2nd annual Allergy Eats conference secures new sponsors

BOSTON – Allergy Easts, a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, recently secured new sponsors including National Restaurant Association, Massachusetts Restaurant Association and 4.5 hours of continuing education credits from the American Culinary Federation for its 2nd annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should KNow ABout Food Allergies to Ensure Safety & Maxium Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Revenue.
The event is set for November 5 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane.
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 useful information about accommodating food-allergic guests, reducing the fear around food allergies, building customer loyalty and profits, and other food allergy issues.
The new sponsors join Mylan Specialty L.P., MenuTrinfo, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,” says Paul Antico, rounder and CEO of AllergyEats.
“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,” saysWilliam L. Weichelt, director, ServSafe for the National Restaurant Association.
Speakers will include:
• Ming Tsai, James Beard award-winning Chef, owner of Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon, television host, cookbook author, food allergyadvocate
• 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, 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 Massachusetts General Hospital
• Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and voluntary instructor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital

Topics include:
• Food Allergy Basics – spotlighting fundamentals, statistics, and the realities of accommodating food-allergic and food-intolerant guests.
• Restaurants That Get it Right – Expert restaurateurs who excel at accommodating food-allergic guests will discuss their restaurants’ best practices, as well as their successful food allergy procedures and protocols.
• Basic Training – Top restaurant trainers who specialize in food allergies and other special dietary requirements will review the process of becoming more allergy-friendly and improve safety and minimize risks, implement and execute food allergy protocols and become more confident in their food allergy procedures.
• The Financials Around Food Allergies – Tat look at the economics of accommodating food-allergic diners, including the increased loyalty and profit opportunities, demonstrating how restaurants can make significantly more money by becoming allergy-friendly.

Attendees will enjoy lunch with the experts and have ample time for Q&A during each sessionand may also sample vendors’ allergy-friendly products at the event.

Advanced registration is required. Registration is $199. Go to http://www.allergyeats.com/conference.

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