Special Announcement | The Gluten Free Chef’s Healthy Nutrition & Wellness Education Program

I am pleased to announce The Healthy Nutrition & Wellness Education Program presented by The Gluten Free Chef

This program is a mobile healthy living and wellness curriculum that I’ve created for students and professionals across a range of fields and ages. The curriculum is broken into six week rotations where I visit once a week and complete workshops and demonstrations to classrooms, professional groups, nursing homes, corporate groups and others. These can happen in the community or at 540WMain Community Center.

After the success Ask The Gluten Free Chef Live! I knew it was time of officially launch this new program to the masses. In addition to the weekly curriculum; organization and groups can also book for me single workshops, classes, or live demonstrations.

I am elated to have a infrastructure to continue to educate, enlighten , and entertain on the simplicity of whole food health & wellness & mindful living. Those interested in rates and details should email asktheglutenfreechef@gmail.com

Special Announcement | The Gluten Free Chef From Scratch Products at Harts Local Grocers

I am pleased to announce that Hart’s Local Grocers is once again carrying The Gluten Free Chef from scratch bakery items.

The Gluten Free Chef Products are back at Hart’s Local Grocers beginning Saturday February 11.

Beginning Saturday February 11, 2017 Hart’s Local Grocers will once again carry select from scratch bakery items from my recipe collection.  This continues my partnership with the independent grocer and I am thrilled to once again have quality gluten free items in the store. For now, the selection will focus on cookies with my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookie being the debut item. I’ll be in the store February 11th sampling the cookies and selling them to all of Rochester at my 2nd Saturday Pop Up Event from 2:00-4:00 PM.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookie is a loaded oatmeal cookie with golden raisins, chocolate , shredded coconut, & peanut butter. It contains certified gluten free oats. The cookie will be jumbo in size and retail for $3.25/ each. 

 I am thrilled that Harts Local Grocers has partnered with my brand to help raise awareness for gluten free living and providing quality gluten free goodness to Rochester.

The public is invited to my 2nd Saturday Pop Up on Saturday February 11th from 2 to 4 pm at Harts Local Grocers, located at 10 Winthrop Street. Part of the meet and greet will be live streamed on the gluten free chef Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ceaton85/.

For more information about Harts Local Grocers, visit www.hartslocalgrocers.com. For more information about The Gluten Free Chef, visit www.theglutenfreechefblog.com.



SURPRISE! Pre-Order Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Surprise! It’s my brand new cookbook

To say I am over the moon would be an understatement! I am beyond (and I do mean beyond) thrilled to OFFICIALLY announce the release of my brand new (and second) cookbook: Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life 

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Born from this blog’s ever popular: Gluten Free On the Go! series as well as my mission to lose 20lbs at the start of 2016 On the Go is truly my way of sharing and giving back the mouthwatering, healthy, fun, and simple gluten free meals that I create in advance to keep me safe and healthy. I created these recipes for those with limited time, limited resources, and sometimes limited energy to make meals that can be easily doubled, tripled, packed, frozen, made and taken out in advance for just about any meal occasion. These meals are created with seasonal, fresh, and mainly planted based ingredients that can be found in just about every farmer’s market or grocery store across the country. And guess what? You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.

You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.


  • Original recipes, never before seen on theglutenfreeblog
  • Entree focus meals with an emphasis on lunch and dinner
  • Color photos for nearly every recipe
  • Nutrition information for every recipe
  • Vegan cooking  tips, tricks, and hacks
  • Bonus dessert, snack, appetizer, and breakfast meal ideas
  • & Much More!


PRE-ORDER is now available, meaning today’s purchase will guarantee a digital download the day the cookbook hits newsstands September 3, 2016.

Hard copies will be available for purchase at a very special book signing event taking place on September 3, 2016 in Rochester, NY at the 1872 Cafe as well as shipment across the U.S.

For more pictures of what to expect, you can find all the sneak peeks shared on Instagram under #glutenfreeonthego.

To register for the in person book signing, FREE wellness showcase and seminar click HERE

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Special Announcement | 540WMain’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

540WMain is Rochester’s first ever Community Event & Education Center located in the heart of the National Register Susan B. Anthony District

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2016
Official Ribbon Cutting for New Organization: 540WMain
Date: Monday June 13, 2016
Time: 11-12 PM
Location: 540 West Main Street | Rochester, NY 14608
Contact: Calvin Eaton at asktheglutenfreechef@gmail.com or 585-732-0002

Eleanor Coleman of ProsperRochester, Inc will officiate the official ribbon cutting ceremony for 540WMain on Monday June 13, 2016 from 11-12PM in honor of Juneteenth.

