Corporate catering leader and online food for the office specialist Order-In, has revealed that nearly half of their orders now include special diet needs. This comes as no surprise considering 1 in 5 Aussies currently live with an intolerance or allergy. Voluntary diets have seen a steep rise to popularity in recent years. Walk into any supermarket; you’ll be faced with “free from” labels in every direction you look.
When ordering catering for the office, you also need to be sensitive of religious or lifestyle dietary preferences, as 7% of Australians do not consume certain foods for cultural, religious or ethical reasons.
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Jonathan Rowley, Managing Director of Order-In says, “We’ve seen some very unusual, sometimes even questionable, dietary requests over the years. You would be surprised by how many special diets exist, but we do try our best to have an option for everyone”.
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