Knorr gravy has teamed up with Michelin-starred TV chef Phil Vickery to spearhead a new campaign aimed at encouraging chefs to experiment with gluten free as part of the upcoming Allergen Awareness Week.
Vickery is set to lead a series of masterclasses on gluten-free cooking over the course of June and July, demonstrating free-from recipes and answering frequently asked questions for contract caterers and chefs.
He said: “Many operators have made great progress over the past few years, but eating out can still be a challenge for people with coeliac disease.
“As more and more people are diagnosed and an increasing number of people choose to remove gluten from their diet, both chefs and coeliacs can benefit from providing more gluten-free dishes. It can be a lot easier than a lot of chefs think.”
The masterclasses will take place in Knorr’s development kitchen, with spaces available for operators who want to attend.
Leon Mills, category manager at Knorr, said: “We are delighted to be working with such an experienced chef as Phil. His specialist expertise will be invaluable in helping us to provide chefs with the support they need in catering for gluten free diners”
Vickery was awarded a Michelin star for his work at the Castle Hotel, Taunton, which also previously won BBC Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year, The Times’ Restaurant of the Year and Vickery himself the title of British Meat Chef of the year.