Originally Posted by loracle
Hi all; I'm having the same kind of concerns that @darthtrader is having (people willing to pay for my smoked goodies) and I'm wondering if anyone could steer me in the right direction for this liability insurance thingy. I'm in California (Los Angeles area). Thanks.
Need a Business License first, then a Tax ID number to collect and pay sales tax to CA BOE. Next, must either have the capability to "cook on site" for each job, or have access to a licensed (Health Dept permitted) commercial kitchen or commissary for food storage and/or preparation. No food for sale or free distribution may be prepared in a home or residential kitchen per CA DEH regulations. If you vend at a location, you must have a Health Dept permit for that event/location, and in many cases need a Serv Safe certification or Food Handler's Card. Heath Dept is the first stop based on your business model.