Making Catering for food allergies and special dietary needs easy

In the process of planning an event, it is easy to forget to plan for people with food allergies or other special dietary needs. Food allergy occurs in around 1 in 20 children and in about 2 in 100 adults, and this number is expected to rise in the future. This is why it is so important to address food allergies when planning an event. Additionally, there are many people who follow vegetarian, vegan or halal diets.

What are the most common food allergies and special dietary needs?

The most common triggers for people with food allergies are egg, cow’s milk, peanut, tree nuts, seafood, sesame, soy and wheat. The most common allergy/intolerance is towards gluten. This means that many people have to follow a gluten free diet.

When planning a corporate event, it is therefore critical to choose a catering company with the knowledge and expertise to help you put together a menu that caters for everybody’s needs. You want all of your guests to enjoy similar dishes, respecting the guests with food allergies, by avoiding singling them out with special menus, rather adapt your menus to have a range that is inclusive of their needs.

At Platters Plus Catering we have a range of items that suit those with allergies, intolerances, special dietary needs or those who simply want to watch what they eat. We offer products that are gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan or halal. With a selection including morning tea, hot finger food, desserts/sweets and more, we have the perfect catering solution for you. You can view the catering options we offer that are made to meet your specific needs here.

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