Appeasing the varied diets and taste preferences at your wedding or event can be an overwhelming task. So, in order to make your event go as smoothly as possible, take some advice from the pros.
First, accept the inevitable – you cannot please everyone. No matter how carefully you select your menu, no matter how perfect your “Al Pastor” Amish Chicken entree is, at least one of your guests would have preferred pasta. To each his own.
Now that you’ve come to terms with this unavoidable dilemma, choose a menu that inspires you, and do your best to predict the taste preferences of your guests (don’t go with steak if your guest list is mostly vegetarian).
In a best case scenario, you’ll be feeding a party with varied food preferences and no serious dietary restrictions. But how do you deal with a small group, or even a single person, who has a very strict diet? Say, someone who is Glatt Kosher? (I chose this because we recently accommodated one such request).
Glatt Kosher means, for those who don’t know,
to the status of meat which is determined to be in accordance with the highest standards of Kashrut (kosher laws).
This situation has two options. You can either pull your hair out trying to accommodate this guest, or, you can have your party here at Hotel Palomar, and let us take care of everything for you. Here is a step by step breakdown of the process.
Step one – find out who on your guest list had dietary restrictions, and what those are
Step two – let us know
That’s it. You see, the right event planners will handle all the details, leaving you to enjoy the event you’ve worked so hard to organize.
In our example, we mentioned a single guest for a large event who only eats Glatt Kosher. To accommodate this need, our team scouted out multiple Glatt Kosher caterers, then worked with the best of them to craft a menu as similar to the event menu as possible. This allowed the guest to eat with her family and friends and not miss a course, a flavor, or a texture.
How do we make all this work? Well, that’s a trade secret, but trust us, we didn’t win best of philly for nothing!