An approved food establishment that is serving or preparing food at a location other than its permitted location for a contracted food service event.
This also includes a place of business or organization that routinely contracts with a catering food establishment to provide food items for individual sale to employees or members of that business, if the food was prepared in a commissary and transported, displayed, handled and offered for sale as specified in these regulations.
Catering food establishment does not include:
- Food ordered as take-out or delivery from the food establishment that prepared the food, where the food is given to the consumer for self-service, including but not limited to pizza delivery or fried chicken delivery. Food delivered by a third-party food delivery service is not exempt from these regulations.
- Food that is brought from home and presented pot-luck style in a place of business for consumption by the employees of that business, without payment, as long as the business does not offer the food to the public.
- Food that is prepared and offered for free distribution to feed the needy, whether done by a charitable organization, a private citizen, citizen group, or a business.