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Meeting planners need more than a dollop of good sense to keep their attendees safe and satisfied at the banquet table. It takes a proactive approach to meal planning, making sure to understand and communicate participants' needs and legal rights.

Find out if you know your stuff! Click the image below to take this 14-question quiz.


Are you ready to plan an allergy free event?
Most places of public accommodation now stock epinephrine auto-injectors, lifesaving medication for use when anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal allergic reaction, is suspected.
Menu planning in European Union countries is easier than in the U.S. because of a recent law that requires even catered food to be labeled with allergens.
Which lunch meets the dietary needs of vegetarian, gluten-free, and tree-nut-free guests?
Brown rice and chickpea salad
Ultimate roasted vegetable vegan sandwich
Lentil power salad with toasted walnuts
Protein-packed pita pocket with hummus and rice
By not providing a meal for a guest with medically necessary dietary restrictions a food service provider and/or host could be held liable for discrimination.
Using hand sanitizer will help prevent cross-contact when preparing to handle an order for a food-allergic customer.
A healthy and safe breakfast for gluten-free attendees would be which of the following?
Oatmeal with fresh berries
Greek yogurt topped with nuts, seeds, and berries
Roasted tomato and spinach quiche
Warm barley porridge with maple syrup and fruit
The most accurate way to learn about a participant’s dietary needs is to leave a space on the meeting registration form, asking them to list their needs.
Providing meal tickets to event attendees to give to their servers is one step in ensuring a safe meal.
A vegan diet may include legumes, fruits, honey, vegetables, soy, and grains.
Creating one of these for your event can help facilitate actions required by emergency personnel:
Attendee list
Medical action plan
List of event stakeholders
Crisis avoidance record
The top-eight allergens recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, milk, egg, shellfish, and fish.
Putting a food allergen statement in an event registration system shows respect for attendees needs while relieving you of liability.
Replacing a few ingredients can make some of your regular menu items gluten-free. Which substitution will NOT work?
Replace wheat pasta with rice pasta
Replace orzo with couscous
Replace soy sauce with wheat-free tamari
Replace flour tortillas with corn tortillas
During which step of the planning process should dietary needs be addressed with food service providers?
Request for proposal
Venue selection
Banquet event order
Pre-con meeting
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