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South Florida Gluten-Free Cooking Spree

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Friday, November 7, 2008 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Delray Beach, FL

South Florida Gluten-Free Cooking Spree

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Event Details

Watch top chefs and doctors compete to make the best gluten-free meals!!

  • South Florida's Top Chefs
  • Doctors from South Florida hospitals
  • Medical support staff (nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists & dietitians)

*VIP Tickets include VIP goodie bag, an autographed copy of Beyond Rice Cakes and a $50 tax deduction.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and CNN Newsroom Anchor Heidi Collins invite you to the South Florida Gluten-Free Cooking Spree. The Gluten-Free Cooking Spree is an event that joins together the medical and lifestyle aspects of celiac disease to educate both doctors and chefs about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

Here's how it works:

  • Top chefs and medical professionals will be put on to teams of three. Each team will have one chef, one doctor and one medical support professional. Together, the teams will work to create the best gluten-free meal.
  • Attendees will sample the food cooked by the chefs and enjoy a large assortment of other gluten-free food options. Come hungry! All attendees will take home a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats from a variety of gluten-free vendors.
  • A three-person panel will judge recipes: Sonja Lovett (Palm Beach Post), Sarah Jane Kenyon (LPGA Golfer and NFCA Spokeswoman) and Phyllis Kessler (President PBC Celiac Support Group).

Event Program

Welcome and History of Cooking Spree
Vanessa Maltin
Beyond Rice Cakes Author & NFCA Director of Programming & Communications

About the NFCA and the Future of Celiac Disease

Alice Bast, NFCA Executive Director

Key Note Address
CNN Newsroom Anchor Heidi Collins

Celiac Awareness on the Golf Course
LPGA Tour Player Sarah Jane Kenyon

Clinical Trials in Celiac Disease
Doug Jacobstein, Alba Therapeutics

Presentation of Teams and Gluten-Free Dishes

Vanessa Maltin

Presentation of Awards: Best Gluten-Free Dish & People's Choice Award
Sonja Lovett, Palm Beach Post

Enjoy gluten-free hor d'oeuvres, desserts, gluten-free Redbridge beer, and Magners Cider. Dress code: Business casual

For more information
Please contact Vanessa Maltin at vanessa@celiaccentral.org or 215-692-2639

Have questions about South Florida Gluten-Free Cooking Spree? Contact National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

When & Where


South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Friday, November 7, 2008 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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Organizer

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

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Through empowerment, education, advocacy and advancing research, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.

We believe in a patient-centered healthcare model that is grounded in science, promotes collaboration and supports a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Visit www.CeliacCentral.org for information.      


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Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, infertility, thyroid disease and some forms of cancer. An estimated 1% of the population has celiac disease, but 83% of those who have it are still undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

The only known treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.  

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