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Catering For Dietaries

How does Flavours Catering + Events accommodate special dietary requirements?

Dietary requirements are a part of every day life now whether it be a an allergy or intolerance, ethical or religious choice, health or medical decision. The team at Flavours are well versed in a wide range of dietary requirements and can provide experienced advice to ensure everyone enjoys the same tasty catering experience.

Food allergies can range from mild intolerances to severe allergies. It is vital that your communication with our team is open, honest and specific. We can then adapt the menu accordingly, advise of alternative menu options and confidently provide suitable catering.

As the event planner, it is important to ask your guests to advise you of any dietary requirements they may have, no matter how minor. Explain to them this information is valuable to plan the menu for their event with us, the caterer.

To make our food items easily identified for certain dietary requirements, we have created an easy-to-use dietary key that is displayed on every food item. See our list of dietary keys below;

Vegetarian

Vegetarians do not consume products or by products of animals which includes all animal meats, poultry, fish and other seafoods but do typically consume eggs, dairy and honey.

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Vegan

Those who choose a vegan diet do not consume any animal products whatsoever. This includes but is not limited to dairy, meat, seafood, eggs, honey. Rennet, gelatine, stocks or fats that are animal derived are also not consumed.

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Gluten Free

Those following a gluten free diet are typically diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. This is an autoimmune condition where the body has an inability to digest gluten – an element found in wheat, oats, rye, barley.

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Dairy Free

This diet is followed typically due to an intolerance to lactose, the natural sugar found in dairy products such as butter, cream, milk, yoghurt. Eggs are not a dairy product so can be consumed on a dairy free diet.

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Halal Compliant

Sharia Law outlines certain guidelines to animal slaughtering for those following a Halal diet. Pigs and alcohol can not be consumed including alcohol used within cooking.

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Low FODMAP

FODMAPs are found naturally in a wide range of foods and food additives. This is a diet followed to help manage and reduce the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Certain foods are triggers for IBS symptoms and as such, those foods are eliminated or reduced. Explained simply, FODMAPs are a collection of sugars that are not properly digested in the gut which trigger IBS symptoms.

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No Garlic

Garlic is very high in fructan, which is type of carbohydrate. Those on low-FODMAP diets try to avoid garlic as it is believed it can contribute to symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome.

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Onion Free

Very similar to garlic and is believed it can contribute to symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome. Others may find they have food intolerances to it. Onion may be critical to a delicious dish although we can usually find a good substitution.

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Soy Free

The soy-free diet is a modification to a normal diet that eliminates soybeans and ingredients containing by-products of soybeans. Soybeans are a legume that are often found in Asian cuisines. Common ingredients containing soybean are miso, soy sauce, tempeh, soy milk and textured vegetable protein (TVP).

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Tree Nut Free

This is the most common of allergies with reactions of consumption ranging from mild to life threatening symptoms. Tree nuts include walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews and pistachios. Note - Sunflower, sesame and poppy are seeds, not nuts.

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Peanut Free

A peanut is a member of the legume family. It has become a very serious and common allergy that can indeed be life threatening. Peanut free means it doesn’t contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or any derivative of peanuts at all.

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No Sesame

Ingredients to avoid are sesame oil, Tahini (sesame paste), hummus and sesame seeds black or white just to name a few.

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Egg Free

Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in infants and young children affecting about 9% of preschool children. It is less common in older children and adults. It is usually due to allergy (IgE) antibodies against egg proteins. Symptoms can be mild or very severe.

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Shellfish Free

Shellfish include both crustaceans and molluscs. Examples of these are crab, clams, oysters, prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels and bugs. Your guests on this diet can eat white fish, sardines, anchovies, tuna and salmon. Some fish stocks and fish sauces also contain shellfish.

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Nourish

“Catering with a Conscience” Nourish promotes wellness by offering nutritious, well-rounded snacks and meals as part of our menu collection, easily identified by a menu key. The concept of Nourish was born out of the changing requirements of our client base, who now look for more wholesome choices to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our Nourish range includes items for breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, canapés and buffets.

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It is however important to note that while we take every effort to ensure your food items are free of the discussed allergen, our kitchen does produce other food items and use ingredients that contain nuts, soy, gluten etc and therefore are unable to guarantee the exclusion of trace elements.

Our goal is to deliver a memorable, enjoyable and tasty catering experience for everyone at your event and with the right information, we can ensure this occurs.

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