Not Your Average Joes is one of my favorite places to eat. They were the first place I dined at that had gluten free bread to snack on pre-meal. Served with the garlic dipping oil I would order just the bread sometimes and enjoy it at home with whatever pasta dish I was making.
Not Your Average Joes – Silver Spring, MD http://www.nyaj.com
REPRESENTATIVE: Carlos Alvarez, Chef
- Give me a little background on the restaurant
The restaurant is based out of Massachusetts started in 1994. There are 3 locations in Maryland and 3 in Virginia.
- Do you have a GF menu?
- Tell me about your GF perspective
Creative, Casual, Cuisine. We want to offer great food and great service to everyone
- Where do you get your GF products?
Reinhart Foodservice provides us with various specialty gluten free products. They are a company out of Virginia
- Is the kitchen dedicated? What happens when a customer orders a gluten free dish?
We have dedicated cooking pans and make sure to use gloves and clean services. We have dedicated containers for flour, breading, pasta, etc. When a customer orders a gluten free dish, the waiter tells the manager. All special diet meals have to be run by a manager. A manager actually brings out the dish in a special plate directly to the customer to make sure there are no mix-ups.
- How is the staff trained on GF needs?
We have a very strict allergy program we go by. Everyone has to be certified. We just took an allergy safety certification. It is required in Montgomery County.
- Anything else you’d like to add?
You have to try all our desserts. They are the best!