The journey to Wheat’s End began when co-owners Susan McMillan and Amelia Fonti helped a close friend who was diagnosed with celiac disease to develop gluten-free versions of her traditional baked goods for her Lebanese restaurant. Around the same time, Amelia learned that she too was gluten intolerant. It quickly became apparent that there was a growing unmet need for gluten free food that did not compromise taste and texture.
In 2012 they opened Senza, a celiac-safe fine dining restaurant that appealed to every taste and palate. It didn’t take long for Senza to earn the world’s first and only Michelin Star ever granted to a gluten-free restaurant in 2013 and again in 2014.
In January 2013 Susan and Amelia created Wheat’s End Artisan Foods, a 100% dedicated gluten free food company in Chicago, Illinois, to provide surprisingly delicious and nutrient-rich gluten free breads, baked goods and fresh pastas to a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. Soon thereafter, they opened Wheat’s End Café, a friendly haven where people can dine in or take out delightful baked goods, drink great coffee, and enjoy an inexpensive gluten-free brunch on Sundays.
Our skilled bakers enjoy the challenge of creating recipes tailored to the needs of customers with multiple food sensitivities. Please email us with any specific requests at email@example.com.
Allergy Information: We also process eggs, dairy, nuts and soy in our facility.