AllergyEats, the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, has secured new sponsors and continuing education credit from the American Culinary Foundation for the AllergyEats 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue.
"We are thrilled to announce several new developments around our upcoming Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs. First, we've secured additional event sponsors, including the National Restaurant Association and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, who join Mylan Specialty, MenuTrinfo, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America," says Paul Antico, founder and CEO of AllergyEats. "Additionally, this one-of-a-kind conference has been approved for 4.5 continuing education hours by the American Culinary Federation, so attendees can get course credit for attending this important educational event."
The AllergyEats 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs will feature best-in-class speakers, including award-winning chefs, restaurateurs who excel at accommodating food allergies, food allergy trainers, physicians, and notable food allergy advocates. Prestigious speakers from the National Restaurant Association, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Blue Ginger, Burton's Grill, MenuTrinfo, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation and AllergyEats - as well as prominent allergists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital - will provide valuable information about accommodating food-allergic guests, reducing the fear around food allergies, building customer loyalty and profits, and other food allergy issues.
These experts will provide valuable information and actionable ideas for restaurateurs looking to make their restaurants more ‘food allergy friendly'. Additionally, as a financial expert, Antico will clearly demonstrate how restaurants can significantly increase their profits, customers, and loyalty by becoming more allergy-friendly.
The conference is a must-attend event for restaurant chefs, owners, and managers, as well as food service operators that strive to become more knowledgeable and accommodating about food allergies - and reduce any fear about serving food-allergic guests.
"Millions of people in the U.S. have food allergies, and millions more have food intolerances and sensitivities. The AllergyEats Conference will provide advice, tips and best practices to help restaurants improve their food allergy awareness, training and protocols to better serve guests with special dietary requirements. The National Restaurant Association is excited to be sponsoring this important, unique event," says William L. Weichelt, director, ServSafe for the National Restaurant Association.
This event will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston.
Speakers will include:
- Ming Tsai, James Beard Award-Winning chef, wwner of Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, Television Host, Cookbook Author, Food Allergy Advocate
- Mike Moomjian, director, Quality Assurance & Food Safety at P.F. Chang's China Bistro
- Kevin Harron, founder, President and CEO, Burtons Grill
- William L. Weichelt, director, ServSafe for the National Restaurant Association
- Paul Antico, founder/CEO of AllergyEats, food allergy advocate, father of three food-allergic children
- Betsy Craig, founder/CEO, MenuTrinfo
- Lynda Mitchell, president, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
- Dr. Wayne Shreffler, head of the Food Allergy Center at Mass General Hospital
- Dr. Michael Pistiner, Pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Voluntary Instructor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital