Expos & Events
Featured Speakers, Demos, and Kids Activities
Karen, founder of Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Karen is the mom of a 13-year-old son who was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 5. A former beauty marketing executive, Karen started Healthy Gluten-Free Family 3 years ago out of combined passion for great tasting, healthy food and her son’s need to eat 100% gluten-free. And it wasn’t just that he had to eat gluten-free; ever since her boy was a toddler, he was an adventurous eater, wanted to taste everything, and fully embraced the entire dining experience. Karen was determined not let celiac disease stand in his way. These days, Karen shares easy gluten-free recipes daily on social media and on her website, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at what her family is cooking and eating day-to-day. Her goal is to inspire those who need to eat gluten-free by showing them, their friends and family how to embrace a gluten-free life and still eat healthy, delicious food that is quick and easy to prepare. She also shares insights on raising a celiac child, traveling with celiac and not letting celiac stand in the way of her son living a full and healthy life. Visit healthyGFfamily.com or follow Karen on Instagram to learn more.
Kristin is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) practitioner and holistic health coach specializing in digestive health, autoimmunity, and hormone health, with additional training in Celiac disease, SIBO, thyroid conditions, detoxification, and stealth infectious disease. She’s lived through chronic illness and reversed her own ulcerative colitis, hormone imbalances, leaky gut, food sensitivities, adrenal fatigue, and a half dozen gut infections. Today, she helps clients determine what lab tests will best illuminate why they feel sick and what actions to take to feel better. She then guides them toward better health by eliminating the factors creating the loss of function, adding meaningful lifestyle interventions, homing in on the right diet, and working to unblock the physical and emotional factors that led to poor health. Visit thrivebyfood.com and follow Kristin on Instagram (@thrivebyfood) to learn more.
Robert is a 1991 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. He also completed a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor program at Central Connecticut State University. He currently serves as a Certified Culinary Arts Instructor and Culinary Operations Manager with the University of Connecticut. Rob is a member of The National Association of College and University Food Services, the American Culinary Federation, Slow Food International and the National Restaurant Association. He has entertained audiences all the country with his unique cooking style, personality, and down to earth, yet informative demonstrations.
*For the kids!
12:30pm-2:30pm on the patio
*For kids and caregivers!
Alexis Caldwell, Junior Celiac Chef
Talk & Food Demo
Alexis is an 11 year old Rhode Island resident who was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago. She loves baking, cooking, and helping other kids to laugh and enjoy eating, despite food allergies and/or sensitivities. She’ll talk about her diagnosis & her life as a celiac kid, answer questions, and do a food demo.
*For kids and caregivers!
Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C., Author
“Aidan The Wonderkid who Could Not be Stopped: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story”
11:00 am & 1:45pm
Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C. is a certified health coach and educator with a passion for helping kids and families thrive. She is the author of “Aidan the Wonder Kid Who Could Not be Stopped: A Food Allergy and Intolerance Story.” The book follows Aidan on his journey to recapture his “super powers” by eating just what his body needs. When not chasing her own wonder kids around, Colleen enjoys writing, speaking and school visits in her quest to educate others about the importance of understanding, accommodating, and appreciating food allergies and sensitivities.
*We’re adding logos weekly; check back often!
Thank you to our local and regional bloggers – follow them to win free tickets to the expo!
Low Key Gluten Free
Cooking With Ricci’s
Gluten Free Fit Foodie
Gluten Free With Kids
Amanda’s GF Appetite
Gluten Free Broad
Welcoming Gluten Free
¡No Me Gluten!
Cooking With Kristina
Interested in vending and/or sponsoring? Email Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 BOSTON EXPO!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm
Marriott Boston – Burlington, MA
70+ vendors, food trucks, demos, seminars, raffles and more!
Wanna sponsor and or vend? Email Abby at email@example.com for details!
Our April 2018 expo at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT
70 vendors, 4 food trucks, and 2,500 attendees!
Our holiday fest on 12/16/18 at the
Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI was a SMASH!
Collaborative Gluten-Free Farm Dinner with Max Chef to Farm and Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, August 2018