Bees with food allergies, are you letting that affect your food choices?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Are you taking food allergies into account for reception food? (Yours, FI's, close family member's)
    We don't have allergies; so, nope! : (4 votes)
    24 %
    We have allergies, but we're not letting it affect ANY of our food choices. : (2 votes)
    12 %
    We have allergies, and we're having SOME dishes that are allergy free. : (4 votes)
    24 %
    We have allergies, and we're having all of our food allergy free. : (6 votes)
    35 %
    Other (please explain below) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  I have celiacs. I am going to try to do 100% gluten free (except for pastries during dessert- but my wedding cake will be GF) menu with 50%-50% during cocktail hour.  Most of what is served at our venue is already GF. They said they could change recipes and such. I am very nervous about cross containmination issues while it is plated and served. 

    No one else has allergies (thankfully). 

    I feel like a black bean pancake could be easily made with out shrimp or shellfish. They could add another veggie to it, to sturdy it up and give flavor. Try googling it as black bean burger. You should find more accomodating recipes by subbing “pancake” with burger, patty or cake.

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    216 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am severely allergic to shellfish and always carry an EpiPen with me. I’m also Asian and most Asian people LOVE shellfish. 

    For our cocktail hour we had a lobster wellington dish but obviously I didn’t touch it. I let the chef’s know ahead of time that there could be no contamination. Doesn’t really matter anyways because I think I had one bite the entire night of the wedding and it was a bite of our prime rib.

    We had the following food stations: noodle bar, taco bar, crudo bar, sushi bar, ice cream station and carving station. The sushi bar and crudo bar had shellfish. 

    I know I took a risk by having these foods at the wedding but I figured I wouldn’t be eating much anyways (and I was right) and the guests really enjoyed it. So my opinion is that you shouldn’t let a food allergy dictate your food choices.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  I’m letting OUR food preferences influence the menu. If I had an intolerance or allergy, then yes, just like my food preferences, I would ensure there was something there I would REALLY enjoy.

    For my guests with special dietary needs, the caterer will accomodate. We are having a sit down meal so I will have to be made aware of their needs ahead of time.

    Post # 6
    Member
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We’re going to be cognizant of which foods have allergens in them and warn the specific guests ahead of time. We’ve got a peanut butter allergy and a shellfish allergy invited (different men). 

    I am allergic to raspberry. So guess what? No raspberry at our wedding. Simple as that… I’m pretty sure it won’t be missed. 

    Post # 7
    msjackrabbitMember
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m coeliac and all our food is gluten free.

    Pretty much everything is naturally gluten-free, though, and I’ve chosen an amazing person to make our cake so that tastes really good.

    FSIL is also allergic to nuts, so there will be zero nuts at our wedding, too.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    One of our groomsman has VERY severe Celiac’s, and I have a vegan aunt (allergic to life).

    We told the venue, and they made sure ALL our dishes were GF, and aside from the pork loin provinciale medallions, everything was vegan, too!

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