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catering for dietary restrictions or preferences based on cultural or health issues

Why?: Gluten intolerance, celiac disease, affects 1 in 100 people in the UK and Australia. There are plenty of people needing gluten free food options for special events. It's important to be aware of the dietary requirements of your guests.

 

Different people, different needs

 

Vegetarian: A vegetarian diet does not include meat. Some vegetarians will eat seafood so it is important to clarify the specific nature of dietary restrictions. Vegan: A vegan diet does not include meat, fish or any animal by products such as cheese and other dairy products. Pork: Some religions prohibit consumption of pork, ham and their byproducts.

 

There are many reasons for dietary constraints and they differ from person to person. Some of the more common restrictions include:


Food allergies and intolerance dairy-free, shellfish allergies, nut-free and gluten-free
Special dietary requirements vegetarian, vegans and pregnancy
Religious reasons halal, kosher


In Australia, the two most common food intolerances are to gluten and lactose.


Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. A gluten-free diet is necessary for people with coeliac disease. Safe alternatives to bread and pasta dishes include fruits and salads, rice and sushi.

Lactose is the sugar contained in milk, cream, yoghurt and some soft cheeses. Being lactose intolerant doesn't mean you're allergic to milk. It just means you may feel unwell after eating lactose based products after eating lactose based products because your body has difficulty digesting them.


Here are a few more useful tips


Non-dairy products are lactose-free but still contain milk proteins Dairy-free products do not contain any milk products at all Free-of-milk proteins means they're safe for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergies. They'll also suit those on a vegan diet. If you have a guest with a nut allergy, it's best to call us to discuss the menu options we have available. In severe cases, we recommend asking your guest to supply their own food. This will ensure their personal safety and your peace of mind.

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