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What is substantial food?

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Having substantial food available when you host an event that includes alcohol can help to reduce intoxication and assist in keeping your visitors and the community safer. Substantial Food is food that requires preparation. Think sandwiches or hot chips as opposed to items such as crisps, nuts or pretzels.

Why is providing substantial food important? Because eating slows your drinking pace and fills you up. With a full stomach, alcohol is absorbed slower. For guests, that means a more enjoyable and memorable experience. For hosts, it means less trouble and confidence that you’re providing duty of care.

Use this fact-sheet to brainstorm some substantial food ideas that might work at your club or event. From two-minute noodles, to nachos and BBQ spreads, there’s something to suit almost everyone.


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