They all said they’d never get together. Gluten-free food would always be tasteless. Now Kathy Dee Zasloff, founder of The Gluten Free Neighborhood, is proving the naysayers wrong. While the critics eat humble pie, Kathy Dee and crew are cooking up a mouthwatering menu developed by all three:


Figs and Kalamata Oilve Tapanade on crackers
Deviled Eggs
Camembert and caramelized onion stuffed chicken breast
Quinoa pilaf with roasted red and yellow peppers
Haricot verts with bacon and toasted walnuts
Raw Chocolate Mousse Pie with Raspberry Sauce – with nut crust

It’s all part of the “Gluten-Free Immersion,” a tasting event at AB Tech’s Asheville Campus, 6- 9pm, on September 29th.

“You’ll be laughing when you discover how easy it is to make delicious gluten-free meals at home. You don’t need exotic ingredients and it’s not hard to learn,” says Zasloff, “this event is for anyone who loves good food.”

A life long student and former A-B Tech culinary student, Kathy Dee Zasloff has gained support from Chefs Brandon Stepp and Ambra Lowenstein, both graduates of AB Tech’s Culinary Arts Program. Chefs Lowenstein and Stepp team up with Zasloff to present this year’s tasting event. The fee is $45 and registration is accepted through AB Tech’s Continuing Education program. Through demonstrations, discussion and tasting, participants will learn to prepare gluten-free appetizers and main menu items while enjoying a rollicking good time.

Chef Stepp, who was the Captain of the Hot Food Team for A-B Tech’s Culinary Competitions from 1997 to 1998, was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Working for over 10 years as a Chef, he is in the process of making a career transition into Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.  Chef Lowenstein runs her own catering business:  Ambrosia’s Delights, where she focuses on “The Art of Divine Nourishment.”

They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. People laughed when Kathy Dee Zasloff claimed gluten-free cooking could be mouthwatering, appetizing cuisine. But Zasloff, Stepp, and Lowenstien are taking a bow and laughing now. You’ll have the last laugh when you taste the delicious victuals prepared for the “Gluten-Free Immersion” tasting event at AB Tech, Tuesday evening, September 29th,

A-B Tech Registration link


or  call Kathy Dee Zasloff at 828-348-4438