Work Functions


Q: I’m not sure if you will be able to help me with my query, I’m very particular about where I eat and cross contamination etc, but I am faced with a dilemma.

I work in an environment where there is only one other Muslim and my company goes out as group and buys lunch for the staff but it has to be done in a group and from the same store.

How do I still partake in team building activities and still ensure that I am consuming halaal at restaurants etc as most of my colleagues eat pork and consume alcohol. What do I do, as I find it increasingly difficult to keep explaining my Halaal requirements and to still be part of the team?


We suggest that you make your own arrangements for meals. There are many Halaal certified caterers that you can contact for Halaal food. You can still be part of the team in all other operational activities.

Under no circumstances can you allow your right to consume Halaal to be compromised. Where the company purchases meals from a known Halaal certified outlet, then most surely you can partake.