Safely Navigating the Restaurant Scene

Chef Joel Schaefer

November 6, 2013


This webinar, featuring Chef Joel Schaefer, provided attendees with practical tips for having a safe and enjoyable experience while dining out with food allergies. Joel has been in the food service industry for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and Valencia Community College with an AS in Culinary Management, a Certified Chef de Cuisine, and a Certified Hospitality Trainer. Joel’s experience includes being a culinary instructor at Kapiolani Community College, hosting a healthy cooking television segment called “Simply Food” in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Manager of Product Development and Special Diets for Walt Disney World Resort and an adjunct culinary nutrition instructor for Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida.

Over the past few years, Joel has been a guest speaker, an emcee and a culinary demonstrator for various events and organizations such as the Gluten-Free Culinary Summit, the American Culinary Federation, the National Restaurant AssociationOldways and Whole Grains Council and Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Joel is currently working on an educational food allergy and recipe book and is the Research & Development Chef for AllergyFree Foods.