San Francisco, CA – Jan 25-26, 2014

When & Where


January 25-26, 2014
9am to 3pm

Parking is $10 a day.  Please park in the East Parking Lot and enter through Gate 7.

Due to cross-contamination issues, the concession stand will only be selling beverages and not complete meals.


Eventbrite - Gluten & Allergen Free Expo 1/25 & 1/26, 2014


San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 574-3247








You may purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid the lines. 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 Name


Presenter(s): Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Class:The Latest on Gluten, Celiac and IBS: Separating Fact From Fiction


Presenter(s): Carol Fenster

Class:French Bread in 30 Minutes


Class:Guts, Brain and Skin Connection

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Presenter(s): Cain Credicott

Class:The Paleo Lifestyle: It's About More Than The Food


Presenter(s): Amy Fothergill

Class:Tips for Successful GF Baking & Cooking


Class:Power Me Up NOW! Take this lifestyle analyzer survey to see how "Powered Up" you are and Deepa's team will call you after Jan 27th to discuss the results.


Amy Burkhart-2
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Dr. Burkhart is a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician and a Registered Dietitian. She is also trained in integrative medicine. She now has an integrative medicine practice and specializes in treating celiac disease, gluten intolerance and digestive ailments.

She received her MD degree at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. She completed an Emergency medicine Residency at the Highland Hospital/UCSF program. After her residency, Dr. Burkhart completed a two year fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona. Prior to her medical training she completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition and clinical dietetics at University of California, Berkeley and earned her certification as a registered dietitian.

Dr. Burkhart believes strongly in using her knowledge and training in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her training in integrative medicine and nutrition to optimize her patients’ health from this unique perspective.

*Her integrative medicine background gives her the capacity to use traditional and complementary approaches to treat other symptoms/diseases that may accompany celiac disease, gluten intolerance or other digestive ailments.

*Her nutrition/dietetics training allows her to analyze a person’s diet and make recommendations on how to improve a persons’ health through dietary changes for conditions such as, but not limited to, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome etc.  She is able to guide patients through the initiation of a variety of specific “diets” to aid their path toward wellness.

*Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and is also the mother of a child with celiac disease.  She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.













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Amy Fothergill

Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her family’s special diet but has found her cooking knowledge has come in handy. Currently she is a cooking instructor, consultant, blogger, and author of a gluten-free cookbook, The WarmKitchen. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband and two children.

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Cain Credicott
Cain Credicott

Diagnosed in 2008 with Celiac disease, Cain Credicott immediately took on a strict gluten-free diet, with the goal of healing his damaged gut.  After months of frustration at not feeling better, he tried everything, including a gluten-free vegan diet. This resulted in more gut issues, a “soft” physique (bye-bye muscle mass, hello body fat) and feelings of lethargy more often than not.

Fast forward a couple of years post-diagnosis, and Cain stumbled upon some information online explaining this thing called “the Paleo diet.”  It didn’t take long for him to try it, and immediately start feeling better, gain muscle mass and almost eliminate his gut issues. Cain was so happy about his return to health that he was inspired to create Paleo Magazine, with the goal of helping spread the word about the paleo lifestyle to as many people as possible.

Now, just a couple years after its flagship issue, you can find Paleo Magazine in more than 6,500 retail locations such as Barnes & Noble and Whole Foods stores across the US, and digitally in more than 35 countries around the world!


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Carol Fenster
Carol Fenster

Carol Fenster is the author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks and a weekly menu planning service at She develops gluten-free products for industry leader Bob’s Red Mill and appears on PBS as well as radio, newspaper, and web sites. She is a guest speaker at the American Dietetic Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Whole Grains Council, Disney, National Product Expo, FoodEX in Tokyo, the Institute for Biophysics & Genetics in Italy, and the famed Rancho La Puerta Spa & Resort in Mexico. She is a board member of the invitation-only Les Dames d’Escoffier and the former associate food editor at Living Without magazine. Her articles, recipes, quotes, and reviews of her books appear in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, Vegetarian Times, Delicious Living, Today’s Dietitian,  Living Without, Gluten-Free Living, Energy Times, Better Nutrition, Taste for Life, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, and Edible Front Range.


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Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, CEN

Nadine Grzeskowiak, CEO and Founder of RN on Call, Inc., Gluten Free RN, and Celiac Nurse Consulting has more than 17 years of experience working in emergency departments and trauma centers. In 2006 her career focus shifted dramatically with her diagnosis of celiac disease.  As a result Nadine is now a national expert and speaker on the recognition and treatment for gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

Nadine is a patient advocate and an educator focusing on gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Her mission is to educate people globally about gluten intolerance and celiac disease; empowering them to improve their health and quality of life with food. She is available for private consultations, professional speaking engagements, and seminars for healthcare professionals.

Nadine is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Emergency Nurse. She is an active member of the National Speakers Association, National Nurses Business Association and is a member of the Corvallis Independent Business Alliance and a Co Chairperson of the Mid Valley Health Care Advocates.

In her free time Nadine enjoys running, knitting, reading, and taking her gluten free dogs for walks on the beach.






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Crown Plaza Foster City-San Mateo
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City CA 94404

The discounted rate is already loaded in. Enter the date under “Search for Hotel Rooms” on the left hand side to get the discounted rate. If you prefer to call please call 1-888-233-9527 and make sure to mention the group name “Gluten Allergen Free Expo” in order to get the discounted rate.

Free parking, free internet and free shuttle to and from SFO International Airport

Here are the shuttle times from hotel to the convention center.

Friday, 1/24:  

Hotel to Expo Center:   3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm

Expo Center back to Hotel:    7:15pm, 7:45pm

Saturday, 1/25:

Hotel to Expo Center:   6:45am, 7:15am, 7:45am

Expo Center back to Hotel:   3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm

Sunday, 1/26:

Hotel to Expo Center:   7:15am, 7:45am, 8:15am, 8:45am

Expo Center back to Hotel:   3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm


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