Looks like a fun event, 9/30/09 in Philly. The below is from National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA):
Gluten-Free Cooking Spree Brings Top Chefs, Medical Professionals, and Media Into the Kitchen to Compete for the Best Gluten-Free Dish
WHAT: The Gluten-Free Cooking Spree brings together medical and lifestyle aspects of celiac disease to educate attendees about this autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 133 people. Watch as ten teams that consist of top chefs and doctors compete to create the best gluten-free dish.
In addition to tasting the latest gluten free foods, attendees will learn more about Celiac disease from prominent speakers including Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-winning host of the series Christina Cooks! and five-time cookbook author.
Other special guests include Chef Bill Orton of Disney and representatives from notable area restaurants Bindi, Distrito and Lolita. Also, Thai Kitchen, a leader in producing naturally gluten-free products, has partnered with the Gluten Free cooking spree to provide some delicious easy-to-follow recipes, so let me know if you’re interested in seeing those as well!
WHY: An estimated three million Americans have celiac disease, but only 1 in every 4700 with the disease receives an accurate diagnosis. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease and some cancers. This event helps educate and raise awareness for the screening amongst medical professionals, children and adults.
WHEN: September 30, 2009, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA.
HOW: To attend the Gluten-Free Cooking Spree, online RSVP is available at www.celiaccentral.org. Admission fees are $100, or $35 for students. The VIP reception is $250.
BACKGROUND: The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for celiac disease that will advance research, education and screening amongst medical professionals, children and adults. Visit www.celiaccentral.org for more information.