February 24, 2016

Nutphree’s Bakery and The Chicago Wolves Team Up to Host a Food Allergy Friendly Egg Hunt

Mount Prospect, IL
– When Mount Prospect’s Nutphree’s Bakery announced that they were hosting a Food Allergy Friendly Egg Hunt last year, they received hundreds of responses within the first couple of days, many more than they were expecting. Since the venue could only accommodate about 200 people, more than half of the families who wanted to attend were put on a waiting list.

This year, the Chicago Wolves invited Nutphree’s to host their 2nd Annual Egg Hunt in the Skyline Room at the Allstate Arena immediately following the Wolves Nut-Free Allergy Awareness Day game on Sunday, March 6th.

A reserved section of Allstate Arena will be power washed and designated for all Nut-Free Awareness Day guests. In addition, the arena will not serve any nuts or nut-related food items.

Nutphree’s Bakery has prepared over 4,000 toy-filled eggs for the event.

“Not only are we thrilled to be able to open up the Egg Hunt to twice as many families this year, but we’re excited to share the Chicago Wolves experience with a lot of people in the community, people who might not have otherwise thought about bringing their families to a game,” says Brian Walker, co-owner of Nutphree’s Bakery. Nutphree’s and the Chicago Wolves are currently expecting about 400 people to attend the Egg Hunt, 200 of whom are children.

Tickets are $20.75 each and include a seat at the game, entrance to the Egg Hunt, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food Allergy Research and Education ( For tickets, please contact Janel James at (847) 832-1982 or email

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About Nutphree’s Bakery:
Nutphree’s Bakery is a family owned and operated business specializing in sweet baked goods that are peanut and tree nut free. Their cupcakes are available at a number of Chicagoland area grocery locations including Mariano’s, Sunset Foods, Plum Market, and Whole Foods. Cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and more are available at their bakery in Mount Prospect.

If you’d like to schedule an interview with Brian Walker, please call (847) 754-4320 or email



March 24, 2015

Local Bakery Hosts an Allergy-Friendly Egg Hunt

Mount Prospect, IL – Most parents don’t have to think twice about taking their child to an egg hunt. But parents of children with severe food allergies are often forced to decide to avoid activities that may include an allergen that could be dangerous for their child. For some children, and adults, even trace amounts of an allergen can cause a very serious and potentially life-threatening reaction.


By hosting an allergy-friendly egg hunt, Nutphree’s Bakery has set out to provide an event that every family can attend and enjoy.


“We thought, wouldn’t it be great if someone hosted an egg hunt that would be safe for kids with food allergies? And the more we thought about it, the more we realized that someone should be us,” says Brian Walker, the co-owner of Nutphree’s Bakery in Mount Prospect, IL.


So they decided to do just that.


On the morning of March 12th, Nutphree’s sent out an email to their customers and posted the event on their Facebook page. The news quickly spread. Within hours, they’d reached over 6,000 people. By the end of the first day, they had over three times as many people registered to attend the event than they had expected.


Nutphree’s is currently expecting over 200 people, about 100 of whom are children.


“The response was just incredible,” says Walker. “We wish we didn’t have to limit the number of guests, but unfortunately, we don’t have the space or resources to accommodate everyone this year.”


Nutphree’s is asking that people sign up on the waiting list so that they’ll have a better idea of how many families might be interested in attending next year. Currently, there are over 100 families on the waiting list.


What makes an egg hunt allergy-friendly? All of the eggs will be filled with non-food items and refreshments are limited to items that are free of common food allergens. Nutphree’s won’t even be serving their popular cupcakes at the event. However, children may find tickets that they could choose to redeem for cupcakes back at their bakery.


The egg hunt is scheduled to be held on the grounds of Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday, March 28th. Sponsors currently included in the event are The Chicago Wolves, Surf Sweets, Starbucks Coffee, and Trinity United Methodist Church.

About Nutphree’s Bakery:

Nutphree’s Bakery is a family owned and operated business specializing in delicious baked goods that are 100% peanut and tree nut free. Cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies and more are available at their bakery in Mount Prospect. Nutphree’s Cupcakes are currently available at a number of retail outlets including all Mariano’s, Sunset Foods, Plum Market and a number of Whole Foods in the Chicagoland area.


If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Brian Walker, please call (847) 754-4320 or email