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Countryhb 08-08-2007 05:03 PM

Catering in Orange County
 
So I'm starting to look into catering in SoCal. Does anyone have any insight they can offer, especially geared towards LA/OC, for someone starting off? Are there any good resources I can tap for information about the endless hoops I'm going to need to jump through?

leanza 08-08-2007 05:31 PM

Grillfella might be able to offer some insight or answer some of your questions.

C Rocke 08-08-2007 06:02 PM

Country - My $.02


City of HB - Business License, insurance requirements
OC Dept of Health - Health certificate, insurance requirements
State of CA - Seller's permit, incorporation (if needed), add'l licenses

There is so much regulation relative to equipment required, food handling regulations, permits and certificates, and "local permits" required to do events and catering, or even acting as a "personal chef".

Big Mista just did some of the research here, and Big Brother Smoke may be able to help as well. Looks like that first win has really got you goin'!!!

big brother smoke 08-08-2007 06:09 PM

Call me!

Single Fin Smoker 08-08-2007 06:20 PM

Your gonna need one of those fancy chef coats with your name embroidered on the lapel like bbs has.

Bigmista 08-08-2007 06:24 PM

There are plenty of hoops. California ain't no joke!

Single Fin Smoker 08-08-2007 06:30 PM

I remember at cRocks last weekend some dude was walking by and asked me if he could buy some of the food I was cooking. At first I was flattered, thinking about the 20 bucks I was gonna charge him then it occurred to me----what if he chokes on some bone or some chit like that?
I'd get sued and have my life ruined for the 20 bucks I was gonna use to buy beer with.
Always thinking ahead, trying to see the big picture...

Norcoredneck 08-08-2007 07:19 PM

First pointer, get a truck. $hits hard to deliver on a skateboard. :twisted:

Bentley 08-08-2007 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 441163)
There are plenty of hoops. California ain't no joke!


Aint that the truth! I wated to see about vending at things like the Rose Bowl flea market...it was so farken conveluted that I say forgetaboutit! :mad:

Countryhb 08-08-2007 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 441185)
First pointer, get a truck. $hits hard to deliver on a skateboard. :twisted:

LMFAO!! Now that's some funny chit right there! Don't worry, I got that covered.

HB-BBQ 08-08-2007 10:10 PM

Great topic Country, I have been thinking about a similar thing down the line but have not researched it too much. Does anyone know how much liability insurance is needed and what you could expect a year to pay in premiums?

big brother smoke 08-08-2007 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HB-BBQ (Post 441278)
Great topic Country, I have been thinking about a similar thing down the line but have not researched it too much. Does e basedanyone know how much liability insurance is needed and what you could expect a year to pay in premiums?

For out here in Cali I would suggest 1 million dollars minimally and your insurance will be based on how much business is projected. I am at $454 annually, but it will go up as I continue to grow. The more gigs the more potential risk thus higher premiums. Does this farking make sense:biggrin:

Norcoredneck 08-08-2007 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 441309)
Does this farking make sense:biggrin:

Having trouble grasping the "MORE" part.

Bentley 08-08-2007 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HB-BBQ (Post 441278)
Great topic Country, I have been thinking about a similar thing down the line but have not researched it too much. Does anyone know how much liability insurance is needed and what you could expect a year to pay in premiums?


You need about a 1MM miniunm. 5MM would be better! Mil should run about $1100.

grillfella 08-09-2007 01:00 AM

Norco is right besides all of the permit issues. you need a good truck, for a while I was borrowing an old ford pick up until I recently bought my own

BBQ Grail 08-09-2007 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 441185)
First pointer, get a truck. $hits hard to deliver on a skateboard. :twisted:

Here you go...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bfs/391368116.html

big brother smoke 08-09-2007 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by trp1fox (Post 441334)

Hot damn! That is a nice trailer for $3000.:shock: :eusa_clap

Bigmista 08-09-2007 09:09 AM

Ummmm...that's $30000 not $3000.

Countryhb 08-09-2007 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 441422)
Hot damn! That is a nice trailer for $3000.:shock: :eusa_clap

Must've had smoke in da eyes...

Bigmista 08-09-2007 11:22 AM

Still nice for the price.

big brother smoke 08-09-2007 12:58 PM

Nope, just early and a little tekillya last night:biggrin:


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