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Tips to Form a Gluten-Free Holiday Menu

Gluten-free customers face a difficult task in the upcoming weeks, as many traditional holiday favorites feature gluten. Flour is a foundational ingredient in cookies, pies, and other baked goods that are so popular during the holidays. The growing number of gluten-free eaters places a tremendous responsibility on operators to serve delicious gluten-free dishes.

Here are four thoughts to keep in mind when adding gluten-free choices to your holiday menu:

  1. Find New Ways to Thicken Soups and Sauces
    • Many operators use flour to thicken soups, sauces, and gravy. They must find an alternative ingredient for gluten-free items.
  2. Focus on Adding Desserts
    • Due to the heavy presence of flour in many beloved desserts, gluten-free sweets are rarely included on menus. Adding gluten-free dessert options can increase sales while providing an opportunity to up-sell the item.
  3. Utilize Festive Seasonings in Your Dishes
    • Many popular holiday spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, do not have gluten and can add a festive touch to any dish.
  4. Consult an Expert
    • The Gluten-Free Food Service can help determine the best ways to add gluten-free products to your menu.

These strategies will help your restaurant appeal to the growing portion of gluten-free consumers this holiday season!

For more information, please read on at FSR Magazine.

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