I'm writing this at the airport while waiting to board my flight to Chicago. I've been invited by the National Foundation For Celiac Awareness (NFCA) to join them at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) expo as an online media representative for our gluten-free community.
You may have heard, the NRA has recognized gluten-free foods as one of the top ten food trends in the restaurant industry, so they invited the NFCA to come and have their own pavilion this weekend along with gluten-free food vendors. Restaurateurs will be introduced to the G.R.E.A.T. gluten-free certification program and different gluten-free food vendors that can help them meet the needs of this new market.
This is huge!!! 70,000 people are expected to be in attendance! My head is spinning. I'm SO excited and I feel so honored to be an eyewitness to these developments for all of us this weekend. This explains why I've been a little absent around here, getting ready for this trip, but I hope to share with you all the juicy tidbits from each day.
So, get ready for gluten-free options at restaurants to explode!!!!
Uh oh, they just started to board the plane…gotta run.