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Based on California Retail Food Code (CRFC) Section 113739.1.
Environmental Management Department (EMD) regulates all catering operations. Catering operations must operate from an approved, permitted food facility where food is served, or limited food preparation is conducted, at a location other than its permitted location, in either of the following circumstances:.
A catering operation may be:
Catering operation shall not include either of the following:
Catering Operation Forms:
A Host Facility is a facility located in a brewery, winery, commercial building, or another location as approved by Environmental Management Department (EMD) and operates in conjunction with a permitted catering operation or retail food facility that already has a current EMD health permit. A host facility is allowed to have a catering operation onsite to conduct direct sales to customers for up to four (4) hours in a twelve (12) hour period. Host facilities are required to meet certain structural requirements and submit plans or obtain a field consult for plan review prior to being issued a health permit.
Host Facility Forms:
Permit Fees: There is an annual health permit fee and plan review fee for all permits above.