Post # 1
One of my guest’s plus 1 is gluten free. I’ve been in contact with the venue a few times about what we can offer….my guest has requested that we find out what’s in the sauce of a few different main courses and starters and if there’s nothing gluten free could they make something bespoke for him……I’ve no idea what is gluten free…can you help?
Also, she asked if the food could be made separately from the other food? Is this necessary??
Post # 3
gluten is in things like flour.. so no bread, pasta etc for this guest. flour is often used to thicken sauces (corn flour is ok tho, its gluten free). if there is flour in the sauce i would suggets you serve this guest the same meal, just no sauce. i had 2 celiacs at my wedding neither asked if the food could be made separately from the other food. i think this might be a bit extreme.
Post # 4
It is completely necessary depending on how severe their intolerence/allerge is.
Gluten free means they can’t eat anything wheat based:bread, pasta, crackers, flour, things with flour in it, no cake, lots of sauces use “fillers” that have gluten in them
My dad just gets a stomachache, while my uncle gets voliently sick, and has trouble breathing and is sick for about a week. Most places will make a seperate meal.
Ie if you’re having chicken, they can have chicken, potatoes, veggies minus the sauces, no noodles,
it needs to be prepared seperately to prevent cross contamination. I know my venue has no problem doing this, because it’s the same venue that my sister used
Post # 5
Yes, it’s very necessary! Cross-contamination is a big deal with celiacs and having food in contact with gluten can make them pretty sick. Gluten is a protein from wheat so you’re going to want to be sure that there’s no bread, pasta, etc on her plate. Also, a lot of the sauce that comes with foods are thickened with flour. The best bet is to find out what your caterer uses in each dish and ask her if it’s ok for her to eat…. She knows the ins and outs of being gluten free so she’ll know! 9 times out of 10, when Im provided with a gluten free meal it’s plain chicken or steak, plain veggies and maybe rice. Gluten can be sneaky in spice mixes and soy sauce too so I always want PLAIN when I’m not the one doing the cooking. Again, if it’s hard to figure out or intimidating for you, I’d be sure you keep communication open between you and your guest. My cousin and i both have celiacs and I know it can be really intimidating and I never mind having people ask me tons about what I can and can not eat… Better safe than sorry! Hope that helps!
Post # 6
Thank you very much! I think he’s had a lot of difficulties so the separate prep makes sense now. I don’t want him to feel left out or different from the other guests so I’ll maybe ask the venue if they can do plain meat instead of a sauce one.
Post # 7
No wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt… basically nothing from a packet. Even stock cubes can be contaminated
I get incredibly sick when I have it and I am sensitive to the point where i cant eat hot chips if they have deep fried battered items in the same oil as crumbs are enough to set me off so making sure there is no cross contamination is very important. A safe option would be steak with mash, veg and something like a red wine/balsamic jus
What items do you currently have on the menu? Anyone with a gluten free diet will easily be able to tell you where you might have issues. If you want ideas let me know as my 3 course meal is gluten, lactose, nut, onion, garlic and seafood free and is safe for pregnant people and diabetics (i got it covered lol)
Post # 8
Did you ask the venue if they can make a gluten free meal? My Future Sister-In-Law needs a gluten free meal, so we asked the venue and it wasn’t a problem at all. It is fairly common now, so I think a lot of venues can accomodate you.
Oops! Just reread you post and it sounds like you’ve already mentioned it to the venue and it’s not something they automatically do.
Post # 9
I would ask her to give you a list of safe and unsafe foods for her for you to give to the caterers. It is actually quite simple for caterers – they just need a heads up. My cousin is celiac, and she always had on her a list like this to hand over to waiters etc that explained everything. Seperate food prep is very important for some sufferers, depending on the level of severity they suffer from it.