Catering and Host Facilities

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Host Facility, Summary of Requirements – Provide access for the Caterer to potable hot and cold water, mop sink, electricity to power portable mechanical refrigeration equipment, and a commercial restroom. Host facilities would be subject to plan check requirements and an annual inspection.

To apply to become a Host Facility please review the Host Facility Requirements to determine if you are eligible for a consultation or plan submission, and submit the plan check application.


Caterers Operating at a Host Facility, Summary of Requirements
Is required to meet the standards that apply to traditional caterers and additionally, while operating at a Host Facility - utilize portable mechanical refrigeration, provide an approved handwashing station in their food preparation area, and only conduct limited food preparation.

A caterer can also conduct traditional catering to private events. Inspections of Caterers will take place at their commissary and in the field.

To apply to become a Caterer who operates at a Host Facility – complete the Catering Standard Operating Procedure and submit via our Online Citizen Portal following our Online Plan Submission Instructions.

Please note that the Host Facility and Catering permits are additional options for food service - not a requirement.  To see all food service options for breweries and wineries, access the links below:


          Food Options at Breweries and Urban Wineries: PDF
          Food Options at Unincorporated Wineries: PDF

Catering and Host Facility Publications


    County News Center: Article
    Catering Pilot Study Findings and Recommendations: PDF
    Commissary Letter of Agreement Form: PDF
    Food Options at Breweries and Urban Wineries: PDF
    Food Options at Unincorporated Wineries: PDF
    Host Facility Requirements: PDF
    Host Facility Plan Check Flow Chart: PDF
    Plan Check Application: PDF
    Host Facility Plan Submittal Guidance and Checklist: PDF
    Catering - Standard Operating Procedures Worksheet: PDF
     

    If you would like to know more about the ordinance or have questions, please contact Nolberto Colon-Droz at (858) 505-6793 or at Nolberto.Colon-Droz@sdcounty.ca.gov