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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Diet restrictions outside dinner at MDRs

Any suggestions for the best way to handle diet restrictions outside of dinner at the MDRs? As I have read, the servers are extremely accommodating during dinner. What options will there be for breakfast and lunch?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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I have a gluten issue and love doing lunch in the MDR. When you give them your room number it flags my allergy so the server is aware of it. I have seen servers who have handled my issue switch to our table in place of a server that is not as familiar. Just make sure you have your allergy listed when pre register and it should be super easy. As a fail safe we do always mention it just in case.

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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Your head server will make sure you are accommodated for every meal. Castaway Cay included. Just let them know what you want to eat and they will tell you where to go to pick up each meal.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:01 AM   #4
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Your head server will make sure you are accommodated for every meal. Castaway Cay included. Just let them know what you want to eat and they will tell you where to go to pick up each meal.
That sounds great. It is amazing that in just a decade or two, so many places have become accommodating toward food allergies. Also says something about the number of people developing food allergies in the past decade or so.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
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Wow, just noticed you're leaving tomorrow !!! You're most likely packing right now!!! Have a great time!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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I remember seeing a woman going through the buffet line behind me with one of the head chefs ( I remembered him from a cooking demo) along with her. He explained what was in every dish and answered each question in great detail. At one point he phoned down to the kitchen to double check what kind of broth they used for a base in one dish. I was so impressed at how careful he was about everything. I hope this helps.
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Wonder why they ask for your stateroom number when you enter any dining area? (excluding fast food). Simple--your stateroom number is coded in their computer with an allergy notice. It will flash red on their screen so they don't miss it. If you are at a buffet, a head server or chef will be contacted to escort you thru the line. If at a sit down restaurant, your server and head server will be immediately notified. Your meal will be prepared "specially for you," no just taking something off a serving table (to eliminate risk of cross contamination). Sure, it may take 10 minutes longer, but the safety is worth it.

The only places you will need to be aware or ask for help are the fast food locations and the places where you can get snacks--Cove or Vista Cafe and the areas in the nightclubs. Again--want to know if you can have the chicken fingers from a fast food place? Just ask--the CM behind the counter will immediately call a supervisor to assist you.
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The only places you will need to be aware or ask for help are the fast food locations and the places where you can get snacks--Cove or Vista Cafe and the areas in the nightclubs. Again--want to know if you can have the chicken fingers from a fast food place? Just ask--the CM behind the counter will immediately call a supervisor to assist you.
I second this I eat at the buffets all the time for breakfast and lunch, and just have always had a chef walk me through. I felt goofy the first time doing it, until I realized that I could eat a lot more than I thought. The Chefs are super nice about it and go out of their way to make sure you get what you want. They will even make special dishes for you at times (for me I could get gluten free pancakes for breakfast if I wanted).
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