Is there a guideline to cook vegan in a restaurant?
We have a small family run cafe and we have added a vegetarian and vegan menu for our clients. The comment was made to us that we could not offer vegan items on our menu unless we had an area set up where only vegan was prepared to guarantee no cross contamination.
I know this can be critical for Gluten Free from personal experience and therefore we do not offer any gluten free items on the menu, however we can prepare them on request so long as the customer knows we do not have separate areas for this cooking. ie) it depends on their sensitivity.
So back to Vegan items. I do not want to mislead customers who wish to order the vegan items and we are trying to decided if we should take them off of the menu.
We are a scratch kitchen and food is not prepared in advance.
I would appreciate your feedback