Gluten-Free Teen Chef Camp
at the Culinary Institute of America
at Copia in Napa, CA
June 30-July 1

Find out what’s in store for teens and parents!

Get the scoop on how to get there and where to stay!


This year’s Teen Summit will be an amazing opportunity to get hands-on with gluten-free cooking.  

We’re excited to announce this exclusive, immersive experience for gluten-free teens (and their parents) this summer – 2 days of instruction and hands-on learning in a professional kitchen where they will gain specialized cooking skills for gluten-free meal preparation. Afternoons will include educational sessions on topics important to teens as they mature. 

Join us for the Gluten-free Teen Chef Camp (aka Culinary Bootcamp by CIA*)


*Culinary Institute of America

Teens will be learning from top culinary experts from the CIA at CopiaFounded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college.

The Details...

Who Can Attend? 

Gluten-free teens ages 13-18 and their parents. There is a strict limit of 50 teens attending. 


When is it?  

Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 8:00am to Friday, July 01, 2022 to 6:00pm


Where is it?

Culinary Institute of America at Copia 
500 1st Street 
Napa CA 94559 

What are the covid-related requirements? 

The Culinary Institute of America enforces a mandatory requirement that masks be worn at all times indoors, regardless of vaccination status, unless you are actively eating and drinking. These guidelines are in place for staff and students as well as our public guests. Policy is subject to change. 


Jules Shepherd

Jules Shepard is the CEO and Founder of gfJules, the #1 gluten free flour and baking mixes company in the US. She is also a highly regarded member of the gluten-free and food allergy community, having written 3 award-winning books in the space and championed the gluten-free food labeling movement. She is a tireless advocate for the GF and food allergy community. Her educating and lobbying efforts helped her garner the first ever “Gluten Free Person of the Decade” award.

Erica Dermer
Celiac and the Beast

Erica Dermer is a well-known digestive health expert, blogger and influencer who blogs regularly at Celiac and the Beast. She’s known for her work covering the trade show floor searching for the best gluten-free products and celiac disease research at national trade shows like Natural Products Expo and Gluten-Free Expos across the country, and in her role as a patient advocate for digestive health conferences like Digestive Disease Week, and the American Gastroenterological Association James W. Freston Conference, and celiac disease non-profits. IG: @CeliacandtheBeast 


GIG is excited to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to our Gluten-Free Teen Chef Camp. Scholarships awarded will be applied to defray the cost of registration fees. ALL SCHOLARSHIP REQUESTS DUE May 15, 2022. Award recipients will receive a determination by May 30, 2022. Scholarship requests are now closed.



The cost of this exclusive 2-day event is $950 per teen for all sessions; $150 per parent to attend afternoon sessions.  

Travel and lodging not included.  Find a listing of nearby hotels and travel tips.

Available seats at the Teen Summit GF Chef Camp are limited. As a courtesy to coordinators and fellow attendees, please read the cancellation policy and agreement below carefully: 

Cancellations 90 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations within 45-89 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 45 days prior to the event will not be refunded. I understand that I am holding a spot so reservations for this event cannot be refunded when requested less than 45 days prior to the event. If I am unable to attend, I understand that I can transfer to a friend.