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Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

Date:Sep. 8 - 09, 2012
Location: The Westin Park Central
12720 Merit Drive
Dallas TX 75251
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The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo  is bringing the nation’s leading chefs, best-selling cookbook authors, and highly regarded nutrition and health experts to the Dallas area to help people learn how to prepare healthy, tasty meals and baked goods without gluten and some of the most common allergens.  Plus, there are over 100 vendors so attendees can sample products before buying them at the store.
“Living on a restricted diet doesn't have to mean living without the joy of cooking, baking and eating foods that look and taste great,” said Jen Cafferty, mother of two and founder of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo. “There is nothing like this in the area – a place where individuals, parents, and others can spend from a few hours to a full day sampling hundreds of products, and discovering that special dietary needs and cookies that taste like cardboard are not synonymous."
Open to the general public, the event features themed cooking sessions that will enlighten both beginners and more experienced amateur chefs, as well as a vendor fair, where attendees will meet and sample among more than 100 gluten-free companies, under one roof.  A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas (  All of the vendors are 100 percent gluten free and many also will showcase products free of the top eight allergens: milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.   The Expo will include a dedicated area up front featuring nut-free products.

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Vendor Fair will have a special early-admission hour for families with children from 9am – 10am.  General admission will be open from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, at The Westin Park Central located at 12720 Merit Drive/Dallas, TX 75251.  The cost to attend the Vendor Fair is $20 for adults and children 3-12 are $5.  Tickets will be available at the door or online at  The ticket price also includes an arts and crafts area for kids, as well as staged presentations related to gluten-free living and cooking.  Seating is limited for the presentations.  Visit the website for additional information and to view the complete list of vendors and presenters.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, including presenters’ bios and the full schedule of classes and stage presentations for each day and track, visit


About the Expo:

The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo was founded in 2007 by Jen Cafferty, a nationally recognized gluten-free expert, author of the award-winning, and mom on a mission to help others following a gluten-free (GF) diet learn delicious, nutritious and convenient ways to live a happy and healthy GF life.

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