If you have a party, you are hosting or an event you are cooking for it’s important to consider all people there. That means cooking also for vegetarians. Although most of the population is not vegetarian, there is a larger group than you may realize and it’s important to have dishes that they will enjoy too. That is why we are writing to inform you how to serve food when some people are vegetarian. Keep reading to learn more.
Have dishes that are both meatless and with meat
The first thing to remember is to have options that are both meatless and with meat. This is easy to do if you cook a dish that has no meat in and put it on the plate or put it in a serving dish and then later at the meat once the vegetarian dish is finished. This way it is a minimal amount of extra work for you. Of course, you can make specific dishes you know the vegetarians will like too. It’s important to have multiple dishes of vegetarian options so they feel included too and not that there is only one option for them. Make it fun and also add a lot of vegetable plates.
Make sure you label everything
It’s very important to label what food everything is. When it is vegetarian, you should specifically put that that meal or plate is vegetarian friendly. This will allow everything to eat it but especially the vegetarians at the even to know that it does not have any meat in it.
Put the vegetarian options together
So that the vegetarians don’t need to read every single dish, you can put all the vegetarian options together so they know which section is good for them to eat from. This also allows the meat eaters to know too and to glance and see if anything is of interest to them.
Have dishes great for both parties
We have one final tip for people that are hosting an event, a party, a gathering, or anything else and are in charge of the food service. Vegetarian options doesn’t need to mean it has tofu in it. Take soap or many salads for example, they also are vegetarian friendly. Having dishes that both parties will enjoy will not only make it better for vegetarians because they will have more options but it will be less work for you. Some dressings are not vegetarian friendly so you may want to put things like dressing on the side so they can choose their own. It’s still a good idea to label these are vegetarian friendly so that the vegetarians at the event know.
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to have great tasting food that everyone will like. Make sure that you don’t only have one or two dishes for the vegetarian group. Make it so that they can eat a lot of different options. This way everyone will be satisfied at the end of the meal. For more tips, contact us today.