To avoid crowds and confusion, meal-prep help will be recruited before Baitcon. If we end up short and need more help, we’ll put a call out before each meal-prep shift.

The Baitcon XXIX Kitchen Manager is TBD.  They, and various chefs and staff  will be cooking meals in our indoor, stand-alone kitchen. The meat and veggie prep always stay separate. Meat, vegetarian & vegan, & GF selections are served at the same time.

Allergens will be labeled/noted for each & every dish provided by Baitcon will be posted at the event. Baitcon is only responsible for the food items listed on the menu here and posted at the event. Most items are made on the “mild” end of the scale but we do stock various spices and condiments that you can add to your food. We try to strike a balance between nutrition, flavor, budget, and the ability to feed 150+ people at each meal.

Warning About Cross Contamination: It’s going to happen. 28 years of experience says there’s nothing we can do to keep people from cross contaminating during the serving of food.

We work hard at not doing it during the prep, and we take serious allergy issues – as reported in your registration – very seriously.


If you have questions or concerns about the menu/kitchen, please email us at food (*)at baitcon dot org as soon as possible and no later than 6/15.


BC 29’s Planned Menu


We provide water (via cooler), juice, coffee, both hot and iced tea, lemonade, sugar-free lemonade/tea equivalents, cow/soy/almond milk.


Baitcon XXIX will feature eight meals, afternoon snacks and a bunch of ice cream. Meal times and a list of ingredients for each item will be posted in the dining area. Every meal features a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat option.  We will have a small amount of gluten-free pasta, spelt bread, soy dressings, and such available. We plan our meals with food allergies in mind and can always serve some of the items with toppings, dressings, etc. on the side.  Allergens will be noted on the labels for each dish provided by Baitcon.  If you are concerned, please contact us in advance.

There will be bread, peanut & sunflower/almond butters, jelly, butter, hot sauce, and other goodies for between-meal snacking.

Kids will be allowed and encouraged to go through the serving line first.

We cannot provide fridge or freezer space for individuals unless they’ve made arrangements (based on need) in advance. There will be space for medications, insulin, baby food, and breastmilk.

Some people may bring food items to share (yum!). Baitcon is not responsible for listing the ingredients in those items, nor can we guarantee any storage for them.

Ice cream will be served thrice – Saturday and Sunday nights around 9:30p and a kids-only serving on Sunday afternoon.  Please see the Ice Cream Page for more details!


Friday Snack – 3:30 PM

hummus, chips, baby carrots, fruit

Friday Dinner – 6:00 PM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

Pasta with a variety of Sauces – Marinara, red meat sauce, creamy pesto, vegan cashew cream


(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter, mac & cheese available)

Saturday Breakfast  8:00-10:00 AM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

eggs, tofu scramble, waffles, turkey sausage, yogurt, cereal, hand fruits, quick breads, juice, coffee, tea

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter available)

Saturday Lunch 12:30-2:00 PM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

Curried Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad, Hummus, Tabouli, Quinoa Salad,

Corn Salad, Bread, Lettuce (all items available as make-your-own or pre-mixed)

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter)

Saturday Snack – 4:00PM

fruit & pretzels

Saturday Dinner  6:30-8:00 PM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

Chicken Gumbo (no pork casings on sausage), Beef Chili, Masala Chole (chickpeas)

Rice & Salad

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter, mac & cheese available)

Sunday Breakfast 8:00-10:00AM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

eggs, tofu rancheros, waffles, turkey sausage, oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, juice, coffee, tea

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter available)

Sunday Lunch 12:30-2:00 PM – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

Hot & Sour soup, Peanut Noodles w/optional tofu or chicken, Asian Cabbage Salad w/optional tofu or chicken

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter)

Sunday Snack 4:00 PM


Sunday Dinner 6:30-8:00 PM- M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

Make Your Own Burritos or Rice or Salad Bowls

with chicken, sliced beef, seasoned tofu, roasted veggies, beans, corn, lettuces, salsas, sour cream, cheese, hot sauces, etc.

Corn Chips, Rice, Tortillas

(also bread, jam, pb/almond butter)

Monday Brunch – M/Veg/Vegan/GF options include:

cold cereal, fruit, pb&j, coffee, tea starting at 8:00 AM, and on to

leftovers – whatever the kitchen crew pulls out/puts together – later.

Also: Serve-yourself Ice Cream.


In general, every meal already has both GF, Dairy-free and nightshade-free options

For the 10-12 folks who have alerted us via their registration info to their specific food allergies that are not addressed in our general offerings, we will offer specifically tailored stir-fry or other options at each meal.  We will be emailing those individuals ahead of the con about this.  If you have not indicated food allergies in your registration and you want us to accommodate those, you MUST contact us before Aug 20th.

Key: M=Meat Dish V=Vegetarian Dish VG=Vegan Dish