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A&AA Chef Card Template

A&AA Chef card 2024How to use your A&AA chef card:

In addition to telling wait staff or the chef about your allergy and asking a range of questions about the ingredients and preparation methods, carry a “chef card” that outlines the foods you must avoid.

Download the PDF file pdfA&AA Chef Card template (editable)82.18 KB

  • In the blue, editable section type in the allergens to which you are allergic.

  • Print off the card.

  • Trim and fold your card in half

  • Tape it together and store in your wallet.

  • You can even laminate it to make it more durable.

  • Be sure to make several copies in case you forget to retrieve it from the restaurant or to store copies in multiple locations.   

Present the card to the chef or manager.

A closer view: 

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Translated A&AA chef card template

In non English speaking countries it may be difficult to tell wait sfaff or the chef about your allergy and to ask a range of questions about the ingredients and preparation methods. The translated “chef card” in 21 languages may assist in communicating the foods you must avoid and how the food must be prepared. Each page also has a set of common phrases to have on hand when travelling.

Go to Translated A&AA chef card template

A&AA Mammalian Meat Allergy Chef card

People with allergic reactions to mammalian meats are advised to avoid all mammalian meats (beef, lamb/mutton, pork, goat, horse, kangaroo, venison and other exotic mammals). 
The A&AA Mammalian Chef card should always be kept on hand.

Go to A&AA Mammalian Meat Allergy Chef card 

Watch our short video on how to create your Chef Card

Note: The template has been updated since the filming, however the creation process remains the same.

 Content updated April 2024

Chef Cards


If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.