Secaucus, NJ – Oct 3-4, 2015
When & Where
October 3 & 4, 2015
Free Parking! Â Click HEREÂ for a map and directions.
Concessions will be open for beverage purchases only.
Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Amy Fothergill was trained at Cornell Universityâ€™s School of Hotel Administration. She never thought her culinary skills would be necessary to manage her familyâ€™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.
After 15 years of eating and cooking gluten free, Carol Kicinski founded Simply Gluten Free in 2007 as a gluten-free recipe and lifestyle blog and website â€“ her thousands of fans have made it a #1 Google site.Â Its purpose is to educate, assist and inspire those with celiac disease or intolerance to gluten, dairy, peanut, grain or other allergenic elements, and also those with vegan preferences.
To date, she has motivated millions to live HAPPY allergen-free lives!Â Carolâ€™s core philosophy is â€śLook at the world of food in terms of what I CAN eat â€“ not what I canâ€™t!â€ťÂ Her recipe motto is â€śGluten-free recipes that are not just “good for gluten-free” but just plain GOOD, period!!â€ť
In 2010 Carol started the highly successful Gluten-free Global Community â€“ putting hundreds of gluten-free bloggers World Wide in communication with each other. She also pioneered â€śgluten-freeâ€ť in China in 2009.
Carol is Americaâ€™s first gluten-free (only) TV Chef with a monthly segment on the NBC Tampa based nationally syndicated show Daytime where she has appeared since July 2009. Â (Daytime is nationally syndicated to 1.1 million households.) She was the featured cookbook author on QVCâ€™s Gluten Free Special in April 2011.Â Speaker at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free EXPO (Chicago, April 2011)
Her cookbook, Simplyâ€¦Gluten Free Desserts, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011) is rich with 150 delectable recipes for cupcakes, cookies, pies, sweet breads, puddings, cakes and ice creams â€“ all gluten free and many dairy-free as well. Carol is currently releasing her second cookbook, Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012) Â Â She recently completed contributing recipe development for Cooking Light – The Gluten-Free Cookbook (Cooking Light, 2011). She is a monthly contributor to Martha Stewartâ€™s Whole Living.Â Carol also developed her own high quality pastry gluten-free flour blend that TASTES and BAKES like regular flour.
In a professional career prior to her recipe development, Carol was ahead of the sustainable energy curve as she was the Financial Controller for a $32M Solar Corporation. As a humanitarian and adventurer, Carol has assisted the National Red Cross around the world and was one of the first responders at Katrinaâ€™s Central Command assisting the troops. Sheâ€™s lived to tell about being charged by elephants and rhinos (literally) and has dived with Great White sharks in Africa.
Fun, interesting and adventurous, Carolâ€™s simplest passion is making â€śthat great recipeâ€ť and having someone else make it, and love it!
Founder and CEO, The Gluten & Allergen-Free Expos
President, Gluten Free Classes, LLC
Corporate and Restaurant Consultant
Host, Living Free TV
As Founder and CEO of the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo (www.gfafexpo.com) and Host of Living Free (www.livingfreetv.com), Jen Cafferty is a nationally recognized expert on cooking and living gluten & allergen free. She considers it her personal mission to help others who follow a restricted diet learn delicious, nutritious and convenient ways to live a happy and healthy life. Cafferty, her husband and two children follow a restricted diet due to a variety of health concerns. Cafferty is a Certified Health Coach and Chef.
Cafferty founded the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo in 2008 to introduce attendees to some of the leading culinary and health experts in the field. The Expo has grown to reach over 20,000 attendees per year throughout the United States and Canada. Cafferty and her team of notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists present cooking demonstrations and educational sessions. In addition, the event includes a Vendor Fair featuring over 200 companies sampling and selling their products.
Through her award-winning website (www.gfreelife.com) and culinary classes, Cafferty teaches others how to prepare healthy and delicious GF meals at home and educates them about the wide variety of ingredients that are readily available today in grocery and natural food stores. Cafferty is a knowledgeable resource on both shopping for GF foods and dining out with dietary restrictions. Through the consulting division of her company, Cafferty consults with numerous food retailers and restaurants to ensure that they are offering the most delicious and safe products as well as that they are following proper allergen procedures for their customers.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jen Cafferty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-217-1317.
Silvana Nardone is the editor-in-chief of Easy Eats magazine, a lifestyle magazine that looks at life through a positive lens, proving that itâ€™s good to be gluten free. She is also the author of Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals and publisher of Silvanaâ€™s Kitchen, a gluten-free blog that takes the guesswork out of how to feed a family with food allergies. At age 10, her son Isaiah was diagnosed with gluten and dairy intolerance. Ever since, sheâ€™s been reinventing the way her familyâ€”and Americaâ€”eats.
Previously, she was the founding editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray. A writer, editor, cooking instructor and food consultant, she coauthored Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian. She was an editor at Food & Wine magazine before opening her successful Italian bakery, Fanciulla. She has appeared on ABCâ€™s â€śGood Morning America,â€ť NBCâ€™s â€śWeekend Todayâ€ť and the Food Networkâ€™s â€śRoker on the Road,â€ť among many other TV appearances and has been featured in numerous articles, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Saveur.
Stephen Wangen, N.D.
Dr. Stephen Wangen is one of the worldâ€™s leading experts on IBS, food allergies and intolerances, and the ecosystem of the digestive tract. Dr. Wangen is the co-founder and Medical Director of the IBS Treatment Center, and the author of two popular books, â€śThe Irritable Bowel Syndrome Solutionâ€ť and the award winning â€śHealthier Without Wheat: A New Understanding of Wheat Allergies, Celiac Disease, and Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance.â€ť
Dr. Wangen understands what many of his patients are experiencing and truly practices what he preaches. He not only cured his IBS, but is also gluten intolerant and has a dairy allergy. He has not eaten gluten since 1995, nor dairy since 2000.
Dr. Stephen Wangen is a licensed and board certified physician with a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from the internationally renownedÂ Bastyr UniversityÂ in Seattle, WA, where he also is a faculty member.