August 31, 2009

Gluten Free Chicago Events in September!

I can't believe it's September already! Where DID the summer go?! While I had a list of events to share, Jen Cafferty, Founder of The Gluten Free Cooking Expo was kind enough to allow me to repost the listing of events she compiled...which is the bulk of this list - thanks, Jen! Sharpen your #2's and start penciling in these dates!

Tuesday, September 1st
Registration opens for The University of Chicago's Annual Free Celiac Blood Screening
Pre-registration for the blood screening held October 10th is required, although there is no registration needed to attend the exhibitor fair or expert panel Q&A Session.
More details can be found by clicking here or calling 773-702-7593.
*I highly recommend this event. I attended last year for the first time (obviously sans blood test) and it was extremely informative and helpful even for a "seasoned" celiac.

Thursday, September 3rd
The Gluten Intolerance Group will meet at Rose's Wheat Free Bakery in Evanston, IL
Connie Freundt will discuss the GF Diet as a means to optimum health, not a dietary restriction
Dinner is available
6:30 pm
More info go to

Friday, September 4th
Gluten Free Grocery
$50 Friday
Shop at Gluten-Free Grocery anytime on Friday, Sep 4 and receive 10% off your entire purchase when you spend a minimum of $50.00. This is a great way to save some money when stocking up on your back-to-school items!

Tuesday, September 8th
Gluten Free Support Group with Sueson Vess
Whole Foods Market, Naperville, IL
7 pm
Back to School with bread making demo and more lunch ideas

Tuesday, September 8th
6:30 - 7:30 pm
The South Suburban CSA Group meets the second Tuesday of every month
Heritage Health Foods, 4111 W. 183rd Street, Country Club Hills

Wednesday, September 9th
Gluten Free Fried Chicken Night
1235 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Email or call 312-226-8227.

Wednesday, September 9th
The Gluten Intolerance Group
Whole Foods Market Deerfield, IL
Christiana Cagnoni of Matter of Flax will be discussing healthy living on a GF Diet
Gluten Free Samples will be served
7 pm
More info go to

Wednesday, September 9th
Whole Foods Market - South Loop (Canal Street)
Indian Cooking Class
6:30 pm
Join Chef Susan of Cardamom Kitchen LLC for a class on South Indian cuisine. She'll be featuring vegetable pilaf and her aunt's delicious coconut and chickpea curry! Great for anyone interested in dairy free and gluten free cooking. Class includes a recipe packet and meal.
Register here!

Thursday, September 10th
Lisa Williams - Lisa Cooks Allergen Free
Cooking Demo
WGN Midday News
Channel 9
11:30 am - 1 pm

Thursday, September 10th
Gluten Free Grocery
Mayfair Recreation Center
10835 Wakefield
Westchester, IL 60154
GF Kids Networking Event
$10.00 (will be donated to either Celiac or Autism Research - your choice)
Are you a parent of a gluten-free child? Does it sometimes feel like you are the only one in the world dealing with this aspect of your life? Join other parents for a night of idea sharing and networking. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please call 708-483-8785 to register

Saturday, September 12th
Safe and Sound Dinner at Da Luciano's
Lisa Cooks Allergen Free
1:30PM - 3:30PM
8343 West Grand Avenue
River Grove, IL
To register go to Lisa Cooks Allergen Free
*Pssst....this event falls on my birthday, come out and celebrate with me!

Monday, September 14th
Lil's Dietary Shop
Gluten Free Event featuring Pamela's Products
More info: TBA

Monday, September 14th
Northern Indiana Gluten Intolerance Group Meeting
St Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart IN 46342
7 - 9 pm
Contact Linda Nosich at

Tuesday, September 15th
Whole Foods Market, Willowbrook, IL
Quick and Easy GF Meals with Jen Cafferty

Registration Required

Wednesday, September 16th
Whole Foods Market, River Forest, IL

Quick and Easy GF Meals with Jen Cafferty
Advanced Registration Required

Thursday, September 17th
Whole Foods Market, Wheaton, IL
Gluten Free Support Group with Seuson Vess


Thursday, September 17th
Whole Foods Market Palatine

Gluten Free Gathering with Chef Sunshine Best

7 - 8:30pm
$5.00 per person

Kids of all ages can enjoy some easy ways to build better gluten free meals. Join Chef Sunshine Best as well be making back to school favorites including gluten French toast with a homemade very berry syrup, gourmet mac & cheese and vegan chocolate cupcakes Samples and recipe tips provided. Sign up today by calling customer service at (847)776-8080.

Saturday, September 19

Whole Foods Market - Chicago (N. Halsted Street)

Gluten Free Baking: Cookies!

1 pm


Join Chef Susan of Cardamom Kitchen for a demonstration of two classic cookies: chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Participants will learn how to bake these treats, and decorate their own sugar cookies! You'll love these gluten-free recipes! Kids welcome. This class is free, but please register in advance to reserve your space. You may register by signing up at the Customer Service desk, by calling 773.472.0400, or online.

Monday, September 21
Schnuck's Culinary Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Gluten Free Hands-On Cooking Class with Jen Cafferty

Advanced Registration Required. Space Limited to 24 people.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
3 Mile Walk for Food Allergies

Check-in begins at 9:00 A.M., Walk starts at 10:00 A.M.
Lincoln Park, 1700 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago

For more info visit the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Website

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Whole Foods Market - Hinsdale

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pancake Breakfast

9 - 11 am

$7 per adult, $5 for children (under 12 years old)

Join us for a delicious gluten and dairy-free pancake breakfast to benefit the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Seuson Vess, special diet expert, will prepare delicious pancakes and sausage. To reserve a spot, contact the Customer Service desk or email (or call 888-682-EATS (3287). The donation will be collected as you enter the breakfast. Don't wait to sign up as this breakfast will be sold out.

Saturday, September 26th
Robert Morris College Special Gluten Free Dining Event
Chicago Campus

401 S. State Street, Chicago, IL

Please contact Maria Garcia at 312 935-6918

Monday, September 28th
Meeting Canceled Due to Rosh Hashanah
Gluten Intolerance Group Meeting at Oak Park Public Library

Wednesday, September 30th
Gurnee Public Library
Introduction to Gluten Free Cooking
7:00 - 8:30 pm

No fee

1 comment:

~M said...

I live in Chicago...great post/roundup!