And stay tuned to the end of the post, because you could win a trip to Walt Disney World during this year’s event!
We all know that Disney is committed to serving guests with food allergies. Today, we’re learning that Mylan, the company that produces the EpiPen® (with which, if you have food allergies, you’re probably familiar), will be sponsoring the first ever culinary demonstrations at the Food and Wine Festival that are free of the top eight food allergens!
Living With Food Allergies Culinary Demonstrations at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
The demos will be part of the EpiPen® On Location™ initiative, “a national call-to-action for those living with potentially life-threatening (severe) allergies and their caregivers to understand the importance of avoiding allergic triggers and having access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, at all times — whether at home, school, work or on vacation.”
These events are scheduled to take place at the Festival Center throughout the days of October 2-4. Chef and restaurant owner Amanda Freitag will prepare dishes free of the top eight allergens — milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Chef Freitag lives with her own food allergy, and has become an EpiPen® On Location™ Ambassador, as she shares her own experience in a professional kitchen.
In addition, Auggie Maturo, who plays Auggie Matthews on the Disney Series Girl Meets World, will be on hand with his family to offer his best advice for navigating life with severe allergies.
We’ll share more information about these events soon! It’s possible that the culinary demonstrations with Chef Freitag will be part of the Low Cost Seminar and Demonstration line up that is such a popular part of the festival each year. As such, there will be a charge for these events.
Win a Trip to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
To help spread awareness about the serious issue of food allergies, Mylan will give away a three-night/four-day vacation for four to visit the 2015 Epcot Food Wine Festival! Three grand prize winners will be awarded a vacation that includes:
- Opportunity for meet-and-greets with Amanda Freitag and Auggie Maturo and tickets to a culinary demonstration between Oct. 2 – 4
- A vacation travel kit prepared by Nina Garcia (“Project Runway” judge and Marie Claire Creative Director, whose son also lives with food allergies)
- A resort stay
- Theme park tickets
- And much more!
To enter, head over to the EpiPenOnLocation.com for instructions and official rules!
Super exciting news for guests who deal with allergies, and their loved ones who support them!
And Since You’re Already Planning…the DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book is now available for Pre-Order!
This 200+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever. Pre-order your 2015 edition today, and download the 2014 guide for FREE — immediately!
Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!
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Are you excited to hear this news about the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival line up? Leave a comment and tell us if you plan to attend a culinary demo with Chef Freitag!