Writing Boots has obtained this list of special dietary requirements actually sent, with apologies—"I hate being high maintenance!"—by a business conference participant to the conference organizer.
Products containing milk
Products containing tomatoes
Raw veggies, except:
Nothing deep fried
Nothing real fatty
No pork or shellfish
If well-cooked, can handle the following cooked veggies:
If very soft, asparagus
Canned artichoke hearts
Fruits: Can't eat oranges/grapefruit but most others are fine fresh or cooked.
Tangerines are fine!
Eggs, chicken, fish, meat — fine except very fatty meats.
Most starches are fine if made without milk products, tomato, onions.