Schedule

DAY 1 

Instructional cooking with a focus on classic recipes and kitchen safety. 

Parents join teens for lunch to enjoy what they’ve learned and created. 

Afternoon sessions about living gluten-free and learning to advocate for oneself with experts and featured speakers. 

 

DAY 2 

Instructional cooking with a focus on world cuisine with an international flair.

Parents join teens for lunch to enjoy what they’ve learned and created. 

Afternoon sessions about living gluten-free and learning to advocate for oneself with experts and featured speakers. 

Featured Guests

We’ve brought together some of the best experts in the areas of living gluten-free and gluten-free cooking and baking to give teens an amazing, interactive educational experience.

Teens will also be learning from some of the leading culinary experts at CIA at Copia with incredible hands-on opportunities in a professional kitchen!

Jules Shepard
gfJules

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. She also is in the Guiness Book of World Records for baking the largest gluten-free cake!

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. 

Meet GIG experts and staff members throughout the event, facilitating conversations and coordinating activities.

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