About The Gluten Free Institute


6 steps to gluten free safetyThe Gluten Free Institute Restaurant Certification Program™ has been designed by a team of restaurateurs, Gluten-free Lifestyle Specialists, Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultants and Celiac individuals. Our team's years of research in the top Celiac organizations, combined with restaurant dining and living with Celiac disease day to day, has allowed us to develop a model for the highest standard gluten-free restaurant certification process. The research and development team of The Gluten Free Institute™ created their model on a two-fold premise: to provide the highest quality standard meal for the gluten sensitive diner, while establishing a protocol which is most effective for the certified restaurant.

The #1 complaint of Celiac and gluten sensitive individuals, is the difficulty in restaurant dining, due to hidden ingredients and cross-contamination. The #1 concern for restaurants in feeling 100% secure in offering gluten-free meals to their patrons, is the lack of proper training and education on the issues surrounding this allergy. Our 6-Steps to Gluten-Free Safety™ Restaurant Certification Program is designed to simply and efficiently establish a protocol within your kitchen, by researching your ingredients and preparation techniques, to then educate your staff, to promote a certified gluten-free menu, that welcomes your guests for repeated, consistent visits.


Certification Includes:

  • A comprehensive, yet efficient system for certification
  • On-site training and education of staff and certification of establishment
  • Hands-on cross contamination prevention
  • Menu development
  • The Gluten Free Institute™ Kitchen wall sign in English/Spanish for quick gluten-free reference
  • The Gluten Free Institute™ window sign for site promotion
  • The Gluten Free Institute™ reference card for your patrons
  • The Gluten Free Institute™ icon for use on menus and promotion material
  • Your unique gluten-free protocol in binder form for use with new employees
  • Promotion on The Gluten Free Institute™ website
  • 1-year annual membership to The Gluten Free Institute™, a $50 value

Cost for The Gluten Free Institute™ services is dependent upon:

  • Extent of menu development
  • # of menus to be developed
  • # of restaurant sites to be certified
  • # of employees needed for training

The Gluten Free Institute Restaurant Certification Program™ has been developed for:

  •  Independently owned restaurants
  •  Chain restaurants
  •  Restaurants currently offering GF menu items, who do not hold a certification

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