Tips on Throwing a Party When Guests Have Dietary Restrictions
Whether it is for an allergy, a sensitivity, a special diet, or personal preference, about 60% of American adults are limiting their diet by removing one or more foods. How can you handle this common issue and still provide a great meal for guests at a special event? Here are a few tips:
Have a place to mark dietary restrictions on RSVP cards –
Make sure you follow up if someone checks an allergy to see how severe it is.
Decide whether to alter the menu or just one meal –
If a significant number of guests have the same need, it makes sense to adjust the entire menu. The same thing may be necessary if there is a dangerous allergy, even for just one guest. On the other hand, if one guest has a preference or mild sensitivity, you can provide one special meal or just mark items that contain the ingredient being avoided.