Help an Indiana Chef be certified Gluten-Free!

The National Culinary Institute's Can Gluten-Free Heat Up Your Business? by Ginny Marcin digs into the un-met need for more Gluten-Free Friendly dinning options.

This is a must read for restaurant owners and Celiacs! Click here to read the article!

In the article, they feature a Gluten-Free Food Service Training by the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness. On Saturday, October 17, I am hosting a Gluten-Free Benefit dinner at Benjamin's Restaurant (458 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701) which will raise money to train a chef from Indiana with the NFCA's Food Service Training. Tickets will be $48 which will include a non-alcoholic beverage, salad, entree, and dessert. All guests will recieve a "Gluten-Free Swag Bag" currently valued over $10 (with the goal to be over $20 worth of Gluten-Free products). If you are a company looking to expand your gluten-free product, please contact me to be included!

Here is a copy of the menu:

Mixed Greens Salad
Crisp Romaine, Iceberg, and field greens tossed with onions, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, & garbanzo beans in your choice of balsamic vinaigrette or ranch dressing
Chicken Lafayette
Pan seared chicken tossed in a white wine sauce with artichoke hearts, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes & Romano cheese
Pork Othello
Seared pork medallions encrusted in rice bread crumbs with grilled eggplant in a sundried tomato butter, topped with mozzarella cheese
Cedar Plank Salmon
Fresh salmon rubbed with assorted herbs and spices in sweetened plum butter; topped with a lemon-Romano pesto & pine nuts
Assorted flavors of Gelato

Menu design provided by 360 Design Co (

To reserve your seat, please print out the form below and return with check to Jenna Drew, 74 Merrick Street, Indiana, PA 15701. If you are having problems printing out the form or have any questions, please e-mail me at!

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