The Celiac Epicurean
Lisa Mazotta-Ivaldi has had many different careers, but cooking and baking always held a special place in her heart. After she was diagnosed with celiac disease many years ago, she became frustrated with the lack of available options for interesting and thoughtfully prepared gluten-free foods. She ultimately decided to just start making it herself. She commissioned a local company to build and customize her trailer, including a full commercial kitchen, which is 100% dedicated gluten free. She then created recipes and menus for young and old alike, and the Celiac Epicurean Food Truck was born. From spring through fall, Lisa brings her trailer to farmers markets, festivals, weddings, parties, and more. During the winter, she provides catering, from corporate events to bar mitzvahs, from dessert trays to full sit-down meals. You can also contact her for custom cakes and dessert orders.
Lisa and The Celiac Epicurean have developed quite a loyal following, as celiac and gluten-free folks from across New England regularly track her down for everything from chicken nuggets to white truffle fries. Our personal favorite is her sweet potato fries tossed in a cinnamon sugar blend, with a maple mustard dip. Oh my.
Lisa always offers a varied menu, sourcing locally as much as possible. All of her produce comes from Glastonbury, she uses dedicated gluten-free Pure Love granola, and her bread comes from Gluten-Free Oasis in Danbury. Her goal is to help those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to enjoy safe, delicious food with “vibrant, bold taste.” “People can come here to just eat normally, without worrying about ingredients or getting sick.” Seriously, does it get any better?