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 Bitte geben Sie diese an den Koch.
 Ich habe ernsthafte

     Keine  Milchprodukte  (Milch, Rahm, Butter, Käse, Joghurt, Kasein, Molke, etc.).
     Kein  Ei                              (Ei, Mayonnaise, etc.)
     Keine  Erdnuss               (Erdnuss, Erdnuss-Öl, etc.)
     Keine  Baum Nüsse       (Mandel, Paranuss, Kaschu, Haselnuss, Pecannuss, Pinienkernen, Pistazie, Walnüssen, etc.).

 Verwenden Sie eine
saubere Theke, saubere Hände, saubere Pfannen (nicht der Grill) und sauberes Geschirr.
 Lebensmittel Berühren Sie keine anderen während der Vorbereitung meiner Mahlzeit.
 Verwenden Sie KEINE Inhaltsstoffe Cross-mit Lebensmitteln Ich bin allergisch gegen kontaminiert.
 Garen Sie Lebensmittel nicht in Friteuse,
wo allergenen Lebensmitteln gekocht worden.
 Vielen Dank!

 Please give this to the chef.
 I have serious Food Allergies.                                                                                             

NO  DAIRY            (milk, cream, butter, cheese, yogurt, casein, whey, etc.).
     NO  EGG                (egg, mayonnaise, etc.)
     NO  PEANUT         (peanut, peanut oil, etc.)
     NO  TREE NUTS   (almond, Brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut, etc.).

 Use a
clean counter, clean hands, clean pans (not the grill) and clean utensils.
 Do NOT touch other food while preparing my meal.
 Do NOT use ingredients cross-contaminated with food I am allergic to.
 Do NOT cook food in fryer where allergenic foods have been cooked.
 Thank you!
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My son's German Chef Card:
My son's English Chef Card:
Copyrght 2010
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Above, you will find the Chef Card that my son recently used in Germany and Austria, accompanied by the English version.  You are
welcome to use the design for personal use only. This design is the property of Food Allergies To Go, LLC and is protected by the Terms
and Conditions at  Please understand that you are agreeing that Food Allergies To Go is not responsible for the
outcome of your use of this information.  Please consult with you medical professional.
Chef Cards
Oh, how I am smitten by the power of the chef card. This is our first trip to a foreign speaking country with
our son and his food allergies, and believe me when I say I am very thankful that I took the time to prepare
a detailed custom German chef card to be used in the Munich restaurants and surrounding towns. There
have been times when the waiters and waitresses have spoken strong English, but there have also been
meals where they did not. In all cases, with some interaction between server and patron, and that small
piece of paper with black, red and green ink, the food allergy message was effectively delivered to the
chef.. And I worried less whether or not the chef spoke English, because the paper with the food allergy
message was delivered right along with the meal order slip. Each meal, it was delivered back to the table
along with the plate of food, stained and crunched, looking quite used, making me quite happy. One time it
was actually sitting on the plate in the food, but I didn’t mind because I know it had been in the kitchen to
deliver the message.

Personally, on this trip the chef card provided an elegant yet powerful weapon in the arsenal of my most
important food allergic diner. It delivered the message privately, loud, and clear. It minimized the stressful
public banter between patron and server while improving the clarity of the message that actually reached
the chef. Of course, we all know there is an inherent risk when dining out with food allergies, but why not
use all of the weapons within our power to create a balance between keeping safe and leaving home? Will
the chef card provide good results in the next restaurant? I don’t know yet. Will the chef card be as
effective in other cities or other countries? I don’t know yet. Are all chef cards created equal? I don’t know
that either. Will the chef card work for you? I can’t predict that.

Please keep in mind that I contacted the manager of each of these restaurants prior to dining there to see
if they felt the restaurant was capable of handling my son’s food allergies. And they responded that they
could handle the food allergies and that we needed to let our server know about the food allergies before
placing the order. Also, the servers in these restaurants were NOT young inexperienced waiters and

I put many hours into this design after studying German, using, and the
translate option within Microsoft Word. I printed the chef cards on paper, four per page, then cut them to fit
in my son’s wallet. I considered laminating one to be reused but he preferred disposable in case it picked
up any cross-contamination en route.

There are places online where you can buy chef cards, but I’m not sure what they look like since I have
never seen one. Of course, I can’t know how effective they are. Please tell us your chef card experiences
and let other readers know where you got yours.


Hi Ann,

I like your chef card that you made. I have used delicardo foodcards in the past which are pretty good,
they are also in German and English (I currently live in Germany). I like it how you say on yours that the
chefs must use clean utensils and so forth, I don’t think other chef cards mention this. Maybe I will add
such a note to the ones I have.