Trending post
Nur Yunlu
Bullet point
Follow
Restaurant Worker / Designer / Marketing

According to FDA, there are eight major allergens: Peanuts, Eggs, Dairy, Wheat, Shellfish, Fish, Soy, and Tree nuts. Dietary & allergen restrictions became the hot top topic in high-volume restaurants. State Food Safety offers accredited food safety courses that your guests can take to ensure they have the proper knowledge to protect your guests.

Most restaurant management requires their FOH employee to ask their guests about dietary & allergen restrictions.

In my experience, I came across guests who have major allergens. Sometimes they handed me to doctor's notes that listed all allergens. They usually let me know before even taking their orders. I usually discuss with the chef and make sure that I suggest safe dishes to them. As a server, I was required to add allergens to the POS system. If I miss something, the chef has a chance to correct me.

I have notes in my notebook where I write down the orders. I categorized the vegan, vegetarian, celiac-free, tree nut-free, and dairy-free dishes. Even in rush hours, If I come across a guest’s major allergens, my notes help me to suggest dishes in fast.

As restaurant workers, guests’ safety is our responsibility. Especially high-volume restaurants require to train their employees about allergens.

Would you check your table dietary & allergy restrictions before placing their order? Please, share your experience and opinion with a comment.

Please, join our “Restaurant & Hospitality Superstars” groups. We have been discussing interesting topics about restaurants and hospitality.

#jobsearch #aboutmyjob #workfromhome #foodservices #retail #motivation #advice #watercooler #interview #resume #application #wordsofadvice

87
26 Answers
2 months ago
Like
Answer
Share
Noralyn Pallasa
Bullet point
Follow
Top Answer
14 people found this answer helpful
HR Manager and Labor Law Rep

It's not typically a policy for an employer to check everyone's allergies. It is assumed that you are working with "ADULTS" who should monitor what they put in their mouth. Employers are not babysitters. You need to personally monitor your allergies and choose wisely what you eat. :)

9w
14
Reply
14 Marked Helpful
See all replies
Patti Schult
Bullet point
Follow

My daughter is allergic to tomatoes, which means no tomato products (think ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.) and it can sometimes throw servers for a loop. They assume "no tomato products" means only tomato slices. We are constantly schooling them. It's tiresome having to list every possible way they could sneak into her food.

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
See all replies
Marion Bradshaw
Bullet point
Follow

It is important to have chemicals, Covid 19 training, know how to use blowers, wax and strip floors, carpet machines, walk-in talkies, radios,

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Ted Dendinger
Bullet point
Follow
It Network Administrator at Medical Managemane Billing Solutions

Adults with food allergies know what they allergic to or have reactions to eating. It is not the restaurant's responsibility to know that. The restaurant may place warnings in menus stating if peanut oil is used to cook foods, but it is the customer's responsibility to ask questions.

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
See all replies
Sean Rosser
Bullet point
Follow
Electrician Assistant at E I Electrical Services

No allergies here. But on the same note you are what you eat . And it would be good to mention the possiblity of allergens in the hospitality business as a customer courtesy

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Juan Elizondo
Bullet point
Follow

Would be to your best interest to do so many food allergies hit people faster then an insect bite

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Marco Coney
Bullet point
Follow

I have every now and then honestly

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Marco Coney
Bullet point
Follow

I said the same most people tell them when they ordering

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Delores Edwards
Bullet point
Follow

Yes being safe is better

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
Delores Edwards
Bullet point
Follow

Yes I will no prob in being safe to much going on

9w
1
Reply
1 Marked Helpful
See more answers
Add