Deliciously Simple Recipes
We understand how important it is to cater to customers’ needs and wants. You make the wedding day memorable by hosting a formal dinner. You can grill up a barbecue for corporate clients who want their guests to enjoy their weekend retreat. You don’t mind if one party mentions they have special dietary needs.
We know that the best caterers are prepared to provide gluten-free options. Individuals with celiac disease can request this specific menu. Their current population is estimated to be 1%.
However, on the ever-growing list of healthy food trends, gluten-free diets are becoming a more popular lifestyle choice. This is causing the foodservice industry more to cater to gluten-free needs.
GLUTEN-FREE CATERING: 10 VERY DELICIOUS, EASY IDEAS
You can get inspiration from Vegan Menu Design, but you should be prepared for different cooking rules. Avoiding ingredients made from wheat, barley, or rye is the key. This includes traditional loaves of bread, pizzas, and portions of pasta.
Make sure to include rice, potatoes and meats, poultry, fish, and eggs on your shopping list. Fresh produce is essential, especially if it’s well-sourced. For all gluten-free food and ingredients, make sure you check out the G.F. section at your local supermarket.
G.F. recipes can be surprisingly universal. These 10 easy and versatile gluten-free catering options will satisfy many customer preferences.
GRILLED ROMAINE LETTUCE SANTA SALAD
Celebrity G.F. Chef Carol Kicinski transforms a traditional starter by grilling romaine lettuce hearts. This crisp, fresh vegetable takes heat and makes a hearty, warm salad tossed with endive and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette.
CLASSIC ROASTED BRUSSELS SPOUTS
They are simple, classic and quick. Roasted Brussels Sprouts make a great gluten-free side dish for catering. This recipe from The Spruce allows you to experiment with new recipes. Tender sprouts make a great vegan side dish for casual and formal menu planning.
MACARONI, CHEESE, AND GREENS – HEALTHY
We searched the Food Network’s kitchens to find a gluten-free ultimate comfort meal. It tastes just as good as it looks, with white cheddar and goat cheese.
SIMPLY DELICIOUS MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN
This chicken entree is easy to prepare and perfect for any catering event. Betty Crocker creates a tasty Mediterranean chicken enhanced with bright cherry tomatoes, savory olive tapenade and other delicious ingredients.
You can cater to national restaurant favorites as long as you keep gluten-free soy sauce in your pantry. P.F. P.F.
NO-NOODLE ZUCCHINI LASAGNA
Bake Gluten-free lasagna at your next big event. Epicurious offers a recipe that substitutes thin zucchini ribbons for traditional noodles. Ground beef can be substituted, but the rest are up to you.
BABY ICEBERG TACOS
Our friend and associate corporate chef Beat Giger has created this G.F. taco recipe. This version of the Southwestern classic is made with a spicy mixture of turkey, black beans, and salsa. It’s wrapped in baby iceberg leaves.
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES
We couldn’t resist trying Chef Giger’s black bean tacos. Whole Foods Market’s delicious, gluten-free brownies are irresistible. This delicious dessert is gluten-free and uses black beans as its main ingredient.
HONEY-DIPPED ALMOND COOKIES
These flourless desserts are from the James Beard Foundation’s files. Almond cookies can be dipped in honey and then rolled in powdered sugar. They are great for casual and formal occasions.
GLUTEN-FREE PASTRY FLOUR
Don’t panic if substitutions don’t work. The Food Network’s recipe boxes contained a key ingredient that we discovered. It’s a simple way to get around the flour problem. Bake your best using a homemade flour-free pastry flour mix.
YOUR SOURCE TO HEALTHY INSPIRATION
Gluten-free catering is rapidly becoming a distinct category in the foodservice industry. This is a great way to demonstrate to new and existing customers how to adapt to their changing tastes. This list will make planning your G.F. menu a lot easier.
Hitchcock Farms is your source of inspiration for catering, from the fine Italian restaurant to the fresh Brussels Sprouts. Hitchcock Farms is always available to offer fresh ideas and insights on industry trends. It’s part of our commitment that you receive the best from one of America’s top production companies.