When you're hosting a party for your friends and family, you want them to have a good time. You want the music to be enjoyable, the wrought iron furniture in Toronto to be comfortable, and the food to taste good. The problem is that an increasing number of people have special dietary requirements because of their personal preferences or medical conditions. One of the most common problems you'll come across when catering a party is the food allergies your guests may have. We'll teach you how to work around them.
It can be tempting to just say to yourself, "oh, I'll just buy whatever food I like and anyone who visits the Arlington, TX townhouses I'm catering can just not eat it if they don't like it," but not liking it is not the problem. The problem is that there are people out there who will have severe allergic reactions that can result in anaphylaxis and even death if they are exposed to certain foods. And exposure doesn't just mean accidentally eating it - sometimes even smelling the food can bring on a reaction.
Some of the most common foods that have severe allergic conditions attached to them include peanuts, other nuts, shellfish, seafood, and eggs. Most people coming to your Red Hook real estate will not have life threatening allergies, rather, mild ones that result in rashes that can be cured with over the counter antihistamines. However, you should recognize a severe reaction when you see one: the person's throat will swell up, they'll turn red and start to choke. People who are aware of their conditions will carry emergency needles of epinephrine to keep them alive until they can get to the hospital, but you must ALWAYS call 911 if this happens.
To avoid any inconvenient or dangerous reactions, if you're planning to have any of these foods in your home while you have guests (unless they're in containers with safety seals), you need to be aware of whether any of them have food allergies. One way to tell is to ask them to mention it when they RSVP and another way to tell is if they wear a medic-alert bracelet or necklace, but if you haven't met them before they arrive for the party it might be too late to put the offending food away.
Therefore your best bet when you're hosting a large party that includes people you don't already know well is to avoid common allergy foods, particularly peanuts. When you phone Catering Toronto to see about hiring them you can mention this to them and they'll make their food with substitute ingredients that make everything from peanuts to eggs unnecessary. That's one of the biggest benefits of hiring out for catering.