Gluten Free Food Choices

Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in wheat, rye and barley. To be gluten free, it means that anything that has flour in it cannot be eaten. Oats, crackers, bread, cereal, thickening in gravy, breading and salad dressings are just a few of the foods where you may find gluten.

Those that suffer with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease are constantly reading labels. It is seen as a fad but in reality it is a serious issue for anyone with the disease. Celiac disease is referred to as the wasting disease because the body can’t digest gluten.

When planning an event, it is becoming more important to find out what people cannot have to eat. Be sure to post your menu so people can know ahead of time what the meals will be. Have fresh fruit or veggie options that are not covered in sauce.

Talk with your chef to plan a menu item that is gluten free.


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for taking such good care of the team, coaches, and support staff this past weekend. The trip went very smooth and the team had their first victory over Millikin in 40+ years! We really appreciate your hard work and wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you and your staff that made everything possible. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Lauren Cavallaro
“I hosted an event for work at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel and was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the food provided by catering. I hope to host future events at your facility.” – Kim Mangan
Kim Mangan
My stay was delightful and very relaxing and staff were very welcoming. Thanks for everything.
Marry Ribben
My stay at the Decatur Conference Center was one of the best stays I have had in my many travels throughout the Midwest.  Thank You!
Irene Paliomentro
Your hotel is one of the best I have ever visited! Thanks for making my stay super awesome. I would surely recommend you guys.
Mark Anthony
I just want to say THANK YOU for everything. I thought the meetings went really well, the guests seemed to enjoy their rooms and stay, the food was fabulous, and we were well taken care of if we needed something. We didn’t have to want or wait on anything!! I have to admit I was very impressed!
Becky Garrett
I enjoyed working with you last December on our Christmas Party for the BLET. You are very professional and your staff did a wonderful job.Everyone at the party said the food and JR’s was great!We are looking forward to having the party again there this year.
Toni Cusanelli