Top Tips When Catering For A Vegetarian

Top Tips When Catering For A Vegetarian

There are several reasons why someone may choose to adopt a vegetarian diet. These can include environmental reasons, health reasons, personal preference or social reasons. Either way, if you are planning on hosting an event, it’s important that you respect your guest’s choice and cater to their specific dietary requirements.

At Chick’nDale, we specialise in BBQ catering, buffet catering and carvery catering, however we can also provide catering options for vegetarians and individuals with specialty dietary requirements. When organising function catering or event catering, we recommend liaising with all your guests to understand who may have unique dietary needs or allergies that influence what they can and cannot eat.

  • Confirm whether your guest is vegetarian or vegan.

A vegetarian is generally someone who does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish or shellfish. A vegan also does not eat these foods, but additionally does not eat dairy foods and any other by-products from animals. To simplify, a vegetarian may eat dairy whereas a vegan will often not need any animal products. It should be noted that everybody is different, so it’s best to confirm exact dietary details with every individual guests rather than assuming what they can and cannot eat.

  • Consider having a specific vegetarian-friendly platter or table.

Buffets are a popular catering choice for both office catering and party catering Sydney. Some people who choose a vegetarian diet may not want to eat any foods that have been near animal products. Therefore, they may not be able to consume any food if it has all been presented together on the same buffet place. If this is the case, consider having a separate vegetarian platter or table.

  • Know that there are many options for vegetarian catering.

Vegetarian diets are often high in fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds. When opting for BBQ catering and hot meal catering, you can have warm lentil salads, vegetable bakes, pastas with no meat, and grilled vegetable skewers. If you are having cold catering, you should consider salads with no meat, fruit platters, vegetable sandwiches and wraps, and fruit skewers.

  • Check to see if your vegetarian guest has other dietary requirements.

This is especially important if you plan on having a separate, specially made meal for your vegetarian guests. There would be nothing worse than if their individual meal had a certain food that they didn’t like or were allergic to.

  • Have an open conversation with your guests about their dietary needs.

Catering for unique dietary needs shouldn’t be a taboo topic. Most people are happy to explain their diet preferences and ensure you have all the information you need to cater for them appropriately. When you work with a specialised catering near me company, like Chick’nDale, they will be able to provide a range of delicious and affordable meal options to suit all types of diets.

For party food catering near me, office catering Sydney, and the best lunch catering, contact the Chickn’Dale team on (02) 9755 2499 today. We look forward to working with you!

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