Most children can go to parties and eat anything they want, they can go to sleepovers and their parents don’t have to worry about food making them sick, or worse, killing them. I know that I sometimes take for granted what we do here and how special our cafe, deli and bakery is for those children with Celiac Disease and/or Food Allergies. (see photos below)
A few weeks ago I was giddy, like a child, as we hosted a birthday party for 9 year old Matthew; who is Allergic to: Wheat, Rye, Barley, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Egg, Shellfish and Sesame. The best part was that he was able to have Pizza, Cake and a Video Game Truck out in our outer parking lot. Even better; Matthew’s friend, Nick, also has a Milk Allergy and was able to come in and order whatever he wanted and enjoy the same cake as the rest of the gang!
Twenty of Matthew’s closest friends and family were here at One Dish Cuisine Cafe, Deli and Bakery for some fun and safe food. I don’t know who was more excited, me or Matthew. It truly made my day to be able to provide a safe environment for him. Watching his excitement being able to have all of his friends at his own party was a thrill for me and the staff here too. The best part was that his friends were so thrilled to come to “Matthew’s Restaurant” and be able to eat a meal and have birthday cake with him; instead of Matthew watching them eat! His friends see him go without at school and at other children’s parties and they were so tuned in to how special this was for him. The best part is that all of the kids loved the pizza and cake.
This is what makes me wake up and smile coming to work each day! Just give us a call if you need to set up a special day for someone in your life.