Vent hoods for outside cooking

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  1. cristi procell

    cristi procell

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    I am trying to find out the laws for cooking outside..are u required to have vent hoods ??
     
  2. cheflayne

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    Check with your local building department. To get a good answer be ready with some specs specific to the site, the equipment, and the nature of the operation.
     
  3. chefbillyb

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    No! Just think if that were the case. If your thinking of cooking outdoors for a group of people at a catered affair you may want to check with the City and Fire Dept about FireExtinguishers. 
     
  4. cheflayne

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    Building departments and fire departments usually work hand and hand together in these situations to make sure that regulations are met.
     
  5. halb

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    Define "outside". Is it out in the open or under a tent? Temporary or permanent? BBQ or what? Professional or private?

    In all cases I have never heard of a hood BUT instructions for the equipment being used as well as common sense should be followed. It's not a good idea to grill burgers and steaks under a tent that will fill with smoke and choke your guests. If this is a professional gig, the fire or building department will want to look around see that you have proper fire extinguishers etc.