(Closed) What to feed guest with severe allergies?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@futuremrsslp:  Just be aware that Xantham Gum can be in fondant/sugar paste (the rolled icing that goes on wedding cakes) if you are having that 🙂 But it’s her allergy so she will be aware of all the stuff!

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should mention that you contacted the caterer and they’ll get back to you soon about their food prep practices, but if I had that many allergies, and especially any that were life-threatening, I’d be used to feeding myself before events like this. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@futuremrsslp:  I’d ask her for some options.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

@futuremrsslp:  I’d email her. MAybe she can eat gluten free pasta. That shouldn’t be a big issue. Just remind the venue it needs to be cooked in a separate pot with different water than the rest (you’d be surprised). And I’d see if they can somehow season the pasta with just garlic, olive oil and some seasonings. IDK. Plain chicken?

IDK I can only speak for myself but when I go out to activities, I am not expecting the most savory fod for me. I know people are already going out of their way to have something I can eat and I am pleased with that. But that’s me :-/

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I once went to a wedding and one of the girls at the table had some allergies and so when we all got back from the buffet (which was actually quite nice) we saw that she got a GiANT yummy slab of salmon. We promptly told the server we all had allergies. We were joking. But they can definately make her something nice that she can eat!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

While I think you are absolutely doing the right thing as the hostess, it is ultimately someone’s own personal responsibility to think about food allergy safety. I’m saying don’t kill yourself over this, she probably has a good sense of what she can and cannot eat, and should also carry an Epi-Pen in case of emergencies.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee

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@plum_pudding:  Yes, exactly.  She should think it is very kind of you to think of her allergies.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Xantham gum is the trickiest – I think it is used as a thickener. 

I would guess safe options are meat in tomato, lemon or olive oil (should be ok as long as the sauce is freshly prepared), steamed veggies, possibly rice?  She’ll need to be careful with sauces and dishes if they aren’t made from scratch.

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