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
- Skin Allergies
- Food Allergies
- Celiac & Gluten Sensitivities
- ….And so much more
***** 2017 SPECIAL FEATURES *****
A Gluten and Dairy Free Cooking Demonstration
by Chef Yono Purnomo
Yono Purnomo is the famous area chef of Yono’s who was recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Wine Spectator, Santé, DiRoNA & The American Culinary Federation among others! Chef Yono will take the audience on a journey of the imagination with his unique and award winners flavors. Guests will experience one of Yono’s many dairy and gluten free options.
Yono's Restaurant, located at 25 Chapel Street, is Albany's premiere restaurant for world class fine dining. Owned and operated by Proprietors Dominick, Donna and Certified Executive Chef Yono Purnomo since 1986, the Purnomos are there nightly to ensure that you have a truly exquisite gastronomic experience.
Cooking Demonstration with Chef Anand Jayapal!
11:30 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.
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:
2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors
529 College Savings Program
A Natural Way Café
Albany Massage Professionals
Albany Vegan Network
Asthma Coalition of the Capital Region
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Enjoy Life Foods
Food & Mood Coaching LLC
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
Medical Thermography Associates
Mountain Wind, Farm
Muddy Trail Jerky
MVP Health Care
New York State Association of School Nurses
Price Chopper & Market 32
Ryan's Farmers Market
Saratoga Essential Oils, LLC
Saratoga Gluten Free Goodness
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology
Select-Care Chiropractic, PC
Sherry Lynn's, LLC
Swifty's Restaurant and Pub / Miss Sydney's Sauces
The Salt Den
The Daily Gazette
The Healing Meals, LLC
The Rads Soap Co. LLC
Wash Green & Clean