As defined in the California Retail Food Code, “Temporary Food Facility” (TFF) means an approved food facility that operates at a fixed location for the duration of an approved community event or swap meet. Community Event is defined in the California Retail Code as an event that is of civic, political, public, or educational nature; including state and county fairs, city festivals, circuses and other public gathering events approved by the local enforcement agency. The event must be held on public property and the organizer or sponsor is a non-profit organization for charitable purposes. An event may also be formally recognized by a local jurisdiction's adoption of a proclamation designating the event as a Community Event.
Environmental Health Division staff review applications and issue permits to TFF operators and event organizers; as well as perform inspections of TFF's at Community Events.
Forms and Instructions:
- Community Event Organizer Application - PDF
- Community Event And Temporary Food Facility Fees - PDF
- Community Event/TFF Operator Type 1 Application - PDF
- Community Event/TFF Operator Type 2 Application - PDF
- For-Profits Donating Food for Non-Profits Form and Instructions - PDF
- TFF Food Handler Training Schedule - Canceled at this time.
- TFF Frequently Asked Questions - PDF
- Temporary Food Facility Training Page
- Temporary Food Facility Training - PowerPoint Presentation
- Cooking for Groups; A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety - USDA
- Cocinando para Grupos: Guía de Inocuidad Alimentaria para Voluntarios - USDA
- Temporary Food Facility Resources - PDF
- Annual Temporary Food Facilities List - PDF
- Mobile Food Facilities List - PDF