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  1. #1
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    Nov 2012

    Default Dietary requirements for Christmas parties??

    Hi fellow bubhubbers,

    I am 10 weeks pregnant and approaching Christmas now have quite a few work related functions to attend over the next few weeks. I am wondering what I should specify for the dietary requirements... I haven't told anyone at work yet and only intend to do so in the new year.

    These functions are generally canapés followed by three course sit down meals. While I can easily steer clear of the canapés, the sit down meals are a whole different matter. For the first Christmas function I attended this year I just said no red meat in the hope of not getting steaks or anything like that. But I ended up getting a choice of smoked salmon or prosciutto for entree, chicken and soft cheese for main, and chocolate mousse for dessert, which I couldn't touch and ended up just pushing around my plate. The thing is my colleagues know that I normally eat just about anything and everything, so being suddenly fussy with my food will certainly raise eyebrows.

    I was wondering if any of you have ideas on how to get around this, and what would you write down for dietary requirements? I don't really want to say "no cold or uncooked meat, raw eggs, soft cheese, shellfish" - we all know the list is endless!

    What do you think...?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Default Dietary requirements for Christmas parties??

    Go vegetarian. Then you just have to hope there is no cold soft cheeses.... Or suddenly start a detox diet, no alcohol, caffeine, cheese or meat. People will think you are a little strange for a while, but once you announce it will all become clear :-)
    Good luck!


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