Founded in May 2016 by entrepreneur and master educator Calvin Eaton (theglutenfreechef), 540WMain is a community event and education center vested in up-building, uplifting, and improving the National Register Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, its residents, and Greater Rochester. The organization resides in a building that has been beautifully restored by long time resident, business owner, and women’s rights activist Barbara Hoffman with assistance from the City of Rochester. 540WMain is the third incubated small business of the not-for-profit organization ProsperRochester, Inc.
Calvin Eaton at 540WMain will curate and design a myriad of services, programs, and workshops that include:

  • Historical walking tours
  • Five spaces that can be rented out by the community including a dedicated gluten free commercial kitchen
  • Gluten free culinary classes, catering, consultations, and pop up food events
  • Academic tutoring, enrichment, and adult literacy
  • Career development, workforce development, and training

The center presents a unique opportunity for those living in the  Susan B. Anthony district and Greater Rochester. To learn more about gluten intolerance, celiac disease, events, and other educational programming provided by Mr. Eaton; visit theglutenfreechefblog.com as well as www.540westmain.org

Calvin Eaton
Founded theglutenfreechefblog.com in 2012, he is a leading community educator on  celiac disease and gluten free living. To learn more about gluten intolerance, celiac disease, events, and other educational programming provided by Mr. Eaton; visit theglutenfreechefblog.com as well as the brand new website for Mr. Eaton’s newly minted community event & education center 540WMain at www.540westmain.org

Introducing My Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour Blend & Refined Sugar Free Granola

I am thrilled to announce my brand new Artisanal Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour Blend and Refined Sugar & Gluten Free Granola. After years of trial, error, blood, sweat, tears, and many many oven burns I was able to craft gluten and dairy free baked goods that were just as good or (more often than not) better than their gluten free counterparts. Curating a flour blend that mimics the taste, texture, and consistency of traditional wheat flour was no easy task.

I’ve lived gluten free since early 2009 but it wasn’t until 2011 when I lived in Nashville Tennessee in a small one bedroom apartment equipped with nothing more than a stove, a few eggs, cornstarch, sugar, butter and oatmeal that I started to hone my craft of baking gluten free. I was tired of dry, tasteless, and expensive store bought gluten free treats that at the time, left much to be desired. I set out to bake edible and tasty gluten free treats on a dime and with a little luck, sweat, and ingenuity, I was able to bake my first batch of granola styled cookies. Corn bread was next, and then snack cake. Soon my composition recipe book was filled to the brim with gluten free dreams and recipes.  My goal from day one has been to share my journey through celiac disease one recipe at a time.

I’ve been sitting on this announcement for weeks and I’m now finally able to bring these two A+mazing items to the public. Click to learn more about the all-purpose flour blend and granola as well as how you can purchase your very own through our exclusive limited time deal with Groupon. Continue reading

Announcing The Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo

There aren’t enough words to begin to describe the level of excitement I have in announcing The Rochester Gluten Free Health & Wellness Expo. All week I’ve been bursting at the seams with anticipation. I’ve been plotting, planning, and collaborating for months to unveil this latest venture. This expo is the first gluten free themed major health fair to be held in Upstate New York. It is surreal that this announcement is happening since it has been on my heart for well over two years. Two years ago I wrote “plan a gluten free expo” in my dream book and now two years later it is well on its way to becoming a reality.

This expo is a unique collaboration with the Pieter’s Family Life Center which has a mission to strengthen the community and nurture relationships through recreational, educational, social, spiritual, health and wellness programs that are inclusive to all people.

We  will host dozens of vendors and small business owners that are committed to holistic wellness. Workshops, demonstrations, and keynote speakers will address all aspects of life impacted by celiac disease and and other chronic illnesses. It will truly be a day of fun, education, and awareness.  The expo will connect the region’s gluten free community with national and local gluten free brands, services, small businesses, and people who have a similar mission of raising awareness for celiac disease, health, and wellness.

It continues to be my goal to connect and educate everyone on the simplicity and diversity of living a gluten free lifestyle. The expo is just another way to raise awareness and make positive connections in the gluten free community.

To learn more about the expo and to register visit www.roctheglutenfreeexpo.com or email asktheglutenfreechef@gmail.com.

The Rochester Gluten Free Food Guide

As I continue to expand the reach and breadth of this website I am constantly looking for new ways to connect, inform, enlighten, educate, and engage the gluten free and celiac community. There was once a time when the gluten free chef blog was a tiny little space for me to vent and ramble (I still ramble) about my life as celiac, a foodie, and a person living with chronic illness. This site still covers those topics, but has blossomed into something more. Something greater. Something bigger than myself. A safe place. A shared space. A space that provides content tailored to you, for you. This space is local, domestic, and international.

I’ve had the pleasure to connect with so many A+mazing, awesome, inspiring, kind, and truly great people right here in my hometown of Rochester, NY. People who, like me, are concerned about their food, where it comes from, how it is prepared, and how it is sourced. People looking to heal themselves through food. People looking to buy delicious, reasonably priced, processed, homemade, local, and sometimes not local; whole, real, and clean food. I’ve heard your voices, read your questions, and listened to your concerns. It’s for this reason that I am launching the newest blog feature: The Rochester Gluten Free Food Guide. Continue reading