Now that it’s summer, a lot of folks will be going to barbecues, and while they may be a lot of fun for guests, being the one hosting is a whole other story.
A new survey looks into the many challenges of hosting a barbecue, with a host's biggest worry being that all their food is tasty (48%), followed by providing a variety of food options for everyone (47%). Other challenges include:
- Making sure guests have enough food to eat (47%)
- Knowing what a guest with a dietary restriction can or can’t have (45%)
- Knowing how to cook food items that they aren’t used to cooking (38%)
- Making sure cross-contamination doesn’t occur (31%)
- Buying more than initially expected (29%)
Dealing with dietary restrictions is a major challenge for most hosts, with 47% admitting they panic or get nervous when they have guests who are vegan, and 40% of people expecting to have guests with some sort of dietary restriction. Overall, 80% of Americans say they're accommodating to their vegan guests, with the most popular food items offered being salad, grilled vegetables, fruit, corn and refrigerated or fresh dips. But apparently that’s not really enough, since 52% of those with dietary restrictions say they’ve snuck their own food into barbecues.
Source: SWNS Digital