Hosting with Dietary Restrictions

By Anna McCoy On Tuesday, March 04 th, 2014 · no Comments · In Chef's Expressions News ,Event Planning and Catering ,Wine & Food

It is our goal to make guests feel special rather than singled out because of a food constraint. Our Event Design Consultants suggest these steps so you can ensure that your diet restricted guests feel included in every aspect of your celebration.

  • Give Advance Notice: If you’re planning to host an entirely vegan event such as a wedding, we recommend letting guests know ahead of time. It is likely that a few guests will still ask for meat, but knowledgeable servers will be able to explain that it was the couple’s decision to exclude meat.
  • Plan Ahead: We suggest that you allow for guests that may share their dietary restrictions at the last moment – always including a few extra options to accommodate those guests.
  • Options Are Good: Offer many alternatives, like gluten-free dinner rolls in the bread basket, or dairy-free dessert options. It is good to always have a wide variety available. We can always provide great options to meet your needs. 
  • Expect a More Costly Plate: While we always strive to source the freshest and quality ingredients for all of our menu items, specialty items may be more costly. 
 Here’s a menu from a client whose hosting a vegan wedding – there are so many creative ways to create delicious food for those with special dietary needs.
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Whether it’s catering to a gluten-free crowd or planning an entirely vegan wedding, our Event Design Consultants and highly skilled Chefs collaborate to create dishes that cater to a client’s parameters. By using creativity, we are able to provide delicious food that meets our clients’ dietary restrictions and exceeds their expectations. 
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