Joel J. Schaefer
Published June 21, 2011
Reference - 376 Pages - 62 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781439828045 - CAT# K11383
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An increasing number of people have food allergies or require special diets, and they are dining out more often. As a food service professional, how do you accommodate the needs of these customers? Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation brings together a vast store of knowledge and practical advice for people working in the food service industry.
This handy reference contains tools for cooks, managers, and chefs to help them create and modify recipes that meet the needs of people afflicted with multiple food allergies. It discusses the special dietary needs of those with autism, celiac disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, and phenylketonuria (PKU), as well as diets for people who are vegetarian or vegan.
The former manager of Product Development and Special Diets for Walt Disney World® Resort and an experienced trainer, the author goes through step-by-step processes for the kitchen and front of the house. Reviewing the main foods that cause allergic reactions—eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nuts, fish and shellfish, soy, wheat, and corn—he explains how to identify the ingredients, by-products, and derivatives in food labels. The author provides information on specialty products to enhance menu offerings and reduce liability issues. He also offers ideas on reviewing kitchen procedures to identify ways to prevent cross-contact and cross-contamination of food.
Written for large food service corporations and hotel and restaurant chains to use when training their staff, this book contains information on cooking for and serving those with food allergies and special dietary needs. Using basic terminology, this book is suitable for home cooks as well.Videos of the author working in the kitchen can be found on his Youtube channel.
He also maintains a website at allergychefs.com
Introduction: The Unpleasant Past Leads to a Bright Future
Part I: Knowledge
Food Allergies and the Food Service Industry
What Is a Food Allergy or Intolerance?
Facts and Statistics
Do Food Allergies Affect More Children Than Adults?
Food Allergy Statistics from Other Countries
Global Market Research Report
The Food Service Industry’s Responsibility
How Do Food Allergic Reactions Work?
Food Allergy Symptoms
Treatment for Food Allergy
How Allergens Are Introduced to the Body
Methods of Allergen Introduction into Food
Food Allergies Today
Chapter in Review
Major Food Allergens Revealed
Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act
Consumer Advisory Statements
A Brief History of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Regulations
Notice to Manufacturers
Statement of Policy for Labeling and Preventing Cross-Contact
Food Good Manufacturing Practices Modernization Working Group
The Food and Drug Administration’s 2005 Food Code
Food Allergen Summary
Egg: The Versatile Ingredient
Milk: The Main Event
Peanuts and Tree Nuts Are Not the Same But Are Just as Deadly
Fish and Shellfish
Soy: The Manufacturers’ Ingredient
Wheat Is Part of Every Menu
Corn: Is It an Allergy or Intolerance?
Part II: Skills
The Real Life Experiences of Gina Clowes, Mom and
President of AllergyMoms.com
Building a Communication Process
Liability Cost and the Bottom Line
Communication Process Flow
The Guests’ Responsibility
Food Allergy Training
The 4 R’s for the Front of the House
HACCP Plan for Food Allergen Safety
The 4 R’s for the Kitchen
In the Test Kitchen
Suggested Products for Styles of Service
Points to Remember
Part III: Abilities
Recipes for the Professional Kitchen
Recipe Conversion Formula
Staples for the Kitchen
Appetizers and Condiments
Salads and Salad Dressings
Soups and Stews
Appendix: Support Organizations, Books, Specialty Equipment, and Index
Cookbooks and Magazines
Specialty Equipment—Chef Joel’s Recommendations
"Not only can the existing realm of professionals in the industry benefit from the information, it's a book that will be extremely useful on the educational front as a tool in culinary schools and universities for training future generations of food service professionals. ... It should be required reading in all food service curriculum."
—Suzanne Bowland, Founder/Executive Producer, GF Culinary Productions, Inc., Denver, Colorado, USA
"This book is a step-by-step guide to setting up an allergy-friendly restaurant kitchen, training staff (front of the house and kitchen) and deftly communicating with guests. Written for restaurant management, it includes great recipes for the professional kitchen but it’s also full of useful facts and stats for those navigating unknown eateries. Here’s the insider’s perspective on what to look for, ask for and watch out for when dining out."
— Living Without Review, FEB-MAR 2012