Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)’s Generation GF Teen Summit Offers an Immersive Two-day Gluten-free Chef Camp at The Culinary Institute of America 


AUBURN, Wash. (March 16, 2022)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), one of the largest nonprofit gluten-free advocacy organizations, announces the opening of registration for the 2022 Generation GF Teen Summit being held at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia in Napa, California, June 30-July 1, 2022.  CIA, founded in 1946, is known as the “think tank” of the culinary world and is one of the world’s premier culinary colleges. GIG’s Gluten-free Teen Chef Camp, for teens aged 13-18 living gluten-free, will be an immersive culinary adventure under the direction of CIA chefs, some of America’s top cooking instructors. The camp involves two days of hands-on learning in CIA’s professional kitchen where campers will gain specialized cooking skills for gluten-free meal preparation, including selecting and using gluten-free ingredients and kitchen safety. Under the guidance of CIA chefs, students will work in teams to produce delicious gluten-free meals to enjoy and share.

Afternoons will include educational sessions on topics important to teens as they mature and an introduction to GIG Cares, a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to fight food insecurity, while promoting gluten-free education and advocacy. GIG Cares is seeking advocates to help support families with gluten intolerance and those living gluten-free through a variety of programs. Parents are welcome to join the afternoon sessions for an additional fee.

“Holding this year’s Generation GF Teen Summit at such a prestigious culinary college will truly empower teens with skills to help them live a healthy gluten-free life,” said Channon Quinn, COO of GIG. “We’re looking forward to providing this incredible interactive culinary experience as we know it will play a big part in helping gluten-free teens successfully navigate their dietary restrictions while fulfilling GIG’s mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free.”

The program fee is $950 per teen and $150 per parent to attend afternoon educational sessions only. Travel and lodging are not included. For more information or to register, visit:



About The Culinary Institute of America 

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. For information, visit

About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit

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