Mobile Gluten Free Food Van.

by julie
(suffolk)

Hi there, I have coeliac disease (any gluten I digest causes my damage to my intestines), and am really fed up of the lack of gluten free food that's out there. Especially at events, markets, shopping trips etc. I normally end up just going without. Even drinks can affect me.

So, I've been thinking about starting my own mobile gluten free catering, possibly in the style of a small coffee van. I would like to provide gluten free hot drinks, sandwiches and cake. Anything to fill a hole in fellow coeliac sufferers or even the fad dieters (which there are many!)

I have no catering experience so would be starting from scratch. Any advice would be fantastic! Thank u.

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Mar 02, 2015
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GF foods
by: tim

Hi, go for it, I had a sandwich shop and sold a lot of GF products. If you want some advice or ideas you can text/call me. I have some contacts of award winning products.
07737161695

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Tim

Mar 02, 2015
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Gluten free food
by: Tim

Hey

I had the simular issues, I have severe food intolorance to dairy and wheat And I was fed up with nothig on the high street for us to enjoy, so I created my catering trailer Business called Litebox.

What I learnt was, the market for gluten free meals just wasn't enough, so I adapted the business, but stuck with my key mission.

If you'd like to talk more about it, message me or check out liteboxfood and message me on there.

Tim

Mar 02, 2015
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Broaden your appeal
by: ed

Hi Julie,

I would say if it interest you then you could broaden your market to include vegetarians/vegans. This is a growing market. Alternatively, try and make some really good salads to go with whatever you are considering to sell in the gluten free line. I love salads and it is so rare to find good ones for sale. salads aren't just lettuce!! I would second the comment above that gluten free might have limited appeal on its own but would definitely work as part of a larger offering.

Good luck. I think ultimately if you are flexible and observe what the market is buying and change in line with that, you will sell food.

Jan 14, 2015
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Gluten Free Food
by: David

Hi Julie,

Good to hear from you. Your ideas sounds plausible, but I’m not sure how many people would choose gluten free food from the standard catering trailer.

You will need to create a range of tasty gluten free foods and then maybe attend, specialist shows, events or exhibitions that target those suffers to get some exposure. With your own products you could then approach local shops, stores; markets etc and see if they will stock your range.

Obviously, this is just a basic idea; you will have to do the research, see what is out there, create better tasting products and then target those who need gluten free foods. I would definitely take a deeper look at your idea and see how best to develop to the next stage. You could also start by using your own kitchen, but will need to register with the local council first who will advise you further.

You may also find this article helpful:
Start Sandwich Delivery Business

Wishing you the best of luck,
David

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