Plates with Purpose was created after our son York was diagnosed with the Alpha Gal Mammalian meat allergy, our approach to eating away from home changed dramatically.
All of a sudden we took our own food everywhere, or interrogated people about the ingredients they used. It was hard to trust little cardboard signs as you were never sure if they'd been moved around.
I started noticing people at parties hanging back to ask which food was which, and the host's anxiety every time they were asked. I wanted to take away that awkwardness from entertaining.
Plates with Purpose offers plates and platters with specific dietary requirements labelled directly on them. Hosts, cafes and hotels can be confident their guests will know exactly which food they can eat.
I hope that the platters will help relieve the anxieties of eating out for those with dietary requirements.
York's allergy changed the way I looked at food. I hope that Plates with Purpose will help bring back some of the fun in eating out and entertaining.