Source: Snohomish Health District - SCHOOL Food for Thought Newsletter 2019, August Issue
Temporary Permits for PTA Events
We often get questions about the need for a temporary permit for a PTA or other sponsored event involving the school.
Temporary permits are required for any specialized school event, publicly advertised, that involves food preparation or service to the public by individuals that are not school kitchen personnel. The public would be considered anyone who is outside of the school population. The school population is the students, staff and the families of students and staff. If the public is invited and they are charged a fee for food, a temporary event permit is required. If the public is invited and the food is given away without a charge, a temporary permit is still required.
Temporary permits must be purchased 14 days before the event from the Snohomish Health District.
The special event could be under the school kitchen annual permit if a kitchen staff member is on-site to monitor the event as the designated Person in Charge.
The exception to that is if a barbecue is planned for the school, outside of the main kitchen area, a temporary permit will always be required.
If you have any questions, call the Snohomish Health District at 425.339.5250 or go to our Temporary Food Booth page on our website.
Source Snohomish Health district - http://www.snohd.org/170/Catering