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Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by cupidspalace, May 9, 2011.

  1. cupidspalace

    cupidspalace

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    i am trying find info on trying to start a catering bussiness in nys.i do alot of parties for friends n family & decided i want to do it as a bussiness. what permits n liscenses do i need. i want to be able to rent a hall kitchen to cook in until i can afford to get my own kitchen. also what do u need for a moble home catering service if i ever want to go that route?

    thank you!!!
     
  2. chefedb

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    Every state, county, and municapality is different. You will also need a Fed ID Number.

       Regardless of where you are health dept permit required.
     
  3. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    Absolutely!

    You will probably need:
    • Business license, probably for the kitchen you will rent
    • Health department permit for the kitchen where you cook
    • ServSafe/NRFSP or equivalent "Food Safety Manager" certification (NOT just a food handler card)
    • In my experience, the EIN (Fed ID #) is only required if you have employees, it doesn't cost anything so it may be good to have.
    • Liability insurance, find a broker/company that understands food service/catering! Otherwise you'll pay way too much or have inadequate coverage.
    • and a fictitious name registration
    for starters...
     
  4. panini

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    mobile home catering?

    In NY no permits to anything home.