Milk, eggs, and nuts may seem like harmless pantry fare to most, yet these are the top food allergens in the world that cause mild to severe allergic reactions if ingested by the wrong people. While not as prevalent in Southeast Asia, the number of food allergy cases are rising year on year and it’s high time food establishments take some effort in ensuring their diners are made aware of any allergen risks in their food. Here are some of the steps you can take to accommodate these sensitive requests:
Be transparent with your ingredients. List down known allergens in each of your dishes so your diners are fully informed and can go for other options if necessary. To take it a step further, you can create a separate menu sheet that accommodates allergen replacements so your guests can enjoy their favourite foods without having to worry.
In the kitchen, make sure your cooks are equipped with substitution lists or alternate recipe sheets so they can readily accommodate such requests.