We do alot of our cooking onsite. I'll have to see if that allows me to get different permits outside of just what you can arrange at local festivals.
I think the issue is - that some of us would like to cook a little, when asked. However, we aren't trying to make a "business" out of it.
There doesnt seem to be an easy way to "get over the hump". Either you have fork out the bucks and lease/own a kitchen that would be acceptable -- or just not cook.
I agree on the private parties. Gotta have insurance regardless of what you are doing.
Andy /Smoke on Wheels Competition BBQ - www.smokeonwheels.com