A week for the Celiac Community

In support of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), Arenas Del Mar will host two Weeks for the Celiac Community during the weeks beginning September 13th and again on November 8th. Both restaurants at Arenas Del Mar will go 100% gluten-free for their guest’s safety and comfort.

A Week for the Celiac Community was inspired by the daughter of one of the owners who has celiac disease and understands first-hand how anxiety about dining out can deter those with special dietary needs from traveling. When she travels, she becomes scared at each mealtime with concern for the ingredients in her food and cross contact in the kitchen.

The Week will feature guest chef Monica Glass, who herself has celiac disease, accompanied by Chef Nicole Petrongolo. Monica has worked as a pastry chef at the acclaimed seafood restaurant Le Bernardin in New York City, 10 Arts in Philadelphia and now Clio in Boston.

All the kitchen staff at Arenas Del Mar will also have completed the NFCA’s GREAT Kitchens training program which is accredited by the American Culinary Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NFCA’s programs that aim to secure diagnosis for those with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders and improve quality of life so that those maintaining a gluten-free diet can live life to the fullest ( The second week of Gluten Free Cooking for the Celiac Community will feature chefs Michael Solomonov of Zahav Restaurant in Philadelphia and Steven Cook.

For further details please contact:

or Jeremy Allen at or 1- 610 407 9371.