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Temporary Food Establishment Application (Festival Vendor Application)

  1. Temporary Food Establishment (TFE) Application

    This application must be completed and submitted ot the Craven County Health Department (CCHD) to provide information about all food preparation and sales to the public at any public event or exhibition within Craven County. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 days prior to the event. 

  2. Please Note:

    A fee of $75.00 will be required for each food service permit and must be paid within 2 business days of the submission of each TFE application. 

    Payments can be made in person at the Craven County Health Department (Environmental Health Section) or by phone at (252) 636-4936.

  3. Section 1: Applicant Information
  4. Street, City, State, Zip Code

  5. Section 2: Event Information
  6. *If the event is only 1 day, select the same date for both entries.

  7. Street, City, State, Zip Code

  8. Section 3: Permitting Information

    Please Note: The food service operation (booth, cart, mobile food unit) must be completely set up prior to permitting and NO food preparation is allowed in the booth until the permit is issued.

  9. Street, City, State, Zip Code

  10. Section 4: Water source and Waste disposal
  11. Please check the box that best descrives the source of water for your food booth:*
  12. Check the following box(s) that best describe the disposal method for the following:
  13. Garbage Disposal:*
  14. Wastewater Disposal:*
  15. Section 5: Food Preparation & Equipment
  16. Check the Box(s) that best describes your equipment:
  17. Cold Holding:*
  18. Hot holding:*
  19. Utensil Washing:*
  20. Handwashing Set Up:*
  21. Example: 30 miles, 40 minutes

  22. How will the food temepratures be maintained during transportation?*
  23. Section 6: Menu Items
  24. Provide a list below of all food/menu items and specify if the food is Prepped in Advanced or Prepared at the Event.

    Please include all add-on items such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions.

    Advanced Preparation- Includes cutting, seasoning, marinating, cooking, etc.

    Prepared at Event- Includes cutting, seasoning, marinating, cooking, etc.

  25. Food Item, Source of Food, Prepared in Advanced or Prepared at Event.

    Example 1: Hamburger, Smith's Market, Prepared in Advanced.

    Example 2: Tomatoes, Smith's Market, Prepared at Event.

  26. I certify that the information in this application is complete and accurate. I understand that:

    -Any changes to my operation must be submitted to the CCHD for review and approval 5 days prior to the day of the event.

    -A compliance check may be conducted at any time of operation.

    -All potentially hazardous foods (PHF) that I am serving must be maintained at approved temperature (41F or below for cold foods and 135F or above for hot foods) during transport, holding, and/or service.

    -Failure to maintain approved temperatures for PHF may result in disposal or embargo of the food.

    -Non-compliance may result in closure of the Temporary Food Establishment.

    I certify that I will comply with the requirements described by the CCHD Checklist for Temporary Food Establishment Vendors.

    CCHD Checklist can be found at: Applications & Forms | Craven County (cravencountync.gov)


  27. Type in First and Last Name

  28. Please Note:

    A fee of $75.00 will be required for each food service permit and must be paid within 2 business days of the submission of each TFE application. 

    Payments can be made in person at the Craven County Health Department (Environmental Health Section) or by phone at (252) 636-4936.

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