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Thomas Caterers of Distinction: Featured in July Catersource Article

Tuesday, August 30, 2016  
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As modern technology and modern cuisine progress, people have become more conscious of their diets and their allergies. In our 2015 year-end survey of ICA members, caterers said they dealt with more dietary needs and restrictions than ever before. This presents an interesting challenge to caterers: how do you create flavorful dishes for these clients without using traditional ingredients?


We asked ICA caterers to show us some of their creative, delicious dishes that fulfill the dietary requirements of clients, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher, halaal, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free cuisine. Explore their innovative eats.



Dish: Cilantro Corn Fritters served with Spiced Indian Red Rice and a Sweet Tamarind Chutney garnished with Chickpea Sesame Crackers and Cilantro Micros
Created by: Thomas Caterers of Distinction (Indianapolis)
Dietary needs met: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free


Dish: Roasted Bell Pepper Panini with Fresh Basil Pesto, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato and Lettuce on sliced French Bread
Created by: Tasty Catering (Chicago)
Dietary needs met: vegetarian


The best way to handle dietary restrictions? Don't see them as a hassle—see them as a challenge! And when chefs and caterers are challenged, it leads to amazing dishes and happy clients.


Get Fresh, July 2016 Written By: Jamie Pritscher

Thomas Caterers of Distinction, BG Events and Catering and Tasty Catering are proud members of the ICA. To learn more about the ICA, visit

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