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EDC Client, Anna Sobaski, Founder of Breads From Anna, to be Featured as Guest Chef at Zins Restaurant

IOWA CITY, IA – July 29, 2013 –Anna Sobaski, Founder and President of Iowa City-based Breads From Anna, will be featured as a guest chef at Zins Restaurant on Wednesday, August 7. The evening will feature a four-course gluten-free meal paired with wine and will begin at 5:30 pm with cocktails. Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling Zins at 319-363-9467 or visiting the website www.zinsrestaurant.com. Breads From Anna is a creator and manufacturer of gluten and allergen-free baking mixes. Sobaski is a trained chef and celiac herself. She launched her business nine years ago to provide consumers with food allergies with gluten and allergen-free mixes that are also high in nutritional value, taste and texture.

“I am excited to be featured as a guest chef at Zins,” said Anna Sobaski, Founder and President of Breads From Anna. “I am looking forward to working with their chef to provide a meal that is safe and enjoyable for people with celiac disease and many other food allergies. The dinner will be tasty, nutritious and what you might expect with any fine dining experience.”

The special menu that Sobaski has crafted will feature locally grown meats and produce prepared with several Breads From Anna gluten and allergen free baking mixes. The evening’s menu costs $45 per guest (plus tax and gratuity) and will include:

  • Gluten-free breads, herb and plain, with olive oil and balsamic for dipping
  • Caesar salad with gluten-free croutons
  • Buttermilk Iowa pork chops (with gluten-free bread crumbs) with a side of warm potato salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing
  • Salmon cakes (with gluten-free bread crumbs) with a side of steamed green beans sautéed in olive oil and garlic with ribbons of  fresh basil
  • Mixed berry tart served with crème fraiche (with gluten and yeast free pie crust mix)

“Zins’ mission is to provide a great experience for our customers. We are excited to feature Anna as guest chef and have her share her gluten and allergen-free items. We can demonstrate that eating gluten-free can be tasty and nutritious and at the same time, provide a great dining experience,” said General Manager, Chris Miller.

Breads From Anna is based in Iowa City, IA, and ships product throughout the U.S. and globally. Launched in 2004 with one mix, the company has grown to offer a line of 12 gluten and allergen-free baking mixes, including breads, quick breads, pie crust, pizza crust, muffins, pancake, and brownies. Breads From Anna® mixes address the top eight food allergies including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, rice, fish and shellfish.  All Breads From Anna mixes are high in protein and fiber and only sweetened with maple or honey. All mixes are produced in gluten, soy, rice and nut-free facility also USDA and Kosher certified.

About Breads From Anna
Breads From Anna, an Iowa City, Iowa headquartered business, provides gluten and allergen-free baking mixes to consumers around the world through the company website and thousands of national and international retail partners. Breads From Anna mixes are known for being free from common allergens and having superior taste and nutritional content. Additional information about Breads from Anna can be found by visiting www.breadsfromanna.com and on Facebook at http//facebook.com/breadsfromanna.  Breads From Anna mixes can be purchased directly on www.breadsfromanna.com.

About Anna Sobaski
Chef Anna Sobaski is the Founder and President of Breads From Anna, a leading gluten and allergen-free baking mix company.  She is an expert in the area of gluten and allergen-free living and a graduate of the premier institute for learning about food as medicine; the Natural Gourmet Cookery School Institute for Food and Health in New York City.  In addition, Anna has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Iowa. Anna demonstrates her passion for helping people enjoy a gluten and allergen-free lifestyle by continuing to develop mixes and recipes and traveling the country teaching gluten and allergen-free cooking classes and workshops.  She has been featured in many of the industry’s premier magazines and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, support groups, and health food stores.   For more information, visit www.breadsfromanna.com.

About Zins Restaurant
Zins Restaurant, Cedar Rapids’ first small plates concept restaurant, is located in the heart of Downtown. Their innovative menu changes frequently and features the best of local produce, meats and cheeses, as well as craft cocktails and beers. Zins is also host to the area’s only Oz wine dispenser, which allows finer wines normally sold only by the bottle to be available by the glass, using a patented nitrogen replacement system to keep fine bottled wines fresh. Reservations for special events, as well as lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch are available online at www.ZinsRestaurant.com.

About EDC, Inc.
The Entrepreneurial Development Center was incorporated in 2003 as a community-sponsored, non-profit business accelerator. The company provides economic growth through the development and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprises and has successfully assisted nearly 600 Iowa-headquartered businesses. Its focus is on creating local wealth for area re-investment by growing and cultivating regional, national, and international businesses. For more information please visit www.edcinc.org.