Tags: Religious-Groups, People-with-Allergies, Ethnic-Minorities, Dietary-Restrictions, Catering


Making sure that your attendees have something they can eat at mealtimes is an important element of building an inclusive and welcoming conference.

  • ✅ Common dietary needs to plan for:

    • Gluten free

    • Dairy free

    • Vegan

    • Vegetarian

    • Pork free

    • Shellfish free

    • Soy free

    • Nut free - especially peanut (this is usually a serious allergy so take extra care)

    • Kosher

    • Halal

  • 🍎 Ask your caterer to create and provide labels with lists of ingredients for each dish.

    • Best to have a sign/small label in front of each dish with a list of ingredients and common labels (e.g. “gluten-free, vegan, includes peanuts”).

  • 🍎 Make sure to include a variety of beverages, in particular non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated.

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