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Midnight Smoke
08-30-2008, 05:31 PM
How do you all protect yourselves (other than following all the proper food handling guidelines) when cooking for a crowd. At benefits, Comps, Catering or just a volunteer event.

Do you need a food certification or business license? Does it make a difference if you charge or donate? What if someone claims they got sick from your food?

Do health departments require anything, I'm sure this would vary by state.

I am asking as if I were to offer to cook my clients events what I may need to know.

Thanks

SoEzzy
08-30-2008, 05:37 PM
Insurance, license, food handlers cert, incorporation or LLC to protect your assets.

Midnight Smoke
08-30-2008, 05:41 PM
Insurance, license, food handlers cert, incorporation or LLC to protect your assets.

Seriously?

Bigmista
08-30-2008, 05:50 PM
All this is being discussed in the catering for the masses section. Drop in and say hello!

Paulie G.
08-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Protect yourself (read CYA) at all times. No matter what.

Kevin
08-30-2008, 06:38 PM
This is my personal experience. I cooked for a good friend and her guests liked it. One of her guests liked it so well she asked me to cook for a different event. I did not know this person and did not know who would be bringing what, and if they understood serve safe procedures. I had a bad feeling and turned her down. That was a good decision on my part. Someone brought some bad potato salad or something, several people got sick and the department of heath did an investigation. CYA holds very true here.

This thread turned a little sour, some people misunderstood the original intent, but still worth a read.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21067