Post # 1
Ive not had a wonderful week so far. Things have been going wrong left and right. I am 6 days away from the RSVP deadline and I still have over 25 guests unaccounted for. I got a reply today that crossed out my offer of a vegitarian meal and wrote in Vegan/gluten free. Here is our menu… Spinach and Vegetable Lasangne for the vegitarians, which will be served with a house salad,fresh seasonal veggies and roll and butter. For the meat eatter option it will be Serloin steak and chicken breast in a cabernet sauce, creamed chive mashed potatios and roll and butter as well as a house salad. The house salad is really nice but it does have blue cheese crumbles and walnuts on it.
My cupcakes certainly aren’t gluten free, and probably arent vegan either. What do I do?
Post # 3
That boils down to a salad. With just veggies. It means no meat, no eggs, no dairy, no wheat. But walnuts are good!
I’d either arrange for a plate sized house salad with no cheese on it, or call your guest and explain. THey can’t expect you to make arrangements for that.
Post # 4
Before you call your guest, talk to your caterer. They may be able to provide a special meal for this guest.
Post # 5
There are gluten-free grains, and you can buy gluten-free pasta. Your caterer should be able to make something to suit, although it probably won’t be as exciting as the rest of the menu. The lasagne is definitely out unless made with special pasta. But a plate of fresh veggies, mashed potato (if they can reserve some before putting butter/cream in), and salad should be fine.
Post # 6
Definitely talk to the caterer. They can probably prepare a large plate of the “fresh seasonal veggies” in addition to making a salad without the cheese on it. And they might surprise you and have something that they typically whip up in this situation that is even better food. There isn’t much in the way of dessert that is vegan/gluten free unless it comes from a special bakery, so that person probably isn’t expecting anything. If fresh fruit could be provided that would be the best option for them – but not necessarily something you can accommodate.
Post # 7
Yup! Talk to the caterer.
Post # 8
Gluten-free AND vegan, that’s a challenge! I have Celiac and know what’s it like to find something to eat without fear of being sick, especially at big events. From what it looks like, there’s not many options for gluten-free or vegan. As above, vegan options would have to be pretty much salad or maybe some plain steamed veggies? For the GF option, if you’re only having one or two people, maybe it would be nice if you could pick up a little something for them- so they can enjoy while your other guests have their desserts. With GF you have to be very specific when discussing with your caterer- be sure the head chef is well aware of contamination issues & what can or can’t be included in their meals. Sometimes just taking someone’s word isn’t enough- always better to be prepared =) At my cousin’s wedding, they were sweet enough to have my favorite GF cupcake there from a nearby bakery! Some things that are so little can really go a long way. I wasn’t near full but that cupcake helped me to enjoy the night! Good luck!!
Post # 9
One of our GMs has celiac so that has been something we’ve been asking about. Don’t want him getting sick when he should be having a blast. If your guest also has celiac you need to make sure your caterer understands that requirement, gluten hides in various things you wouldn’t think would have it.
That cupcake idea is perfect, I might steal that one 🙂