Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Summer Pancake Breakfast - Gluten Free Style

At Kinnikinnick, we always say that ‘Gluten Free Has Never Tasted So Good.®

Never was this truer than during the month of July, when Kinnikinnick was able to participate in two awesome gluten free pancake breakfasts across the city. On July 21, we were invited to participate in the Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast held at Churchill Square. As an alternative to the regular offerings, we served yummy gluten free pancakes & Grimm’s Farmers Sausage to 300 hungry people!

The following is an example of some of the great feedback we received.
"When I found out through Twitter that Kinnikinnick was going to be making gluten free pancakes during the Capital Ex Pancake Breakfast, it was a pure joy to hear!  Finally, I was able to take part!  I met with some coworkers early, and without concern over the food that was going to be served, we sat in Churchill Square and shared in an amazing breakfast together!  I loved the fact that I overheard a guest ask why they didn't have both regular and gluten free in the same spot, and one of the servers explained that it was about cross-contamination... that having food prepared by a company who understands the importance of not only the product, but the preparation, means that you can eat the food with confidence... which is something that we don't always get the chance to do when we eat out."

Not to be forgotten, the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association held their annual Gluten Free Pancake Breakfast on July 23rd at the Kinnikinnick facilities. This gluten-free feast included all-you-can-eat pancakes, Grimm’s Farmers Sausage, mini muffins, grilled cinnamon buns, mini lemon tarts, Tim Horton’s coffee, and juice! Over 475 people attended this wonderful event, making it the best year yet!

Huge thanks go out to all the amazing volunteers who helped make these two events such a big success! We couldn’t have done it without your help!