About Me

I not only have to eat GF, I teach others. I have been a ServSafe Food Safety instructor of about 10 years and I am also certified in allergy awareness from NEHA and ServSafe. I work with companies as a certified HACCP manager and consult with the NFCA (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness).


  • Return to Eden

    5 starsFebruary 05, 2015

    2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324

    out of business

  • Southbound

    5 starsSeptember 06, 2014

    5394 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

    wonderful food, great drinks and a fabulous staff will make sure that Southbound is here to stay. one of the owners has celiacs and the food was safe and delicious with many options from which to choose.

  • Good Karma Coffee

    4 starsAugust 18, 2014

    31 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

    100% gluten free and the food is good. The portions are small and the prices are a bit high for the serving size, but it is a nice place for an occasional meal.

  • True Food Kitchen

    3 starsAugust 18, 2014

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    They have a large GF menu noted on the regular menu. The food is tasty but a bit too expensive for what you get. Be careful since the staff does not seem to be well educated in cross contamination.

  • Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse

    2 starsAugust 18, 2014

    3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

    They have a GF menu and the staff made no errors on my order. I went with a group of 4 for lunch and the food was only okay and the service was not good at all. They charge premium prices but you get better food and much better service at Maggianos down the street.

  • Fuego Mundo

    5 starsMay 02, 2014

    5590 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

    One of my favorite places. Whether you want chicken or steak this place does a great job with unique flavors.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    4 starsFebruary 06, 2014

    1410 Hudson Bridge Road, Stockbridge, GA, 30281

    They do a good job with gluten free. I've never gotten sick here. They have a GF menu and they have systems in place to guard against cross contamination.

  • O'Charley's

    1 starsJanuary 25, 2014

    2039 Crescent Centre Blvd, Tucker, GA 30084

    very limited selection and no proper training to prevent cross contamination.

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill

    1 starsJanuary 19, 2014

    4788 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338

    this location is CLOSED

  • Chipotle

    1 starsJanuary 03, 2014

    718 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306

    not careful at all with cross-contact

  • Goin' Coastal

    5 starsAugust 27, 2013

    1021 Virginia Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

    Absolutely wonderful meal. Plenty of GF options.

  • Mary Mac's Tea Room

    4 starsAugust 27, 2013

    224 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308

    This is an Atlanta landmark and with a GF menu they can accommodate everyone in your group. The food is Southern and tasty. There are plenty of GF options available from the GF menu. Some servers understand allergies better than others, but that is true anywhere you go. If you are in Atlanta, it is worth a visit.

  • Arepa Mia at Sweet Auburn Curb Market

    5 starsAugust 27, 2013

    209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

    It's delicious and reasonably priced. They do a great job and since almost everything is naturally gluten free cross contamination in preparation is nearly impossible.

  • Olive Garden

    1 starsAugust 27, 2013


    the staff aren't trained in allergy awareness and only dinner items seem to be on the gluten free list which makes for an expensive lunch.

  • Chai Pani Decatur

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    406 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

    delicious Indian street food. They don't have a dedicated fryer yet, but hopefully they will soon.

  • Bantam & Biddy

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    1544 Piedmont Rd,, Suite 301, Atlanta, GA 30324

    GF marked on the menu. The staff does a good job. Try the duck fat fries, fried chicken tenders or rotisserie chicken. Allfried items are GF so when they have fried green tomatoes I can't stay away.

  • Leon's Full Service

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    131 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

    Great place. The staff is knowledgeable and the GF menu is pretty large. They have a dedicated fryer so be sure to check out the wonderful fries with their unique dipping sauces.

  • Yeah! Burger

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    1168 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

    GF menu items are marked. You can request a glove change if you are Celiac. I eat here safely about once each week.

  • 5 Seasons Brewing Company Westside

    4 starsAugust 01, 2013

    1000 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    Good food, some staff understand GF, limited menu. Their GF pizza is a neat take on it.

  • Wisteria

    1 starsAugust 01, 2013

    471 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

    They do nothing to orevent cross-contact. If you are medically required to eat GF, do not eat here.

