Understanding food allergies


Alastair McLeod

3:32 mins


Lesson Details

A good understanding of food allergies is one of the most valuable skills you can have as a back of house professional. 

When customers specify their food allergies prior to ordering, they trust that their food will be prepared in the required way. If that food isn’t prepared correctly, the consequences can be dire. 

Food allergies can be deadly. They have to be treated seriously, with the food prepared carefully in a safe environment – without cutting corners! 

Every professional kitchen should implement a system to ensure that, when necessary, the use of ingredients which cause allergies can be mitigated – while still preparing delicious meals for your customers. 

In this lesson for back of house staff, chef and TV personality Alastair McLeod explains how to handle food allergies in a professional kitchen. 

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • The importance of understanding food allergies as a hospitality professional
  • How to ensure meals for customers with food allergies are prepared safely 
  • The most common food allergies to be mindful of 

Instructor

Alastair McLeod

Owner of Al’FreshCo

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