Secaucus, NJ – Oct 3-4, 2015

When & Where

Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

October 3 & 4, 2015

10:00-4:00 pm

Free Parking!  Click HERE for a map and directions.

Concessions will be open for beverage purchases only.


Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094


Tickets are non-refundable. E-Tickets are Sponsored by Cheerios®


Eventbrite - The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Saturday October 3, 2015
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Presenter(s): Jenna Drew

Class: "Essential Oils for Digestive Wellness" Join a fellow Celiac to discover the six most effective essential oils to support digestive wellness and boost immunity - and how to use them!


Presenter(s): Silvana Nardone

Class:"I'm Gluten-Free, But I Still Don't Feel Great. Now, What?!" After cooking—and baking—gluten-free for her son, Isaiah, since his diagnosis eight years ago and writing her best-selling cookbooks, Cooking for Isaiah and Silvana's Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen, Silvana received email after email from readers who even after going gluten-free were still tired and bloated. Other readers couldn't eat rice or potato. She decided it was time to get back in the kitchen and experiment. Her new mission? To develop a grain-free flour blend and mixes that could deliver great texture and flavor—just like her wildly popular gluten-free flour blend. Silvana will share her insanely addictive grain-free, refined sugar-free chocolate chip cookies along with revealing the powerful health benefits of eating both gluten-free and grain-free.


Presenter(s): Jen Cafferty

Class:"Gluten Free 101: Get All Your Questions Answered" If you have been gluten free for less than a year, this is the class for you! You will learn all the tips and tricks to having a successful gluten free and allergen friendly life.

Sunday October 4, 2015
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Presenter(s): Peter Green, MD

Class:"Gluten Related Disorders" Discussion of celiac disease as well as the newly emerging entity of non-celiac gluten sensitivity. What causes these conditions and management issues.


Presenter(s): Amy Fothergill

Class:"Gluten-Free Pastas and Sauces" If you think making fresh gluten-free pasta or creamy dairy-free sauces is impossible, think again. Amy Fothergill, author of The Warm Kitchen gluten-free cookbook, will share her best tips and tricks for cooking perfect gluten-free pasta. She will provide recipes to teach you how to make gluten-free pasta and gnocchi. She will also discuss how to make super simple and delicious sauces. It will all be "molto bene" (very good)!


Presenter(s): Carol Kicinski

Class: "Learn how to successfully live gluten free wherever you are!" Carol Kicinski, founder of Simply Gluten Free, will share her tips and tricks to living gluten free at home, on the road, out to dinner and at parties with friends.


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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Carol Kicinski

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 – her thousands of fans have made it a #1 Google site.  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!  Carol’s core philosophy is “Look at the world of food in terms of what I CAN eat – not what I can’t!”  Her recipe motto is “Gluten-free recipes that are not just “good for gluten-free” but just plain GOOD, period!!”

In 2010 Carol started the highly successful Gluten-free Global Community – putting hundreds of gluten-free bloggers World Wide in communication with each other. She also pioneered “gluten-free” in China in 2009.

Carol is America’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.  (Daytime is nationally syndicated to 1.1 million households.) She was the featured cookbook author on QVC’s Gluten Free Special in April 2011.  Speaker at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free EXPO (Chicago, April 2011)

Her cookbook, Simply…Gluten Free Desserts, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011) is rich with 150 delectable recipes for cupcakes, cookies, pies, sweet breads, puddings, cakes and ice creams – 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)   She recently completed contributing recipe development for Cooking Light – The Gluten-Free Cookbook (Cooking Light, 2011). She is a monthly contributor to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living.  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 Katrina’s Central Command assisting the troops. She’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, Carol’s simplest passion is making “that great recipe” and having someone else make it, and love it!





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Jen Cafferty

Jen Cafferty
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 or 847-217-1317.

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Jenna Drew
Jenna Drew

Jenna Drew is a passionate advocate for Celiac Disease, the gluten free lifestyle and real food transformations, and has traveled over 10,000 miles for Celiac Awareness.

The National Foundation of Celiac Awareness named her “Celiac Awareness All-Star” after hosting the first Celiac Awareness Day with the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. As the go-to person for Celiac and digestive issues, Jenna has been invited to speak all around the U.S. at events like the Expo East, Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly (GFAF) Wellness Events, Celebrate Celiac, Living Without’s Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest and the GFAF Expo.

Even after eating gluten free for years however, Jenna was still exhausted all the time and experienced bloating that never seemed to go away. On top of Celiac Disease, she also has asthma that stems from chronic inflammation. She was tired of relying on my inhaler and having low energy all the time – it was time to take control of my struggling health.

Through research she discovered the many ways the body works and how mindset plays a role in our health. As a Certified Mind Body Fitness Coach and Essential Oil Expert, she helps her clients “Get that Gluten Free Glow” and transform their lives through lifestyle coaching and natural solutions like essential oils and real foods.

She invites you to grab her brand new eBook Love Your Gut: 3 Essential Steps to a Healthier Gut (it’s free!) at that includes exclusive tips and recipes I only share with my gluten free community.


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Peter Green, MD
Peter Green, MD

Peter HR Green, MD is the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University and Director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.

Dr. Green received his medical degree from University of Sydney, Australia. After completing his Residency and GI fellowship in Sydney he became a Research fellow at Harvard Medical School and in the Gastroenterology Department at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology as well as a Member of the American Gastroenterologic Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In addition, he has lectured on celiac disease at many medical institutions throughout the United States as well as national and international meetings. Dr. Green has more than 200 research publications on celiac disease. Additional information is available at



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Silvana Nardone

Silvana Nardone is the author of Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen: Timeless Favorites Transformed and Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals. Recently, she successfully launched Cooking for Isaiah™ by Silvana Nardone, a gluten-free and grain-free flour blend company that gives people the freedom to cook and bake again. Silvana is also an online food columnist for Food & Wine and and currently stars as the gluten-free expert in Taste of Home magazine’s online cooking school series, “Everyday Gluten-Free.” Previously, Silvana was the founding editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and the owner of an Italian bakery, Fanciulla. She has been featured in Dr. Oz: The Good Life, The New York Times, New York, TimeOut New York and on thousands of websites and blogs, including Oprah, Redbook and Huffington Post.

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