Temporary Food Event Permits

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of April 2018, all vendors participating in Temporary Food Events where they will be engaging in food service or sampling activities will be required to have a Certified Food Manager present during the entirety of the event.

TEMPORARY FOOD EVENT ORGANIZERS

After you have been contracted to host an event at Fort Mason Center or other park location, please complete the following steps:

  1. Ask your Point of Contact for the following forms: Temporary Food Event Organizer Application, Temporary Food Event Vendor Application, and Temporary Food Event Checklist.

  2. As the Organizer, please complete the Temporary Food Event Organizer Application form and submit it to the Public Health Officer as soon as possible (matthew_kozler@nps.gov).

  3. As the Organizer, you are responsible for ensuring all vendors complete the application and provide the required documentation (Food Manager Certification, Liability Insurance, and Business License/Operating Permit).

  4. Provide all Vendors participating in your event who intend to serve or sample food with the Temporary Food Event Vendor Application. Collect all required documentation and organize them into a Google Drive or Zip File and share or submit to the Public Health Officer (matthew_kozler@nps.gov) at least two weeks prior to the event.
    **Vendors who are selling or distributing items contained in packaging are not required to complete the Vendor Application**

  5. Check in with the Public Health Officer if you have not heard back five days prior to your event.

NOTE: Due to volume of applications, vendor materials (application & supporting documents) shall be sent as a group by the organizer unless discussed with the Public Health Officer. Any individually sent applications may not be approved. Please organize the documents appropriately to prevent delays and additional charges.

TEMPORARY FOOD EVENT VENDORS

The Event Organizer is your primary point of contact. Please complete the following steps:

  1. Ask your Point of Contact (event organizer) for the following forms: Temporary Food Event Vendor Application and the Temporary Food Event Checklist.

  2. Complete the Temporary Food Event Vendor Application and provide detailed information on the food products you will be serving. Also provide information involved in your processes for food preparation (heating, cooling, hot holding, cold holding, handwashing, etc). Applications with insufficient information will be denied.

  3. Submit the Temporary Food Event Application to your event organizer at least two weeks prior to the event along with the following documents: Current Food Manager Certification and your Business License/Permit to Operate.

NOTE: All Food Vendors must have a Certified Food Manager present at all times during Temporary Food Events.

FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION RESOURCES

If you do not have a Certified Food Manager, you will not be permitted to serve or sample food within the National Park. Please visit the following website for a list of vendors approved by the ANSI National Accreditation Board:

www.ansi.org/accreditation/credentialing/personnel-certification/food-protection-manager/ALLdirectoryListing?menuID=8&prgID=8&statusID=4

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about the Temporary Food Event Permit Process, please ask your Fort Mason Center Point of Contact or contact LT Matt Kozler, Public Health Officer by email or phone 415-561-4743. Email is preferred.

Last updated: January 30, 2020

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