We live with food allergies. We love eating out. But we’re not doctors, dieticians, allergy specialists, chefs or restaurateurs. Instead, we have an incredible team of expert partners who are leaders in these fields, who provide us with insight and advice, and who are available to answer your allergy questions and concerns where required.
Liz Allan, Allergy Aware Kitchen
Liz founded Allergy Aware Kitchen in 2013, offering nationwide certified allergy training for the food services industry. Diagnosed with a wheat and gluten intolerance some years ago, Liz is a well-known figure in the allergy community, not just for her training but as a regular judge at the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.
Steve Walpole, Chef
Steve has worked in many areas of the food industry – manufacturing, restaurants, travel – and each has contributed to his exceptional understanding of the challenges faced by people with food allergies. His driving passion is to bring good, honest food to everyone, whether you have a food allergy or not. He advises restaurants and manufacturers on embracing the opportunities offered by food allergies and the new legislations.
Tanya Wright, Dietician
Tanya is not just a leading dietician specialising in the diagnosis and management of food allergy in children and adults; she also has severe food allergies herself, so she knows first-hand the challenges involved. Tanya works with the Paediatric Allergy Service at Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and consults with Allergy UK and the Anaphylaxis Campaign. She has written a number of books on food allergy and free-from recipes.
Dr Adam Fox, Paediatric Allergist
Dr Adam Fox is joint clinical lead of Allergy at Guy's & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, the UK’s largest specialist allergy service. Adam is involved in the research and application of new allergy treatments only available through specialist departments, lectures around the world, and is regularly interviewed in the press and on TV.
Who better to help restaurants get to grips with allergy than Allergy UK? The nation’s leading allergy charity supporting 21m allergic people, Allergy UK provides advice, information and support to people with allergies and food intolerance. We’re proud to be partnering with them.
Our Allergy Ambassadors
Can I Eat There? wouldn’t work without our amazing Allergy Ambassadors, spread across the UK, tasked with encouraging restaurants to sign up and organising support groups in their local areas. Our Ambassadors range from foodies and food bloggers to parents of allergic children, partners of allergic adults and of course people living with food allergies and intolerances themselves. Sound like you? Want to get involved? To find out more about being an Allergy Ambassador please get in touch.
We work with a wide range of organisations and individuals, from medical experts to charities, from restaurants to chefs and from free-from suppliers to food bloggers. If you’d like to work with Can I Eat There? please get in touch – we’re full of great ideas for working together, and we’d love to hear your great ideas too.