Common Dietary Restrictions and What to Avoid When Catering For Them in Philadelphia
Many people know about and understand dietary restrictions that are allergy based. When you are catering an event for a group of people without knowing specifics about allergies, people generally avoid very common allergens such as peanuts and shellfish. However, there are dietary restrictions that go beyond just allergies. For example, someone can be either lactose or gluten intolerant, which means that when someone eats lactose or gluten, their body has extreme difficulty or is entirely unable to digest it. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products and gluten is a protein found in wheat, so catering for either of those dietary restrictions can be tricky because that excludes cheese and wheat bread. There are also dietary restrictions that are chosen, rather than acquired like intolerances or allergies. When you are hosting a catered event, it’s important to consider vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarians choose not to eat meat, but still eat eggs and dairy products, while vegans choose not to eat any animal products at all. If you are trying to cater an event in Philadelphia that will satisfy both acquired and chosen dietary restrictions, as well as people without restrictions, it can get very tricky!
How To Make A Catered Event Dietary Restriction Friendly
At Waterfront Gourmet Cafe, we have several catering options that will provide any of your guests with dietary restrictions with food that is fresh and delicious. Although we have plenty of gourmet sandwiches, paninis, and hoagies, we can also provide hors d’oeuvres, wraps, and salads for your catered event in Philadelphia that will be safe for everyone to eat.
You would be hard pressed to find someone who can’t eat fruits or vegetables, which is why we have both a fruit and a vegetable tray as part of our catering menu. Whether you need a small, medium, or large, we can bring your catered event fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. We also offer a hummus tray, which comes with grilled pita bread, sliced tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers. Pita bread is made with wheat flour, and so is not gluten-free, which is why the sliced tomatoes and cucumbers offer a great alternative for dipping. Another option that can satisfy almost everyone is our guacamole tray! We bring fresh homemade guacamole to your catered event along with corn tortilla chips, and those with or without dietary restrictions will be ready to pounce. And if you’re looking for something a little more filling to be an alternative to sandwiches, our salad tray provides your guests with our fresh housemade salad with your choice of dressing.
Whether you are looking for a caterer that will go meatless or will bring a stack of reubens, you can feel confident with choosing Waterfront Gourmet Cafe in Philadelphia. Whatever the type of catered event, whether it’s professional or private, or the size of event, whether it’s large or small, you will never be disappointed when you have Waterfront Gourmet cater your Philadelphia events. If you have questions or are starting to plan the catering for your next event, contact us today!