New Allergy Procedures for Food and Wine Festival

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So Excited to share that there are NEW procedures for Food Allergy orders at Food and Wine this year!

In the Spring, we learned that the festival kitchens had implemented allergen procedures to reduce cross contact. But, this was totally new, because in 2019 the food allergy community was always told that booths were not safe.

However, we all started to notice a difference in 2021 when we had the new option to “phone a Chef” over ingredients which has snowballed into now…

Let’s talk about the NEW procedures and what this means for those of us with food restrictions!

***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***

Updated Allergen Procedures for Food and Wine Festival 2022

Quick note, this is my personal experience as I don’t work for Disney, so this will likely get tweaked as the festival progresses. I’ll update here and on social media.

Here’s the new Procedures for Disney Owned booths.¬†

  1. Declare your allergen 
  2. Cast Member Cashier will Call a Chef 
  3. Cast Member Casher will Hand phone to culinary if they are able to accommodate the allergen 
  4. Cast Member Cashier should note “Allergy” on receipt
  5. Inside the booth, the culinary team should do a Glove change/allergy prep 
  6. Your Food is served to you with an Allergy stick 

****Below I’ll show pictures of what this looks like!

This is different for Third party booths.

There you will, Declare allergens. Look at ingredient sheets or allergy list (changes depending on the booth). Or they may call a Chef. Then you can order depending on your comfort level.  

  • France¬†
  • Italy¬†
  • Japan¬†
  • China¬†
  • Mexico¬†

Learn more about Third Party ‘independent contractors” at Disney World here.

Updated Allergen Procedures for Food and Wine Festival 2022 Photos

When an item is modified, it is given an allergy stick as shown below… these are at all Disney Owned Booths.

It does seem that if an item is already marked gluten friendly, that they do not add the allergy stick. For instance, at Brazil, the Brazillian Cheese Bread is already marked with a “G” for gluten friendly. There was no allergy stick for the cheese bread.

But when I later went to Kenya (and also several other locations) when I needed a modification, they added the stick. Maybe this will become more consistent?

At France, which is a third party, I was shown a laminated sheet, and also got to talk to a Chef. At France, Italy and Mexico, allergy sticks were not used.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am so happy for our community! I know that we’ll be seeing an allergy menu eventually (as that’s what Disneyland has!) and I’m so excited to see what happens over the next few years.

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