Free From People’s Choice Award winners named

The Foods You Can Free From People’s Choice Awards prize for Best Free From Chain Restaurant has been given to La Tasca.

According to Foods You Can, second place went to chicken chain Nando's and third to the Japanese cuisine chain Yo! Sushi.

Nominations for the awards are made by bloggers, with the general public casting votes to pick the eventual winners.

It comes after the Development Chef Awards Best Restaurant Menu prize went to La Tasca this year.

"We couldn’t be happier to have received this award and the fact that it was voted for by the public makes it even better!," commented La Tasca CEO Simon Wilkinson, of the Best Free From Chain Restaurant prize.

"Our menus are at the heart of everything that we do, so if our customers are happy, then we are happy. We worked very carefully alongside our Executive Chef, Anthony Bennett, to design a variety of gluten-free dishes that didn’t compromise the amazing flavour that Spanish food is known for."

La Tasca's food offering includes the likes of gluten-free breads, paella and sorbet.

Foods You Can has confirmed other winners such as Pizza Express in the Best Brand for Free From Take Away Pizza category. Here, second place went to Pizza Hut, with Dominos getting the third place prize.

Customers who have special dietary requirements are a common feature at restaurants, and staff in waiting hospitality jobs will be able to help the people they are serving if they can offer an in-depth knowledge about which menu items are gluten-free, which are vegetarian, etc, in case anyone asks.

This information will normally be featured on the menus themselves too, of course.

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