You will need a temporary food booth application from Vancouver Coastal Health if you are serving or selling food OR liquor at your event.
If you are operating your own food services, or operating your own alcohol service areas, you must complete the application.
If you are allowing other individuals or companies to provide food or food services, or to operate your alcohol service locations, you are responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate permits from Vancouver Coastal Health.
In addition, Vancouver Coastal Health has requirements for washrooms, water service and garbage disposal related to operating a temporary food booth or alcohol service location.
Open food is food that is not pre-packaged. Open food includes any food that is cooked, prepared or assembled at the site, such as:
Pre-packaged food is any non-perishable food that is prepared off site by a licenced facility. Pre-packaged food typically includes commercially available products like:
Vancouver Coastal Health regulates food service at events, including issuing permits for temporary food booths.