Complete and submit the following items:
1. Health permit application
2. Proposed menu and food service operations
3. Mobile Food Facility Commissary Review/Needs Assessment Form
All mobile food facilities must operate in conjuction with a commissary, mobile support unit, or other facility approved by Environmental Health Services to store all food and equipment and perform all food preparation activities. All mobile food facilities must report to the commissary on a daily basis for cleaning and servicing.
The commissary will be reviewed for approval by this department prior to granting a permit to operate. The proposed menu and food operations will determine the commissary needs of the mobile food facility operator.
*Exemptions apply for mobile food facilities operating in conjunction with a permitted mobile support unit. please contact our office at (805) 781-5544 for more information on mobile support unit permitting.
4. Commissary Use Agreement Form
A use agreement form completed and signed by both the permit holder of the commissary and the mobile food facility operator permit is required. Please note, if you are the permit holder for both the mobile food facility and the commissary, then this submission of a signed commissary form is not required. Click here to visit our page on obtaining a food facility health permit for information on how to permit your commissary location.
5. Written Operational Procedures for Mobile Food Facility Operators
If your plan is to perform catering operations at off-site private or public events and/or direct sales from permitted host kitchen in addition to direct sales from the shared primary kitchen facility, then written standard operational procedures are required.
6. Restroom Use Agreement form
Mobile Food Facilities which stop at a single location for one hour or more are required to secure restroom facilities for use by employees. A separate form is required for each location as applicable.