Hi, my name’s Alexandra.
There is so much confusion and misinformation about food and especially about food allergies, intolerances and dietary requirements. So this is my platform to try and solve this problem.
The idea behind Allergy Out is to let people read and write reviews on how well restaurants deal with allergies and requirements.
What I’ve focused on to date in my career is innovating and solving complicated issues through digital solutions – and that’s what I hope to do here with Allergy Out.
Allergy Out started out as a bit of a goal to build a website, after I was told I’d need to spend loads of money to get someone to build it. I decided not to let that deter me and developed it myself.
A personal reason as to why I became interested in this area is that my boyfriend has a severe nut allergy, this made eating and travelling quite challenging. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 7, way before it was fashionable (if it is even fashionable now days!) and try to avoid dairy so eating out together ended up being tricky, to say the least.
My personal mission is to make it easier to know exactly what’s in our food.