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Gluten-free catering in bay area?

lucy.a Feb 12, 2008 07:18 AM

I'm new to chowhound! I've been looking for a gluten-free caterer and was told that I may be able to find one here...I haven't had much luck.

I'm having a party and want to be able to actually eat the food that i serve! Anyone know of a caterer in the bay area who can do a gluten-free meal?


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    jsaimd Feb 12, 2008 08:20 AM

    I haven't had to organize a completely GF event, but often caterers are able to adapt for me. If you are willing to work with them and educate, often they can do it. I have problems when my often just asks - can you do gluten-free? Even Whole Foods said no, but when I ask about taking care to not have wheat barley oats rye or soy sauce etc. etc. it works just fine.

    But if that makes you nervous, there is always Whole Foods...maybe someone will have more recs.

    What kind of food, event, ambiance, etc? For instance, I often pick up catering or party platters from restaurants I know will be GF.

    On another thread somebody noted that Brazilian cheese bread company caters. The cheese bread is marketed as GF so maybe they may be more knowledgeable (but maybe not)

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    1. re: lucy.a
      jsaimd Feb 13, 2008 04:40 PM

      I just happened upon this one too: http://www.tangobakery.com/

      Someone in the ROCK group (Raising our celiac kids) recommended these folks. I don't know what they do for savory, but they do GF baked goods.

    2. nicedragonboy Feb 12, 2008 09:23 AM

      Phil Gelb might be able to help you out. He's primarily a vegan/vegetarian chef but I understand he can prepare a GF menu as well. I've tried his food and it is excellent.


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        pocu2 Feb 13, 2008 03:16 PM

        Here's a website of someone in in the bay area who can provide gluten-free catering: www.feelgoodeats.com.

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          Momat32 Aug 5, 2009 09:42 AM

          Check out fullfridge.com. This caterer is well versed in cooking gluten free.

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