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Calvin’s shared passion for hospitality, education, and community service combined with his own personal experience with food allergies and celiac led him to a lifelong commitment to helping others with various dietary accommodations feel safe about dining out.
In 1998, as a young child, Calvin was diagnosed with severe peanut and tree nut allergies that left both his parents afraid for him to eat anything that was not prepared at home. This small setback, however, became Calvin’s lasting maxim, “Opportunity.”
In the years since Calvin began experimenting with his mystical wife, who suffers from celiac, various nut and gluten based dishes (without either one, of course!) to create new delicious alternatives using unique ingredients from flower to root and countless types of mushrooms.
It was also during this time, Calvin began to ask himself how he could share this knowledge of safe eating with the service industry so he decided to certify himself as a ServSafe Instructor and Registered Proctor, an Always Food Safe Proctor, and AllerTrainer (CAT.)
Calvin’s open-minded perspective and endless devotion along with the aforementioned certifications would end up earning him countless opportunities to help educate nationally-recognized companies, local family businesses, and individuals seeking solutions in their everyday life.
Calvin now serves as a full-time Hospitality Manager for Sheetz Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania but continues to travel all over the country on his days off to teach food safety classes, share safe recipes, and continues to seek out new ways to expand his knowledge in the field.