Gluten Free Restaurant Tips

Good News for Gluten-Free

For the 1% of the American population with celiac disease, eating gluten-free is a necessity. For someone with this disease, the list of short-term side effects caused by consumption of gluten range from abdominal pain and nausea, to headaches and joint pain. If these same individuals regularly eat gluten, long-term consequences include vitamin and mineral […]

food allergies are impacting your restaurant

If you have spent any time in the foodservice industry, then chances are you have had at least one interaction with a food allergic diner. Food allergies are on the rise in America, which means restaurants are needing to accommodate more and more special dietary requests. This can have a huge impact on your bottom […]

Healthy words surrounded by vegetables

Although it sometimes feels like a losing battle when it comes to meeting the dietary needs of your guests, there are several ways you can address their needs without losing your menu. All it requires is a little imagination and a ton of creativity. To understand why this is an important topic, and one I […]

Gluten-free mixed drinks at a bar

When following a gluten-free diet, it is possible to avoid the sneaky protein (gluten)  and still enjoy an adult beverage from time to time. Since the holidays are quickly approaching and festive parties and events will be upon us, brushing up on gluten-free beverages can help avoid unwanted exposure to the protein. Think twice before […]

Turkey Dinner

The holiday season is no exception for your friends and family with a medical need to avoid gluten. With some simple switches in the kitchen and at the supermarket checkout, many of the traditional holiday foods can be made gluten-free! If you have friends and family with Celiac disease, it’s important to prepare the foods […]

6 Steps to Promote Staff, Customer Allergen Awareness

In part one of this series, I discussed several legislative measures state and local municipalities have taken in regard to the improvement of allergen-awareness within the restaurant space. Through our AllerTrain™ certification courses, we have been teaching the importance of allergen awareness since 2011 to food service operators and their staff across the country. We […]