Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Celebrates National Celiac Awareness Month with National Recipe Contest and $1 Off Coupon

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Rudi’s hosts recipe contest and donates money to the gluten-free community

Boulder, Colo. — May 17, 2011 — In honor of Celiac Awareness Month in May, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery is helping people with celiac disease and gluten intolerances live a brighter, tastier life. Since its launch last year, the Boulder-based bakery has been an avid supporter of the national gluten-free community, and this month is celebrating the tastier side of gluten-free life with a national recipe contest and $1 off coupon. The recipe contest focuses on elevating the level of education and awareness on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet to drive toward a brighter future for those suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerances. Rudi’s will also be giving fans $1 off coupons on the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Facebook page coupon tab and website during Celiac Awareness Month.

To celebrate the passion and creativity of gluten-free foodies everywhere during National Celiac Awareness Month, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery is inviting fans to share their gluten-free culinary masterpieces in the Unbelievably Good Gluten-Free Recipe Contest. The grand prize-winner will receive a free trip to Boulder, Colo., star in his or her own online cooking show and be featured in a national media advertisement for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery.

Aspiring gluten-free chefs have four days left to visit the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Facebook page and click on the recipe contest tab to enter. Rudi’s Gluten-Free fans are encouraged to get creative with gluten-free bread, pizza crust, hot dog rolls and hamburger buns, to develop some ter-RUDI-ific gluten-free recipes. There are only two recipe requirements:

  1. The recipe must be gluten-free.
  2. The recipe must include at least one product from the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery line (Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin Breads, Multigrain Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, and Original Pizza Crusts).

Recipe submissions will be accepted until May 20, 2011, and online voting will continue through June 6, 2011. The top 10 fan favorites, determined by the number of Facebook votes, will each receive a $250 gift card to Williams-Sonoma, an assortment of Rudi’s Gluten-Free products and swag, and a chance for their recipe to be chosen as a top three finalist.

From the top 10 fan favorites, a panel of judges will choose three finalists. The top three finalists will receive a trip for two to Boulder, Colo., home of Rudi’s Gluten-Free, where they will compete in the Final Recipe Cook-Off at Restaurant 4580 on June 24, 2011. The grand prize-winner will star in a National Foundation for Celiac Awareness — Alternative Appetites cooking show with Chef Dan Kohler of Renegade Kitchen and be featured in a national media advertisement for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. For complete contest and prize details, visit the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Facebook page and click on the Recipe Contest tab.

“We created Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery to help people suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerances enjoy great tasting, healthy baked goods that have the same taste, texture and appearance of regular options,” said Doug Radi, vice president of marketing for Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. “For National Celiac Awareness Month, it’s important for us to continue supporting the celiac and gluten-free community to drive towards a better, brighter future.”

This month, Rudi’s Gluten-Free is also proud to announce the results of its spring Spread the Bread coupon program. The program raised $17,416 for the NFCA’s efforts to educate physicians on the diagnosis of celiac disease through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program.

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About Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc., founded and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is the only nationally available brand offering a full line of certified organic bread and baked goods. Rudi’s Organic Bakery has a long history of baking bread a better and brighter way, by using simple organic ingredients that contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat. Since 2005, Rudi’s Organic has been a part of Charter Baking Company, Inc., a portfolio company of Charterhouse Group, Inc.  Rudi’s Organic is a premier organic brand with distribution throughout the U.S. in both natural foods stores and mainstream supermarkets. Founded in 1976, Rudi’s Organic offers small batch organic artisan breads, sliced sandwich breads, wide pan sandwich breads, hamburger and hot dog buns, wraps and a popular line of organic spelt breads, buns and tortillas. In July 2010, Rudi’s Organic Bakery launched a new line of natural gluten-free products under the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery brand. Follow Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery on Facebook, Twitter, and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Blog, Baked on the Bright Side.

Dayna Davis, Linhart PR, 303-951-2564 (office), 719-237-4678 (mobile),