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.
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
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
|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
For more information about the ordinance or answers to plan check questions, submit your inquiry through our plan check inquiry form.