If you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, you know how hard it can be to find caterers and restaurants that don’t make you sick! Here at Etai’s Catering in Denver, we make sure that we have menus that fit every diet, including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We understand that many people have dietary restrictions, and we believe that every catering company should be able to customize their menu to fit their customers needs!
In today’s blog, we’ll be sharing a few tips and tricks for creating a great gluten free catering menu. If you’re interested in learning more about how our catering services can accommodate your needs, contact us today!
As a general rule, it’s important to poll your employees or guests before a catering event to see if they have any dietary needs. It might seem like you can simply offer a variety of options and people can choose what they need, but some people with gluten allergies have such a strong sensitivity to gluten that their meal cannot even be prepared in a dish that previously had gluten in it. We make all of our menu items from scratch in our Denver kitchen, and if you provide us with specific instructions, we will try to accommodate them to the best of our abilities!
In general, though, gluten free recipes are more inclusive than people think. Our gluten free options, like our power food salads, are often one of the most popular menu items!
Safety is the number one concern for us when we’re providing gluten free catering services. We work hard to monitor and prevent cross contamination. Some examples of cross contamination include:
- Cooking gluten free pasta and traditional pasta separately, but in the same pot without washing it between uses.
- Using the same utensils to serve food with and without gluten
It’s also important to separate the gluten free menu items from those containing gluten at the catered event. This ensures that no cross contamination occurs, including crumbs being mixed between dishes.
There are so many delicious gluten free options! When you’re looking for catering services, your caterer should be able to provide you with more than one gluten free menu option. Like we said earlier, there are plenty of delicious gluten free foods that can be enjoyed by all of your guests. Your caterer should also be able to provide alternative options for breads. There are lots of delicious gluten free rolls, desserts, and croutons that can — and should! — be available to you.
Questions to Ask Your Catering Company
Your caterer should be able to answer any question you may have about their catering services! If they aren’t willing to, or you’re not satisfied, run in the other direction. There are plenty of great caterers here in Denver, and you should find one that fits your needs. Here are some questions we’re often asked here at Etai’s Catering:
- What are your gluten free options?
- Are your gluten free menu items cooked separately?
- Have you had any incidents of cross contamination?
- How do you serve your gluten free menu options at events you cater?
Gluten-free catering is evolving every single day, and our Denver catering company is always learning new recipes and techniques to make our gluten free options creative and surprising. It’s part of our commitment to serving you with the very best in fresh, scratch-made catering services.
Etai’s Catering Services – Denver and Boulder
Our locally-owned catering company is a Colorado institution! We’ve been offering the best in fresh, scratch-made catering services — including gluten free catering — since 1994. Whether you’re looking for large, corporate catering, wedding catering, or funeral catering, we’re confident that we can work with you to create a menu that fits your needs.
We take the job of feeding people seriously, and our loyal customers will tell you that our Denver catering services are a cut above the rest! We consistently create delicious, creative food and provide excellent customer service to everyone we work with. Plus, it’s easy to order online in a few clicks. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help make your next event delicious!