Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chef Damian J Cardone calls Gluten Free Diners Idiots

This Colorado chef Damian Cardone, who people have trusted to cook food for with allergies, sensitivities, etc posts on his Facebook that he has purposely poisoned innocent gluten free patrons with gluten pasta after they requested a gluten free meal.

Perhaps, the most disturbing chef related story ever reported to date that I am aware of. Imagine yourself, going to a restaurant and trusting them with your life, only to find out that the chef doesn't believe you actually have an allergy and could poison you, at worst kill you!!!

I must admit this hurts the Gluten Free Community immediately. How can we trust certain companies, manufacturers and chefs when this comes out to the public. It's important though, that all trust is NOT lost because we know there are so many great companies, small and large,  who do care, unlike Damian Cardone. But please, be wary, more careful than ever before. 

This news has it the gluten free community turned UP SIDE DOWN and this will not be the last of the repercussions around what is in store for this uneducated, inconsiderate, ruthless individual who may have an illness of his own.  We can only hope that someone can find him, speak with him and understand why he has hate, distrust and malicious behavior wrapped up in his life.

Our community leaders asks that you re-post, re-tweet and report Damien Cardone's story to your local bloggers, restaurant owners and of course any TV news providers as soon as possible to help us put a stop to this man's efforts to poison innocent people and have him never work again in the food, beverage and hospitality industries.

Here is a link to view the Facebook post and see it for yourself. I also have many screen shots of the post, his page and his info.


  1. Yep - I posted it on my blog too. Good luck finding a job, Damian.

  2. This is completely unacceptable. What a terrible excuse for a person, let alone chef.

    I posted on my own blog and wrote in to 9news and the Denver Post.

  3. I live in Glenwood Springs. I posted his information on my FB page. I recognized the restaurant he WORKED in and called Florindo's. The owner was way hot and ticked off and point blank said he is NOT a chef and he no longer works there. It sounded like he was fired over this. I would contact the Garfield County District Attorney's Office and see if anything can be done about this. I've eaten there in the past but not since I became gluten free. Sounds like a lot of people did though. I had a LOT of help from my FB friends and Twitter friends in finding him but I live here so it didn't take long and 1/2 of my FB friends live in Glenwood Springs too. I'll post the number to the DA on Twitter later.

  4. Damian Cardone has fled to Sea Girt, New Jersey and moved in with his fiance, Elizabeth McCaffrey.
    If the authorities need to find him they can contact the Sea Girt police department.
    As far as I am concerned, Lizzy Mccaffrey is now harboring a suspected criminal.

  5. Unlike others, I didn't make screen shots, but I did copy and paste the page and send it to a friend. When I looked at it today, I realized that I have links to the FB user's listed profiles. When I clicked on the links, it connects me to the FB profiles of the ones that are public. I'm not sure where/if it's going to lead to anything, but after doing some searching, it looks like his parents are Joe and Justine. You can go to http://joecardone.com/Display.cfm?Action=11 to read a letter to his father on father's day. It appears that one of his relatives "likes" Lifepoint Hospital, where a Dr. Cardone on staff is in general and colorectal surgery. I haven't found anything to corroborate his chef claims, but I'm confident if I keep at this, something will come up. I've also found some things on radaris.com. Need to leave for now. Maybe this will help determine if he is who he says he is.