When you are planning an important corporate event, one of the main concerns is always the catering and the fact that everybody has such different tastes and needs. If you are wondering about special diets, we are here to tell you that the most prominent special needs are for gluten-free and vegan choices.
Gluten-Free Saves Lives
While it is true that many people won’t eat gluten because they choose to avoid it, there is also a growing number of people that have developed a gluten allergy. The symptoms that these individuals will experience are not fun and will certainly ruin the entire experience for anybody who cares about treating their guests right.
If you have celiac guests, who simply can’t digest gluten, they might experience bloating, excessive wind, nausea, abdominal pain and even diarrhea, upon eating gluten. It is only natural then, that they stay carefully away from food that contains gluten, but this is far from ideal at a corporate event where you want to include everybody.
Keep in mind that gluten-free is far from a bland or boring option, with many chefs nowadays becoming masters in replacing ingredients with even tastier options. This means that you wouldn’t have to include gluten content in your menu at all, in order to serve delicious food for all your guests to be able to enjoy themselves.
Vegan Options for Inclusion and Respect
Nowadays veganism is widely extended for a myriad of reasons, from protecting animals and the environment, to protecting the consumers’ own health. More likely than not, there will be a few vegans at your corporate event and you would be a neglectful host if you didn’t keep their needs in mind.
Vegans differ from vegetarians in the sense that they will not eat anything that comes from an animal, along with the animals themselves, which even includes honey and milk. It is paramount for a successful business in today’s progressive world, to project an image of all inclusion, acceptance and thoughtfulness of the individuals’ choices.
Just like with the gluten-free options, the vegan dishes are quite tasty and can even come across as more delicate, with almond milk replacing cow milk, for example. An air of sophistication added to the inclusive image that you need to project, and you can furthermore add to that a sustainability ingredient that is also important.
If you think that perhaps combining these two options in your catering menus is too challenging, we recommend you go and hire professional catering services. It doesn’t need to be complicated or tacky, but you do need to know how to do it right and those with experience and training will excel at this task.
When you put together a corporate event, you are showcasing your company and its values to a large group of people. You will want to project the right image to give people all the best ideas about your business, making you look inclusive and thoughtful.