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Food Safety Program: Caterer Permits

A caterer is any person (or entity) who supplies food and beverages and/or related services to any off premise public or private function. Caterers are required to obtain a permit to operate from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  A Health Permit issued to a caterer is location specific and cannot be transferred to another kitchen/catering facility without the approval from the Health Department.  Additional application fees by apply.

 

Obtaining a Permit

Step 1 – COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

 

Step 2 – Sign the Form Electronically

 

Step 3 – Pay the Application fee (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a Complaint

If you would like to make a complaint, you may call 311.

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San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch