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Program Contact

Zack Parsons

Senior Environmental Health Inspector

1390 Market St., Suite 210

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Office: (415) 252-3848
Fax: (415) 252-3842

Email: zack.parsons@sfdph.org

Food Safety Program: "Pop-Up" and other Non-traditional Food Facilities

 

To qualify as a Pop-Up vendor, you must have or obtain a Health Permit to Operate within the City and County of San Francisco. For example, a licensed caterer may operate a Pop-Up at a licensed restaurant if they obtain necessary approval from the Health Department.

 

A Pop-Up vendor can operate no more than three (3) days per week out of a currently licensed food facility in San Francisco.  

 

Obtaining Approval:

To obtain approval to operate, the Pop-Up vendor must submit the following materials to the Food Safety Program:

 

  1. Completed Permitted Kitchen Verification Form for Pop-Up.
  2. Pop-up Fee: credit card, check, or money order for $191.00 made out to SFDPH.
  3. Copy of Pop-Up Certified Food Safety Manager Certificate.
  4. Copy of Pop-Up Menu.
  5. Floor plan of pop-up host location: indicate all equipment, sinks, storage spaces, and details on pop-up set-up.  Identify all equipment to be used by pop-up.
  6. Transport Operation Plan: brief description of safe food handling practices in regards to the protection of food, equipment, and utensils from contamination and/or temperature abuses during transport from commissary to pop-up.  This will only be needed if commissary and pop-up at different location.
  7. Facility Operation Plan at pop-up location: brief description of pop-up set-up and safe food handling practices in regards to the protection of food, equipment, and utensils from contamination and/or temperature abuses at pop-up site.

**Important** The Pop-Up approval by SFDPH is location specific and cannot be transferred to another food facility. Additional application fee may apply for transfer of commissary and/or pop-up location.

 

For information on permits for pop-up and other non-traditional temporary food facilities, please call our office at 415-252-3800.

 

 

 

 

Making a Complaint

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

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch