20 Jul 2011

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Sheryl Goldstein
Sheryl is the founder of The No Gluten Solution: Feeding Family and Friends, which is the culmination of her talents, skills, and her personal desire to develop an effortless style of cooking good food, making her guests comfortable, and always having an excuse for a dinner party.


The No Gluten Reunion

Smiling after a great gluten-free meal.

I recently attended my husband’s college reunion and was sure that there would be nothing for me, or other gluten-free diners to eat. Typical food at these events have historically excluded not only gluten-free choices, but healthy food items as well. This time there were food options for everyone and I wondered what brought about the change.

I had the opportunity to speak with Lisbeth Willis, Director, Classes & Reunions at the University of Pennsylvania and ask how the menus for the weekend festivities were chosen. She told me that many of the class alumni organizers were asking for the caterered events to include gluten-free options for their participants. Ms. Willis said that this was the first time that the request was made by many of the alumni classes and she had to work with the caterers on providing gluten-free options that were delicious and affordable.

As an attendee of many of these events, I can report that the food was delicious and plentiful and even those who are not following gluten-free diets, enjoyed the many options. Ms. Willis stated that this is a growing trend among the alumni classes and will work with her staff to insure that the gluten-free diners will be accommodated.

Sheryl Goldstein 2 Comments
  1. Most people don’t realize that most banquet organizers, and for that matter, chefs at the best gastronomic restaurants, are more than happy to accommodate requests for special diets, and that they consider it to be proof of their skill to serve delicious alternatives that they are able to create. One shouldn’t hesitate to ask – the result won’t be like a gluten-free airplane meal!

    • You are absolutely right. Thanx for pointing out that chefs enjoy the challenge of preparing a great gluten-free meal. But, don’t knock the airplane meal; they’r not so bad.

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