Going on vacation
and out to eat can be a real challenge for people on a gluten
free diet. Let us help you serve your guests the very best
for a flawless experience.
Gluten Free Products for Hospitality
What is gluten, anyway?
So what is gluten and why is it a problem for some people? Gluten
is a protein group found in certain starches and grains including
wheat, rye and barley. Oats are also often included in the same
group as there is still debate about gluten content. People who
are genetically predisposed to gluten intolerance suffer from the
autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease. When a person has celiac
disease, foods containing gluten inhibit vital nutrient absorption
by damaging the lining of the small intestine. The only way to treat
celiac disease is by following a strict, 100% gluten-free diet.
Studies have concluded that about 1 in 133 Americans (approximately
3 Million) are affected by celiac disease, but at this point in
time only 1-2% of celiacs have been diagnosed. In addition, many
more people live with other forms of gluten sensitivity and choose
to eliminate gluten from their diets for other reasons, including
wheat allergies and low-carb dieting.
Based on these statistics, the demand for gluten free products
and accommodations will continue to increase as more people are
diagnosed and placed on gluten free diets. Hotels, restaurants and
resorts are seeing a greater demand from customers requesting quality
gluten free cuisine.
Cooking Gluten Free
While basic foods such as meats and vegetables are naturally gluten
free, baked goods, deserts, and processed foods can be a real challenge.
When preparing recipes with combinations of ingredients, particular
care must be taken to evaluate each individual ingredient for wheat/gluten
content in order to avoid contamination. To make matters trickier,
gluten is rarely listed specifically as an ingredient. Here is a
basic list of ingredients to watch out for: Gluten
Free Unsafe Ingredients
We have developed a selection of core products that make serving
your gluten free guests a breeze. While we do sell to the general
public, our specialty is supplying hotels, resorts and restaurants
with the products and expertise they need to create an exceptional
experience for their guests. Please contact
us and we'll be happy to provide you with personalized guidance
and free product samples to get you started.