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The Capital Region Allergen & Gluten Free Expo

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 am – 3 pm
Crossgates Mall – 1st Floor

A Complimentary Expo with Critical Information for Consumers Regarding:

  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Skin Allergies
  • Food Allergies
  • Celiac & Gluten Sensitivities
  • ….And so much more



** 2018 Special Features on the Stage **


Cooking Demonstration with Chef Anand Jayapal!
11:00 am on the Main Stage (Located near Lord & Taylor, 1st Floor of the Mall).
Anand Jayapal takes on Gluten and Nut Free cooking and explains how life changed after his daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy.

Anand Jayapal, of “Chef AJ” as he is known, is executive chef of Swifty’s in Troy.  He has a specialty sensitivity and knowledge about food allergies and intolerances, since he has a daughter with a peanut allergy.  AJ has received numerous awards in various competitions locally, nationally and internationally.  A.J. has received exceptional experience by working such events as the James Beard Foundation Awards and Annual Chef and Champagne.  He has had the privilege of working with prominent area culinarians as well as internationally known chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Jacques Pepin.

While working with accomplished chefs is an honor for him, nothing gives him greater pleasure then to use his knowledge to benefit others.  He takes pleasure in giving culinary demonstrations and donating his time to charitable organizations such as the NFL Alumni Golf, Living Resource, and the Double H Ranch to name a few.  Giving back to the community is “both rewarding and essential” to him.

Chef A.J. has also taken the initiative to create his own line of sauces- Miss Sydney’s Secret Family Recipes, LLC.  He is working with his family to “create the next new condiment.”  The formation of this company as a family owned and operated business is a life long dream for A.J. and the start of a new chapter in his culinary career.



Allergen Cooking Demo by Price Chopper/ Market 32

Price Chopper and Market 32 is proud to welcome Jodi Fitz back the Expo stage! 

Jodie launched her own blog,, in fall 2011 to expand her love for sharing recipes, ways to serve ‘Real Food Fast’, taste testing fun, and family activities. She knows that cooking for families with food allergies and intolerances can be a challenge! Jody is the author of Cooking Up Fun, an interactive children’s cookbook.
12:30 pm on the Main Stage


Gluten Free Baking Demo by Sherry Lynn of Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free Bakery
2 pm on the Main Stage

Sherry Lynn’s Bakery offers a family friendly demo for all ages!  Join the country’s first certified gluten free café and bakery, located in Schenectady, NY!  Sherry Lynn was diagnosed with celiac in 1999,…. a time when there was extremely limited options for those with gluten-related medical issues.  She became self-taught back then, mainly due to the “learn or starve” method.  But today, Sherry Lynn and her family have built the bakery into a 200 product line bakery, which also supplies numerous restaurants in the Capital Region and beyond. Bring the kids to this family-friendly demo and don’t miss New York’s renowned gluten free baker.



The “Ask the Doctor Booth” presented by Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates, PC

Stop by the Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates booth to discuss and questions regarding celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other gastrointestinal issues/concerns. The booth will feature renowned physician, Arthur H. Ostrov, M.D. Dr. Ostrov joined the practice in 1981. He is currently seeing outpatients in our Saratoga & Burnt Hills offices and has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is the director of our biologic infusion center. He graduated from the University of Bologna with honors in 1975. He did his internship and residency at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. He then did his fellowship at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Ostrov is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and is the prior chairperson for the Dept. of Medicine at Saratoga Hospital.



Don’t miss product sampling from the following national brand companies:

At the Information and Product Sampling Table:



2018 Sponsors:
MVP Health Care
Albany Medical Center
Price Chopper / Market 32
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates PC
Aerus Electrolux
Albany Broadcasting
Natural Awakenings Magazine
Daily Gazette

110 Grill
3 Chicks & a P
A Natural Way Bakery & Breakfast
Abba's Acres
Albany Vegan Network
Alexander's Bakery
American Creations
Arbonne International
Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region
Bountiful Dog Treats
Bread Empire
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Different Blend Bakery
First Care/Biotek
Food Therapy
George's Market
Hempworx Organic cbd Oil
Luna Bars
Medical Thermography Associates
Mindfully Nourished Solutions
Mugsy's Barkery Organic Dog Treats
New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN)
Next Stage Nutrition, LLC
Oh Corn! Arepas & More
O'Malley's Oven
Pampered Chef
Saratoga Crackers
Saratoga Essential Oils,LLC
Saratoga Gelato
Saratoga Gluten Free Goodness
Select-Care Chiropractic, PC
Sherry Lynn's, LLC
Sweet Eats
The Healing Meals, LLC
The Vermont Spatzle Company
Vital Eats


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