Announcing the Inaugural Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs


August 2012 – AllergyEats presents The Inaugural Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue, a must-attend event for restaurant chefs, owners and managers that strive to become more knowledgeable and accommodating about food allergies – and reduce their fear about serving food-allergic guests.

This timely, relevant event will feature notable industry speakers, including Peter Christie, President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Rich Vellante, Executive Chef of Legal’s Seafood, Betsy Craig, CEO/Founder of Kitchens with Confidence, Dr. Wayne Shreffler, head of the Food Allergy Center at Mass General Hospital and Paul Antico, CFO/Founder of AllergyEats, among others, who will provide valuable information about accommodating food-allergic guests, reducing the fear around food allergies, building customer loyalty, and other related food allergy issues.

Topics will include Food Allergy Basics, spotlighting fundamentals, statistics, and the realities of accommodating food-allergic and intolerant guests, Restaurants That Get it Right, which will showcase restaurants’ best practices, food allergy procedures and protocols, Basic Training,  where top restaurant trainers who specialize in food allergies and other special dietary requirements will speak about the process of becoming more allergy-friendly.  Additionally, a panel on The Financials Around Food Allergies will explore the economics of accommodating food-allergic diners, demonstrating how restaurants can make significantly more money by becoming allergy-friendly.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm at Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA.  Advanced registration is required.  For more information and to register,

To note, though this event is geared toward restaurateurs, others who are interested in food allergies within the restaurant industry are welcome.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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