Why is it important to cater for dietary requirements?
Food sensitivities are on the rise all over the world, with no signs of stabilisation. It all comes down to how someone’s body reacts to the food.
Event organisers need to be familiar with dietary needs and can make adjustments to suit those guests. Food plays a central role in meetings, association conferences and events, and it is extremely important that the event planner addresses dietary requirements safely and professionally.
Considerations for Food at Events
Food is often a critical component (& well remembered!) when it comes to planning corporate events and can often be the biggest challenge.
It is also very important that delegates don’t feel alienated or feel like they are missing out because they have a dietary requirement. As well as being very common, certain ones can be potentially dangerous.
Make yourself aware of Dietary requirements
Dietary concerns should be discussed in advance of the event. The best time to collect any meal specific information is when the delegate registers for the event to allow time for it to be catered for.
It is also a responsibility of the guest to advise event organisers of any requests and alert them of their dietary needs. It is also advisable to communicate and highlight with the on-site staff.
What are the most common type of allergies?
The top 14 allergens are:
- Cereals containing gluten
- Tree nuts
- Sesame seeds
- Sulphur Dioxide