The Environmental Health Department is responsible for the review of all temporary food facility applications and the issuance of permits. Most importantly, we ensure the protection of the public, from food borne illnesses by providing vital information on the operation of a safe temporary food facility (TFF).
According to California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) guidelines document, a TFF event can vary from a few low-risk facilities and consumers, to a large number of potentially hazardous food preparation facilities with thousands of consumers. Community events will often include many classifications of food facilities, in addition to TFFs, such as separately permitted mobile food preparation units. The increasing numbers and complexity of TFF events proves a challenge for the safe handling and serving of food to the public.
** PLEASE NOTE: The Temporary Event Coordinator Class discount will NOT be offered this year. The class and the discount have been discontinued.
Temporary Community Event Packet - (.pdf Version) (516 KB)Packet contains key information such as Temporary Food Facility Descriptions, Application and Instructions for the Community Event Organizer, Blank Event Site Maps, Food Vendor Instructions, Food Booth Enclosure and Washing Information, Food Preparation Planner Information, Blank Vendor Booth Site Map, and Food Vendor Self Inspection Sheet.
Temporary Community Event Packet, for Vendor - For this information, please check the Temporary Community Event Packet (above), pages 4-11.
Non-Profit Charitable Organization Annual Fundraising Packet -(Non-Profit Temprary Food Event). (.pdf version 531KB) Charitable non-profit organizations that hold annual fundraisers have reduced requirements. Packet contains program description, Instructions for Non-Profit Organization Annual Fundraising Event, Application Information, and Booth Enclosure and Washing Information.
Veteran's Fee Exemption Form - If you are a Veteran, with adequate proof, you may qualify for Fee Exemption.
Commissary Letter - A Commissary Verification Form, that shows you have an approved, permitted, facility in which to prepare/store food. It is filled out by the potential Commissary.
If you have any questions please give our office a call , and ask for the Consumer Protection Team. We can help you sort out which forms you'll need to fill out, based upon the information you provide to us.
Additional Information, Checklists, and Guidelines
Requirements for Temporary Food Facility Events
Temporary Food Facility Definition of Terms
Retail Food Sampling Guideline