Seminar Details: EXPO West 2008 Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminar
Presented by NOW Foods and Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.
Friday, March 14, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207C
Seminar Title: Functional Cooking: Healthier Recipes with Nutritional Ingredients
Speaker Information: Chef Gerard Viverito, CEC, CHE
Description: NOW Foods will introduce its StarchLite™ Gluten-Free baking mix and Chef Gerard will demonstrate how it can be utilized in easy-to-make, healthy, family-favorite carb-rich dishes.
Expertise: Chef Gerard Viverito, CEC, CHE
Chef Viverito is the Vice Argentier of the Mid Hudson Baillage of Le Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. He also appears as a regular on the cooking segments of the local morning shows. Chef Viverito is active in the community of local farmers and sustainable foods, and serves as the Culinary Education Director of Passionfish, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmentally sound alternatives to endangered seafoods. He has also been a spokesperson for Spirulina producer Cyanotech. His commitment to sustainable food practices extends to his role as the director of his true food based catering company Savour Fine Catering. Chef Viverito was an instructor for Le Cordon Bleu, and Executive Chef in San Diego, California at the critically acclaimed and Zagat-Excellent rated Scalini. While there he also participated in The Great Chefs of San Diego program for two years. Gerard has a well-honed understanding of Mediterranean cuisine, which he developed while spending three years in abroad in Spain, France and Italy. Previously he spent four years as an Executive Chef at Le Chateau de Bordeaux on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
About Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.
Headquartered in Kearny, NJ, Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. develops, supplies and manufactures a variety of high-quality, efficacious ingredients for the dietary supplement and food industries. Ingredients are manufactured under the strictest quality control according to GMP standards. Main product areas include vitamins and minerals; herbs and botanicals; specialty ingredients; and powdered drink formulation and manufacture. Standard operating procedures include testing every lot for potency, microbiology, organoleptics, and purity. For more information, call 1-800-526-0609, or log on to www.phase2info.com.