WHAT: Johnson & Wales is pleased to host the 2009 Gluten-Free Culinary Summit, an educational conference that focuses on gluten-free baking. The two-day event will feature presentations by Colorado leaders in gluten-free diets. Key topics of importance for successful gluten-free baking such as ingredients, structure, texture, taste, nutrition, and equipment will be addressed. Attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes for competing gluten-free recipes created by JWU baking & pastry arts students, local chefs and bakers. Competition categories include Best Cookie, Yeast Bread, Quick Bread, and Brownie. Attendees will cast their votes which will determine the winners in the student competition categories. WHEN: Sat, Oct 3, 2009, and Sun, Oct 4, 2009 WHERE: Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts DETAILS: Agenda for October 3, 2009 7:30-9am: Registration, breakfast, and judging for JWU student “Best Gluten-Free Quick Bread” 9-9:30am: Opening Address with Suzanne Bowland of GF Culinary Productions, Inc. and Marleen Swanson, department chair of Culinary Nutrition at Johnson & Wales University 9:30am–Noon: Presentations on using artisanal ingredients, using gluten-free grains, and new bread making techniques Noon-1:15pm: Lunch and judging for JWU student “Best Gluten-Free Cookie” 1:15–4:15pm: Presentations on gluten-free cookies, afternoon treats, and wines 4:30–5pm: Ask the Experts: Audience Q&A Agenda for Oct 4, 2009 7:30-9am: Registration, breakfast, and judging for JWU student “Best Gluten-Free Yeast Bread” 9-9:30am: Predictions and trends for the future 9:30am–Noon: Presentations on breads, baking, and appetizers Noon-1:15pm: Lunch and judging for JWU student “Best Gluten-Free Brownie” 1:15–4:15pm: Presentations on baking, gluten-free tastes, and demonstrations 4:30–5:30pm: Tea celebration For more information, please visit the Gluten Free Lifestyle or call 303-368-9990. Media contact: Lindsay Morgan Tracy 303-256-9452 (work) / 303-246-3789 (cell)
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University (JWU)is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students at its four campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers programs in business, nutrition and health sciences, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.