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The Tasting

“The Tasting.”

This is an opportunity for the family to sit down and sample some wedding food… and choose what they want to serve their guests from what has been placed before them.  This is often a wonderful time for a venue/caterer to show how beautiful and delicious their food will be, and it is a fun time for the couple and their parents.  It makes the wedding seem so real!  As a wedding planner, I am often included, as it is a perfect time to finalize everything with all the parties involved.

As I have written in a prior blog post, the world of food has changed.  Five years ago, there might have been a guest with a peanut allergy, and one with a shellfish allergy, and maybe one more with specific food requirements.  I am working on the details for a tasting/meeting coming up, and I noticed that on the chef’s notes, it says, “no alcohol in any preparations.  No pork products.  Allergies to strawberries, bleu cheese, scallops, bananas and blackberries.”

I recently started keeping a list of all the restrictions I hear about.  I am definitely curious to see where this goes!  Have your food requirements changed over time?

 

Food Requirements

Need sauce on the side

No pork (religious)

No Alcohol (religious)

Gluten free

Vegetarian

Vegan

Kosher

Dairy free

Glatt kosher

No seasoning on chicken

Lactose intolerant

pescatarian

 

Allergies:

Soy

Strawberries

Bleu cheese

Scallops

Bananas

Blackberries

Rhubarb

Tree nuts

Peanuts

Shellfish

Eggs

Nuts

Carrots

 

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