here's what you need to be heads up about if you're going to attend a barbeque this weekend:
1. be sure to bring your own, delicious food to grill up, unless the host is preparing straight up cuts of meat. anything marinated needs to be seriously investigated to make sure that each ingredient in the marinade is safe for ya. burgers should also be checked out as there's most likely a source of gluten in there - bread crumbs, worcestershire sauce...
2. the area of the grill that your food will be on needs to be well cleaned
3. you need separate cooking utensils for your food to keep from contaminating it with the sauces or spices on the other food on the grill
4. watch out for any oil the host may put on the grill - if it's a spray, this is dangerous territory! if this is the case, opt for cooking your food first, or switching up your gameplan and pan-frying your meal on the stove instead
5. be friendly eagle eyes - get the barbeque master a drink, hang out beside him, and make sure that none of the sauce or spice he's putting on the other food gets on yours. this will also help you to either make sure he uses your separate utensils for your food, or just handle yours yourself!
*bonus: clubhouse montreal steak spice is gluten free, so if that's been your choice of flavor, continue to enjoy! (the montreal chicken spice is also safe)
if the rest of the meal is potluck style, get the full scoop on enjoying and staying safely gluten free here. and remember - always bring something that you'll love to eat so that you don't feel envy of the other guests' food! having savory food options goes along way towards being happily gluten free ;)
happy barbequeing friends!