We encourage you to use your best judgement when it comes to your own health and safety while eating out. These questions are just suggestions, and are not necessarily evidence that the eatery is certified Gluten-Free.
To see if the restaurant or eatery may be safe to eat at, undertake a few test questions with the staff:
- What are the options on the menu that are gluten-free?
- Do you have an ingredient list for each menu option?
- How is the gluten-free [food item] cooked?
- Do you have dedicated fryers and toasters for gluten-free items?
- How are your gluten-free ingredients and products items labeled and stored?
- Do they have dedicated gluten-free equipment and utensils?
If these quick fire question cannot be answered, the restaurant is most likely not a trusted gluten free provider. But always uses your best judgement.
Things to consider when speaking to staff members:
- Do the staff seem knowledgeable when you inquire about these questions or the gluten-free options on the menu?
- Do the staff put you at ease about their gluten-free options?
- Does it appear the staff are adequately trained in the gluten-free accommodations?
If the answer is “no” to any of the questions above, the restaurant may not be a trusted gluten-free provider.
You can recommend our GF-Smart training program.