ALLERGY / SPECIAL DIETS 

(Secondary Schools Only)

 

Culinera understands that food allergens can present serious problems for some of our pupils who eat within our dining facilities. We ask our customers with special dietary needs or allergies, to speak with our Executive Chef / Manager or one of our ‘Allergen Champions’ on a daily basis to find out which food they are able to purchase for that day, and they will do their best to cater for this. Where possible we may produce a bespoke dish, if required.

It is not feasible to share entire menus in advance with customers as we produce and sell daily in excess of 70 items per day and our menus change regularly.

  • Dishes marked GF are made with non-gluten containing ingredients.

  • Dishes marked GFA can have ingredients swapped out to those made with non-gluten containing ingredients upon request.

  • Products marked V are made with vegetarian ingredients, however food/ drink preparation and cooking may affect this.

  • Products marked VE are made with vegan ingredients, however food/ drink preparation and cooking may affect this.

Not all ingredients are listed in each dish, please discuss any allergies or dietary requirements that you have with our Executive Chef / Manager or one of our ‘Allergen Champions’.

Despite our best efforts, our food/drink is prepared in areas where cross contamination may occur and therefore, we are unable to guarantee that our dishes/drinks are free from any allergen.


Our position on nuts - Culinera does not use nuts in any of the food that we prepare in-house and serve. We are however unable to guarantee that dishes/products served are totally free from nuts / nut derivatives. This is because, ingredients, for example, croissants may be made in a factory containing nuts, bread may be baked in a factory handling nuts, or some production lines may have machines lubricated with nut oil. In some cases and mainly within our Sixth Form outlets, we purchase pre-packaged products which may contain nuts products, for example cereal bars.  It is not always possible to list all ingredients in all of our dishes and therefore we ask all pupils with nut allergies to follow our special dietary needs process detailed above, which is to speak with our Executive Chef / Manager or one of our ‘Allergen Champions’ on a daily basis.