Wedding guests are there to enjoy your special day, but it can put a damper on things if someone gets sick at the reception due to a food sensitivity. What are the major food allergies and sensitivities to watch out for? Here are some of the most common foods being avoided according to a survey from The Harris Poll.
- Peanuts – This is usually the most serious of the allergens. While only 5% of people are staying away from peanuts, you can’t even have peanuts in the room if you have a guest with an allergy. The menu has to be planned accordingly to ensure there is no cross-contamination, and an announcement should be made to guests to be certain that no one brings in a food item with a peanut ingredient.
- Shellfish – A shellfish allergy is another one that can be deadly. So while many of the 7% of people avoiding shellfish don’t have a serious reaction, you need to be sure to ask.
- Gluten – 10% of people are off gluten, a protein contained in wheat, barley, rye, and several other grains. You may not think it’s that serious since only about 1% of people actually have celiac disease. However, for many others, there are still severe and lasting reactions due to a sensitivity.
San Jose and Bay Area Catering for Restricted Diets
Dairy, salt, and sugar are even more commonly avoided, so much so that you may simply want to have options for your guests without even asking if anyone needs these particular diets. Caterman Catering will be glad to help you keep your guests happy and healthy at your wedding reception. Call 408-441-8719 today to get your menu started.