  • Radial Cafe

    3 starsAugust 01, 2013

    1530 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Their GF knowkedge is hit or miss. The service is slow every time I visit.

  • Legal Sea Foods

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    wonderful GF fried shrimp! GF menu and a staff that cares.

  • Rathbun's

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    112 Krog Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

    The staff is very helpful and there are nany GF options. one of my favorite places, but a bit expensive.

  • No Mas! Cantina

    5 starsAugust 01, 2013

    180 Walker Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

    very good GF options

  • O'Charley's

    2 starsAugust 01, 2013

    3511 Hwy 138, Stockbridge, GA 30281

    They have an allergen list to help you make an informed decision. However, don't expect any educated assistance from the staff. They are not trained in allergy awareness. I eat here only because it is better than not eating at all.

  • Mikaku Restaurant

    5 starsJuly 21, 2013

    323 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108

    It was so good we have eaten here 2 nights in a row. The owner, Natasha, visited our table personally to go over menu options. Wonderful gluten free meal. The chef made special adjustments as needed. It was delicious too. Best meal I've had so far in SF.

  • E&O Asian Kitchen

    1 starsJuly 20, 2013

    314 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

    they informed me at the door that they are NOT Celiac safe so dine at your own risk.

  • Flaherty's Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar

    5 starsJuly 17, 2013

    6th Avenue, Carmel, CA

    wonderful food and Celiac safe. Their GF knowledge has been wonderful during my lunch and dinner visits.

  • Dunwoody Bakery & Ice Cream Shoppe

    5 starsJuly 06, 2013

    2492 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    wonderful totally gluten free business

  • Carrabba's

    4 starsMay 27, 2013

    1210 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA 30346

    They do a really good job preventing cross-contact with gluten which isn't easy for this type of restaurant.

  • Olive Garden

    1 starsMay 27, 2013


    Poor GF menu and staff that are not trained in allergy awareness. This has to be one of the worst chain attempt at GF I have seen in some time.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    3 starsMay 27, 2013

    2145 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329

    They have a GF menu but they do nothing to train their staff in the kitchen or out front. I get sick here. However other locations do educate the staff.I wish the company would do a better job across the board.

  • Goldfish

    3 starsMay 27, 2013

    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

    good food. I am very sensitive so they were extra careful, as a result, the food was very simple. I had sushi and they offer San-J GF soy sauce.

  • Sprig Restaurant

    5 starsMay 04, 2013

    2860 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

    wonderful meal in a beautiful space

  • Steel Restaurant & Lounge

    1 starsMarch 31, 2013

    950 West Peachtree Street Northwest #255, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Hopefully my case is unique. They seem to have no comprehension of the requirementa of a medically necessary gluten free diet. I only ordered items from the GF menu and made sure they knew of my severe reactions. I was sick before leaving the restaurant and missed work the next day. The food was good, but definitely not safe for those of us requiring true byliten free

  • Saba Restaurant and Bar

    5 starsMarch 31, 2013

    350 Mead Rd, Decatur, GA 30030

    Wonderful family-friendly restaurant. Great weekend brunch and wonderful Italian inspired cuisine. They have different GF pastas to choose from and the house made potato chips are fantastic (dedicated fryer!)

  • Mellow Mushroom

    5 starsApril 05, 2012

    931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30308

    As a certified food safety professional that happens to be gluten free, I have a hard time finding pizza that I can trust. I have spoken with people in the stores and at a corporate level with Mellow Mushroom and find them to be knowledgeable and careful with GF customers. They use GF cornmeal rather than wheat flour for dusting and they have a system in place to reduce the risk of cross-contamination when making a GF pizza. Mellow Mushroom is tasty, reasonably priced and safe for the Celiac to eat. I love it.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    5 starsApril 05, 2012

    655 Crossville Rd., Roswell, GA 30075

    I live in Atlanta, work in the food service industry as a food safety educator/consultant and I am gluten-free. I drive past 2 other Outback locations to drive nearly 20 miles to visit this Outback. They have an extended GF menu and a staff that is well versed in the nuances of cross-contamination. They also have a dedicated fryer and all my gluten eating friends say that a Gluten Free Bloomin' Onion is much tastier than regular one.