Saturday 1 November 2014

Report on 2014 Gluten Free Expo & Conference

We were one of the many that attended the Gluten Free Expo and Conference in Melbourne on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September, 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Jeffs' Shed).

Dr Rupert Hinds, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, was one of the many specialist speakers making up the conference.
GF Precinct  Artisan breads hand made in a gluten-free bakery in Melbourne.
The stand for Shepherd Works, Sue Shepherds organisation, was a hive of activity as many people were excited to meet her & have Sue sign their books and taste test her yummy lollies.

It took us quite a while to get passed the O'Brien Beer display as we tested many of their fine gluten free beers.  Our favorites will now be in the fridge at the ready.  I especially liked the Brown Ale.
The friendly chefs from Helgas Bread were busily preparing gourmet sandwiches using their latest gluten free breads for all to try.
A regular at the gluten free expos and one of our favorites is Well & Good.

Our review of their Crusty Bread Mix.

At the Coles stage, Masterchef contestants Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon, demonstrated some of their skills.

Here are just some of the goodies, both free samples and purchases that we returned home with.

It was a great show with heaps of yummy things to try, buy and talk to the manufacturers about. That is the real benefit of the event.

Keep an eye on for details of the next expo

GF Expo is presented by The Coeliac Society of Victoria & Tasmania