Phoenix, AZ – Feb 22-23, 2014
When & Where
February 22-23, 2014
PARKING – Free parking is available as long as you park and enter the gates open to the garage. Otherwise there is a self park garage ($4 for first hour, $1 each additional hour ($10 max including overnight) as well as valet ($8 day or $15 overnight).
Imagine going to a place where EVERYTHING is gluten-free, free samples are plentiful, you can attend classes on living gluten/allergen-free and be surrounded by our gluten-free community...there is a place like that on February 22nd & 23rd at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa!
You may purchase discounted tickets ahead of time by using the form below. Full-price tickets will be on sale at the event if we do not sell out in advance. Sell outs will be indicated on the website. We recommend buying your tickets ahead of time.
Class:Happily Living Gluten Free (This class is now being taught by Chris Serafini, DC)
Class:Tips for Successful GF Baking & Cooking
Class:First timer mistakes and how to avoid them
Class:Safely Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free
Class:5 Secrets to Managing Your Allergies & Migraines Holistically
Class:Easy Paleo Recipes: Cooking Grain and Sugar Free
Diana Benedek, PhD
Diana is the Founder of 2GOOD2B , a fully dedicated gluten, corn and soy-protein free Café and Bakery in Encinitas, which also delivers across the country. Diana has a Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology and went on applying this know-how to a Masters and PhD in Engineering. Although her career has been in water treatment, her passion is to help people realize that too many diseases can be caused by what they eat and providing them with access to healthy but delicious food. Her background in Immunology gives her the tools to understand how food allergens can cause inflammation which lead to diseases.
Edward A. Madrid, DC, CFMP, CGP
Dr. Madrid has been in clinical practice for 30 years as a chiropractor. Over the last 3-4 years, he has attained professional certifications in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, Functional Medicine and Celiac/Gluten Disorders. He is a listed healthcare provider on the Celiac Disease Foundation website.
As a practicing clinician, he continues to stay abreast on the latest scientific research as it pertains to these chronic conditions to better help his patients and the public. Being a gluten sensitive patient himself, he has been devoting much of his time and practice to educating the public about Gluten Related Disorders. He is a presenter to numerous celiac groups including GIG and other local and national organizations.
Dr. Madrid’s website is: www.functionalspecialist.com
Freddi Pakier, CHC, AADP
Certified Holistic Health Coach;with certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and American Association of Drugless Practitioners teach gluten free cooking classes in San Diego area, speaker, author of “52 Weeks of Food for the Soul”, guest chef at Rancho La Puerta Spa.
CEO, The Gluten Free Media Group
Jen Cafferty is “all things gluten free.” As founder and CEO of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free brands to consumers in ways that help everyone live a better lifestyle. Not only does Jen run the largest gluten-free media group in the US, she and her family follow restricted diets due to a variety health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the “seal of good housekeeping” for many brands, and she is considered to be one of the foremost experts in gluten-free living in North America.
As a Certified Health Coach and Chef, Jen frequently teaches lifestyle classes, writes articles and collaborates on gluten-free projects. Through the consulting division of her company, Jen collaborates with numerous CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer. Combining her personal and professional experience, Jen Cafferty truly has become a proponent for gluten-free and allergen-friendly living. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-217-1317.
Kait was diagnosed with celiac disease in August of 2012 and her life has drastically changed since then. Kait left her academic path to pursue a career in the gluten-free world and to advocate for better gluten-free options for the community. She started the popular How It Feels To Be Gluten Free tumblr and has since connected with gluten-free eaters all over the country to talk about her disdain for salad as a gluten-free option. She joined Udi’s in 2015 to help bring more gluten-free awareness to the food service sector before transitioning to the Gluten Free Outreach team. She lives in Denver, where she maintains a small urban farm with rescue chickens and a lot of spaghetti squash.
Mia Moran envisions a world where kids crave salads, moms feel healthy and energetic, and the whole family feels fabulous after every meal — and she hopes you will join her on the journey. Once 85 pounds overweight and exhausted with 3 small children, Mia turned to a gluten-free diet to lose the weight. She was surprised to find she also had boundless energy, and eliminated life-long allergies and ailments brought on by a gluten intolerance she had no idea she had. Soon afterward, she dedicated herself to helping her daughter feel better. Now she teaches simple solutions for moms to eat clean, gluten-free foods, and create a more peaceful family rhythm around meals. Mia is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger, and most importantly a wife and mom.
As an adult with health issues, Tiffany learned she was gluten and lactose
intolerant. This turned her life upside down. Not knowing where to start
she found pre-made gluten free items overpriced and she still wanted to
eat family favorites. Experimenting in the kitchen began with research and
practice. Tiffany can now turn any desirable recipe into gluten and dairy
free, without sacrificing the taste. Tiffany started blogging in June of
2010, while going through treatments for infertility. Like many others;
she struggled to talk about her experience, leading to an online journal
for sharing emotions and heart. Following the birth of her first child she
began to share gluten free substitutes for her favorite family recipes on
her blog GFmomcertified.com. After three children in just three years,
gluten free cooking has become a necessity. Discovering she was not alone
in the challenge to feed a gluten free family, opened the path to writing
Gluten Free Mom Certified. She creates and shares GF recipes each week on
her blog to help GF mothers meet the challenge of GF cooking. Tiffany’s
mission persists today to re-create the foods she grew up eating, into
gluten and dairy free.
Books and Publications:
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Winter Thyme 2012
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Spring Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Summer Thyme 2013
Bittersweet Walnut Grove: Fall Thyme 2013
Gluten Free Mom Certified 2013
Overcoming Mediocrity 2013
Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage 2014