When you are hosting a BBQ event, there's no way that you are going to totally satisfy every guest. There are too many different allergies, food preferences, and diets for you to accommodate them all with a single catering menu. However, there are ways that you can tweak what you order from the caterer in order to make sure that no one leaves your event hungry. Here are some tips for making this happen at your BBQ event.
1. Provide One Vegetarian Option
You don't necessarily have to provide an entree for your vegetarian guests unless they are making up the bulk of your guests. Instead, you need to provide one option that has enough protein to get your vegetarians through the event. One option for a BBQ catered event is to have grilled tofu that your guests can use to enjoy your stupendous array of different BBQ sauces. Other options include grilled vegetables and any other vegetarian side dishes that go well with BBQ food.
If you only have a single vegetarian guest, talk to the BBQ caterers to see if they can make him or her one special meal that you can give to him or her discreetly.
2. Have the Sodium Levels of the Sauces Posted
Place a piece of paper on each table of your event that has a quick rundown of the sodium content of each of the BBQ sauces. This will allow anyone who is trying to reduce their sodium intake to make a decision about the sauce that they are going to choose ahead of time, before they even go up to get their food. Doing this allows people trying to watch their sodium to avoid having to hold up the line to inspect the posted sodium levels on each of the BBQ sauce bottles.
3. Don't Make Slathering the Meat in BBQ Sauce Mandatory
Finally, allow your guests to choose whether or not they want BBQ sauce on their meat. Some people don't like BBQ sauce but do like the smoky flavor of the meat used for the BBQ. By allowing your guests to choose whether or not they want sauce, you increase the chances of everyone being able to find some food that they can eat at your event. This allows you to make it far more likely that everyone is going to enjoy your event.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in BBQ catering.