Allergy Free Resources

The Art of Planning Allergen-Free Events by Stephanie Courtney

Are Your Events Safe for People with Food Allergies? Food allergies and intolerances are coming more into the public eye. Those who are at risk deserve to have a safe, enjoyable experience at social events. As an event planner, you can have the satisfaction of providing an allergen-safe event, and the knowledge that your expertise is increasingly valuable in a growing market.

This must-have book is designed to help you to: Identify and understand what food allergies and intolerances are; Identify potential risks and exposures by gathering information up front; Manage event risks through protocols with food service providers; Educate clients about how they can help you to keep them safe; Track and communicate necessary allergy information during an event; Learn how to modify goods and services to accommodate allergies.

Additional websites providing more information.

You can find in-depth information on celiac disease including symptoms, gluten free diet, gluten free products, and related celiac disease symptoms at these other websites. You can also find information about gluten free foods and products that are safe to eat, and foods and products to avoid that contain gluten.

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Celiac Sprue Association
Gluten Intolerance Group
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Bob and Ruth's Gluten Free Travel Guide
University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
Gluten Free Online

Allergen Free Events Caterer Qualification Checklist

When you plan a party or an event, naturally you want the event to turn out perfectly. A good pratice is to have a checklist to go over with the caterer. When the event has to be allergen free, additional care and considerations must be taken into account. Our Allergen Free Events Caterer Qualification Checklist has questions that will help determine a caterers level of experience with allergen free events.

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Allergen Free Recipes

Recipes that promote gluten free living.

Looking for gluten-free recipes? The links below have more than 850 trusted gluten-free recipes with reviews and cooking tips.

Living Without

The magazine for people with allergies and food sensitivities
Delight Gluten Free Magazine

A quarterly international food & lifestyle publication for people living with food allergies and sensitivities

A website that has gluten free recipes with ratings and reviews.

Allergen Free Events Book

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The Art of Planning Allergen-Free Events

Chef Card Creator

A "Chef Card" is a personalized card that describes in detail the foods you cannot eat. The card is presented to the chef or manager for review and serves as a reminder of the food allergy. Click here to create your own personalized card.

Gluten Free Alcohol

As you plan the bar for your holiday social events and weddings, be sure to accommodate your guests who need gluten free alternatives. Here is a great bar list compiled by Scott Adams on