A Guide to Help Restaurants Cater for Coeliacs

We are happy to announce the launch of an online guide focusing on how restaurants can cater for guests with coeliac disease, gluten intolerance and other gluten related disorders.

Thanks to our links with AOECS, we had the opportunity to analyse the processes that a number of European countries have in place. The guide’s suggestions are inspired from these very processes, it is broken down into several sections including how to avoid cross-contamination, food handling, taking orders and much more.

We would like to be in a position where restaurants can be provided training and have audits on a yearly basis as is done in other countries. Having said that, we realise that managing such a process requires a lot of resources.

Our aim is to kickstart any potential process by providing these guidelines. There are already restaurants out there capable of handling gluten free food, at the same time we are aware that other restaurants need more information to be confident how to cater for coeliacs. This is where the guide will be very useful.

As mentioned in our guide, one has to remember that dietary requirements determine where a group of family or friends will decide to eat. Being able to provide safe gluten free food will automatically attract others irrespective if they suffer from the same condition. It’s safe to say that it is a win-win situation.