The first step to accommodating guests with food allergies is to become aware of them. Typically people with severe allergies will inform you, but if you’re not sure just ask. Don’t forget to find out about other important dietary preferences or restrictions such as those who need gluten free meals, keep kosher and vegetarians and vegans.

The next step is to let your caterer know as soon as possible. There is no need to rearrange your entire meal for a handful of people. Each company has their own policy on how to accommodate those with allergies and dietary preferences and restrictions. Some will prepare a separate meal for these guests. Others will help to ensure that some of your menu choices are gluten free or vegetarian and you didn’t even realize. Zeffert and Gold is your go to experts, so please don’t be afraid to ask us for tips!

Once you have pinpointed the specific allergies and identified the ingredients in your food, just make sure to inform your guests. If there are any questions on your big day, guests can always ask the event manager about any specific questions. Voila! Crisis averted.

If you have any questions about how to create a delicious menu while keeping all dietary preferences and restrictions in mind please call us at 410-944-4481.