can't wait to hear back from you and all those lucky enough to attend!

  7. Should be a fun time! Can't wait to meet you and the other g-free bloggers and presenters!

  8. Hi Heidi, it truly was an amazing show and I couldn't believe the overwhelming response

    we had at Bella Gluten Free, as well as the many choices of other good GF food.

    Your blog is so much fun to read, I had to subscribe to it. Hopefully, we'll meet again soon.

    We'll be sending you a sample pack, we know you'll love our product…

    Tracey Blitz with Bella Gluten Free


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