Gluten Free Events in May!

April 29, 2012

Jessica, Registered Dietitian

To kick off National Celiac Awareness Month this May, Harmons is hosting gluten free events at three of our locations—Station Park, City Creek, and Bangerter Crossing. All locations will offer free tastings and demos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a variety of delicious gluten-free foods from more than 15 vendors, including eight Utah’s Own companies. Our dietitians will offer free workshops about living a healthy gluten free lifestyle and our Cooking School Chefs will conduct free cooking demonstrations and samples. All three locations will also offer a hands-on gluten free cooking class the evening of the event – visit the Great Health Calendar or the Cooking School Calendar to register.

Here are the specifics, we hope to see you there!
Event locations:
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Station Park, 200 North Station Parkway, Farmington
Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, City Creek, 135 East 100 South, Salt Lake City
Saturday, May 12, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Bangerter Crossing, 125 East 13800 South, Draper

Free Educational Sessions available at all locations:
Celiac 101, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm – For those who have questions about celiac disease and what a diagnosis means, Harmons dietitians will provide information on the progression of celiac disease, the importance of eating a gluten-free diet for life, and choices for nutritious foods that are gluten free.

Well-Balanced Gluten Free, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – Maintaining a well-balanced gluten-free diet can be confusing and time-consuming. Harmons’ dietitians will teach about gluten-free foods that are nutritious and taste delicious. Attendees will learn about special nutritional considerations on a gluten-free diet and how to meet nutrient needs.

Cooking Demonstrations
1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Harmons’ Cooking School Chefs will demonstrate and provide tastings of delicious gluten-free recipes, and answer questions about cooking techniques and ingredients. One of Harmons’ dietitians will also be available to answer nutrition questions.

Cooking Classes:
Gluten-Free Baking  $35
Almost everyone loves a great apple pie, a warm apple crisp and a crunchy pizza crust, but not everyone tolerates wheat flour, a common ingredient. Harmons has worked up proven and easy-to-make recipes. Come hungry. You’ll eat well. MENU: Apple pie, apple crisp, pizza with red sauce, plus lots of toppings.

Station Park Saturday, May 5, 4:30 pm
Register Online

Bangerter Crossing Saturday, May 12, 4:30 pm
Register Online

Gluten Free Cooking  $40
Are you struggling to come up with meals for your gluten-free family? Learn how to cook healthy gluten-free meals with Harmons’ chef and dietitian.

City Creek Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 pm
Register Online

4 Responses to “Gluten Free Events in May!”

  • Are you going to offer a class in Utah County? We would be interested

    Posted by C Sorenson | April 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  • The six-hour events are being held in our three stores with mezzanines and cooking schools because they have the space and facilities to host these types of activities. While we won’t be holding a full scale event at the Orem store, we do offer the store tours and other services at that location. The next scheduled dietitian event at Orem is a Gluten Free Store Tour on Tuesday, May 15th at 4:30pm. Feel free to contact Jonnell, the dietitian based out of the Bangerter Crossing store, if you have questions about dietitian events at the Orem store.

    Posted by Harmons1 | May 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  • a Dr has put myself as well as my friend on a strict diet with being Gluten free, no dairy,no preservitives, no grains(only buckwheat,quinoa etc), no sugar only Agave, Stevia Plus, or something like it, only Kosher or sea salt, & others ( I feel like a rabbit). It is so expensive to eat this way and trying to make meals is VERY difficult. We would like to attend the cooking and baking events, but you see we are retired, on a VERY fixed income and can’t afford your events. Any extra money that we have is used for this expensive food. Any suggestionsas to what we can do?

    Posted by Myrna | May 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  • Thank you for your interest in our Gluten Free events. I hope you will be able to join us for one of the three main Gluten Free Events (Station Park on May 5, City Creek on May 9 or Bangerter Crossing on May 12). At these events you will be able to sample some great gluten free foods from 20 vendors attending the event. This will give you an opportunity to try some gluten free foods and decide which you like best before purchasing a whole package of the food. We will also be offering free Celiac 101 and Well-Balanced Gluten Free workshops (with our dietitians) and free cooking demonstrations with samples (with our chefs) throughout the day. All of these classes will be geared toward Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance, so gluten free will be the only dietary restriction addressed.

    Harmons’ dietitians also offer free store tours, either by appointment or for regularly scheduled tours. If you are interested in a store tour of our gluten free foods, we would be happy to schedule this. We now travel to all Harmons stores (except St. George) every month, so if a location other than the Gluten Free Event stores is more convenient, that is possible too. Please let me know if you are interested in a future store tour. Thank you.

    Jessica LaRoche, MS, RD, CD
    Harmons Station Park Dietitian

    Posted by Jessica | May 4, 2012 at 11:09 am