Allergen-Free Cooking Heats Up Chicago

Mike Foran Public Relations client Lisa Williams is on a mission…. to help other food allergen sufferers learn to cook, shop and dine their way around Chicagoland.

Following her diagnosis of multiple food allergies, Lisa set-out to build a new life around her allergen challenges. But she found the task of researching, navigating, and keeping up-to-date on emerging new information and resources for allergen free cooking, shopping and dining to be daunting. With the ever-growing number of Americans living with food allergies now at the 12-million mark, she launched Lisa Cooks Allergen Free, acting as a clearinghouse and information source for other Chicago-area “allergenistas.”

Lisa, who’s studying at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, also hosts a popular blog which includes weekly allergen free recipes she’s created. In addition, we’ve arranged for Lisa to lead a summer-long series of allergen-free cooking demonstrations and classes throughout Chicago, including:

9 Chicago-area Whole Foods Markets, now through August 16, 2009

June 27, 2009 – Cooking Demo
Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store

July 1, 2009 – Cooking Demo
Taste of Chicago

July 3, 2009 — Cooking Demo
Museum of Science and Industry

July 7, 2009 – In-Depth Allergen-Free Cooking Class
Chopping Block

Williams recently launched a series of Safe & Sound Dinners, an open-to-the-public, group dining experience challenging top local restaurant chefs to create a complete, mulit-course dinner free of as many common food allergens as possible, including:

June 29 – Safe & Sound Dinner
Carnivale

Sept. 12 – Safe & Sound Dinner
DaLuciano’s

Read more about it:
– Chicago Tribune
– Chicago Reader
– MetroMix
– Chicagoist
– Chicago Sun-Times
– Go Dairy Free
– Daily Herald
– NBC-5 Chicago
– MenuPages
– Chicago Tribune
– MenuPages
-Chicago Tribune

– Time Out Chicago

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