Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gourmet gluten-free caterers

It's nice to be able to eat the food at your own party. With the help of Karen Will Cater, that's exactly what I was able to do at my recent birthday drinks.

After discovering a number of gluten-free caterers on the web, I chose Karen Will Cater as all her gluten-free options were listed on her website, making it easy to select choices. Karen was also very easy to deal with, efficient, and as one guest commented her food "was to die for".

Karen Will Cater offers nearly 20 hot and cold gluten-free finger food options.  My choices were:
  • Italian meatballs with tomato relish
  • Garlic and lemon prawn skewers
  • Zucchini and haloumi fritters with minted Greek yoghurt
  • Kumara, fetta and spinach frittata with prosciutto
  • Hand-made sushi pieces
  • Minted Moroccan lamb on polenta cakes
Karen Will Cater also provided a delicious Mediterranean chicken dish of lovely legs in a tomato sauce with olives and mushrooms with rice.  While there was plenty of finger food it was good to be able to serve something a bit more substantial to those that stayed on.  

As my sister and niece made a gluten-free orange and almond cake, we didn't order any of Karen's gluten-free sweet options, which include mini meringue nests with fresh cream and seasonal fruit, vanilla bean pannacotta, expresso-sized chocolate macadamia mousse and red wine poached corella pears.

As well as being our wait staff for the night, Karen and her daughter-in-law Georgina were very obliging in opening the door for guests and putting flowers in vases.

She can also cater for diabetics, people with a nut allergy, vegetarians, lactose intolerant and those on a wheat free or low fat diet.

In my investigations to find a gluten-free caterer I also discovered Onsight Catering and One Earth Foods, who were both very pleasant to deal with and offer a variety of GF options.

1 comment:

  1. GORGEOUS gluten-free grub indeedy! Many rave reviews of the food - thanks so very much Karen - but we just wish we hadn't forgotten the leftover chicken dish in the microwave!! Agghh!! Thank our lucky tummies, we had another dish safely stashed in the fridge - YUMMY YUM YUM!!!