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Starting from Scratch: A Chef with Food Allergies Opens His Own Shop

Neil Lomas is a professionally-trained chef from the UK, now living in Toronto. He had no food allergies growing up. One night when he was in his 20s, he had a major food allergy reaction — which was soon diagnosed as a fish allergy. Within a few years, he had also developed allergies to shellfish,…  Read More

Dining Out

Dining out with food allergies can be a challenge, but it can be done safely. The best way to stay safe is by being informed and communicating your needs. Before You Go: Be Informed Visit the restaurant website and review the menu and allergy policies. If possible, phone ahead and talk to the restaurant manager…  Read More