Gluten is a protein composite found in food items that are processed using wheat and other related grain species such as barley and rye. Although many of us are not gluten intolerant and also the possibility those who are gluten intolerant may not be aware of it. Gluten consumption is identified as the main cause of Coeliac (celiac) disease and unfortunately the diagnosis of Coeliac disease would also take up to a decade before being diagnosed and other autoimmune conditions connected to Coeliac disease could affect us during the decade that is spent on diagnosing. Therefore it is advisable to consume less gluten or no gluten at all when it is possible even at a slightly higher price.
Gluten free catering is not that widely available but if it is in our area it would be a great option that we could use to cater our private or corporate functions. It is a fact that GF catering would be slightly expensive than conventional catering yet it would in return give so many benefits to our health in the long run. The reason why gluten-free food would be slightly expensive is the time consumption and the extra effort that goes into preparation of GF food. And the fact that most gluten-free products has a less capability of being made in masses and therefore each dish would have to be prepared carefully paying full attention. The end result of added effort is not only our health benefits; also food would taste better than its counterpart gluten added food items. Preparation of GF food is both a complicated and a sophisticated procedure to combine gluten-free ingredients and an added effort in the kitchen to substitute for gluten and unless we find a capable caterer with good recipes, it would not be that easy for us to try and make most of these GF food items at home.
Gluten free catering would include many aspects beyond how the food is cooked. In most occasions it is safe to assume that a caterer that puts an extended effort into cooking their meals would also go the extra mile to make sure that the ingredients they use are healthy and also to make sure that strict vigilance is put into practice to make sure that the food is of the highest standard and not just barely pass the requirements set in the industry. This would mean starting from selecting ingredients till the time the food is delivered to the function the utmost care should be taken in order to make sure that the food we consume at a higher price is of the best quality.
While the accuracy of gluten-free labels and the standard for gluten free labeling would vary from one country to another, currently Australia implies one of the highest standards for ‘gluten free’ labeling. That would put us at ease that we get the best value for money spent on gluten free food. So whether it is a private party or an office function, gluten free catering is a healthy and tasty option that we should consider.