By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) through the NFCA Great Association and Great Food Service will produce the first-ever Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion at the National Restaurant Association's NRA Show 2010, held May 22-25 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
It's no surprise to us gluten-free/food-allergy conscious meals made the top 10 of the National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2010" survey of more than 1,800 American Culinary Federation chef members.
All things gluten-free (and we mean everything!), including products and activities, testing and menu investigation, flour options and final products, and distribution and packaging will be available to help restaurant industry professionals implement a proven 4-part process to serving guests gluten-free options.
NFCA's Showcase Pavilion at NRA Show 2010 is an industry first – taking gluten-free foods mainstream, and changing the way nearly 13 million Americans suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance manage their health through diet and nutrition.
Stay tuned to Floored! as we bring you more details on the 12 gluten-free participants in this new pavilion. We'll also bring you tips from NFCA's very own director of education Nancy Baker in the weeks and months ahead. Our interview with Baker (she knows it all!) will make going gluten-free as easy as ABC.
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