[LCA2015-Chat] For Attendees with Special dietary requirements

Mike Carden mike.carden at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 20:40:52 EST 2015

Jim, I certainly have no desire to in any way devalue your experience with
the catering, but OMFG, if you came to the #openradio miniconf, you'd have
realised that the ephermeral distractions of the flesh (as embodied by
breaks for food, water, toilets etc) are transitory human failures.

The miniconf organisers were at pains to interrupt us with distractions
like schedules, food and water. Pfft! We knew better!

The record will show that geeks with soldering irons cannot be stopped.
Starving. Dehydrated. Solder burned. The openradio miniconf pressed on.

They said "Go and take a break or at least a drink of water!" We knew
better.Just one more chip soldered on.

We pressed on. Over hill and ...


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Jim Cheetham <jim at gonzul.net> wrote:

> Thanks to the conf for organising this ...
> But it wasn't flawless, and as Tabitha says these things are a major
> battle for some of us.
> I had a named plate at morning tea, but with a description that might
> have been accurate, but wasn't sufficient. It said "no dairy", which
> is good ... but also a start. I need to avoid other ingredients too,
> so I asked the caterer rep, and they had to phone back to get
> confirmation. Good, but not ideal.
> In the afternoon I didn't have a named plate at all, but some
> un-labelled food turned up; again they had to phone back to figure out
> whether it was safe to my requirements ...
> If we're going to have a system in use, can it please be consistent?
> i.e. always named, always with the full requirements listed/asserted?
> -jim
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:31 PM, Lin Nah <lin.nah at gmail.com> wrote:
> > HI all
> >
> > If you have indicate a special dietary requirement they are plated,
> covered
> > and labeled with your name.  This is on a table part of the group of
> tables
> > with food. The table is furtherest away from the rego desk.
> >
> > Please look for your food.
> >
> > If you can't find it ask one of the caterer's staff and they will help
> you.
> >
> > As for other meals, you'll find there are places in auckland where you
> can
> > dine. I've tried to list where you can find places for vegetarian, vegan
> and
> > some gluten free options.  The dairy free options would include those who
> > offer food for vegans.
> >
> > regards
> > lin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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