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Chef Cards

Chef Cards

Suggestion on how to help your server in a restaurant be sure you don't get something you shouldn't have
CHEF CARDS

I have posted this before, but perhaps time to do so again. https://www.foodallergy.org/sites/default/files...

You can download these cards which you customize with your allergies or food intolerances. Laminate them and give one to your server when you go out to eat and ask them to show the chef. If you have foods that would require you to use your epipen if eaten - be… read more

posted January 6, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

It has made it so much easier to feel safe when ordering food at a restaurant!

posted January 28, 2019
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Oh this is a great idea! you never know. Might be able to go out and not get ill!

posted February 26, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Printed out ones that are in Hebrew and English for my trip to Israel. Love being prepared.

posted February 20, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

I have never had any problems. It saves them having to write down all the things that you can't have. Mine are Gluten, Night Shade veggies and mushrooms so not overly difficult. I have, on occasion, have a chef come out of the kitchen just to double check things with me. Sometimes it is to assure me that he is preparing my, whatever, on a foil covered cookie sheet so it is not exposed to other things. I have never had a problem. I think in general the kitchen and serving staff want to help. Caution, best to NOT go somewhere during their busiest time of day because then it is more difficult for them to be compliant.

posted January 9, 2018
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

My list is much smaller than yours but I did have them laminated. Helps you be able to use them over and over again as well as for them not to be ruined in the kitchen. Best of luck with them.

posted January 6, 2018

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