Gluten free dieters have become a norm in the United States and across the world. This is because there has been an increase in knowledge about Celiac’s Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Many of the people who are part of those two groups have suffered for years before they were able to pinpoint their issues were do to the non-gluten free diet. Celiac’s Disease effects about 1 in 100 of the worldwide population, according to celiac.org. Though 3 million Americans have Celiac, the only treatment is a 100% gluten free diet. For many years the only option was to do hours of research to find a grocery who sold gluten free items. Now most groceries have brought on gluten free options. Restaurants have begun servicing gluten free options for these cases, but the catering industry is lacking these necessary options. I would suggest every caterer to have gluten free options for every event they serve. There many only be a few people who suffer from Celiac at the event, but it could be the difference in being hired to cater events for the guest in the future. When a caterer decides to offer a gluten free menu, they have to go all in. People who suffer from any sort of gluten sensitivity often find the gluten free options, but still have discomfort after. This is mainly do to a gluten contamination of the gluten free ingredients. It may not be a contamination at the local caterer, but rather at the factory level. Be sure to buy gluten free ingredients from a reputable gluten free providers. The additional cost will easily be made up in the long run by the additional business from your new gluten free clients. For a start, these are good gluten free items to build a menu around: * Unseasoned chicken breast * Ground turkey * Fish * One ingredient species * Simple Vegetables These ingredients, combined with the quality gluten free items from established gluten free provides will build the necessary comfort level with the customers. Branch out a bit, and build your gluten free menu items today, and reap the benefits later!