Are you thinking of hosting or coordinating an event?
Each year thousands of people attend festivals, firework displays, carnivals, and runs. Many times foods and beverages are offered to the public at these events. In an effort to keep our food chain and our communities safe and healthy the Event Plans are reviewed and inspections are conducted of each Temporary Food Establishment. The Temporary Food Vendors - What you need to know to obtain a permit! brochure is a useful tool to determine what it will take to serve the foods desired.
In order to host these types of events, the designated coordinator needs to ensure the following 3 documents are completed for the local health department when food or beverages will be offered to the public:
The organizer of a single event or celebration where food is to be provided must complete an Event Coordinator Application. This form provides necessary information to support the single event or celebration and designate the recognized food vendors.
A deadline of 2 weeks prior to the event date has been placed on timely application submittal for the Event Coordinator Application to ensure ample time given to review the plans for necessary sanitation controls are planned for and also to ensure that all food vendors are given the opportunity to submit their food vendor application in for review in a timely manner. Applications submitted less than two weeks prior to the date of the single event or celebration will be assessed a $100.00 administrative late fee.
The food vendor(s) is/are responsible for submitting the Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application.