Food Vendor Requirement
In order to sell foods at our festival, you need to do the following:
1. Submit a registration form to Cambodian Community Day with a fee of $150.00. Click either link below to download the form:
2. If you do not have food license, you MUST apply for a temporary permit from the city of Alexandria. To learn more about the requirements, please click on Alexandria Health Department link or call (703) 838-4400, ext 266 or 267 for more detail. You will have to pay a fee for the permit (read the fee below). Click here to download temporary food vendor application form. Form must be submitted to Alexandria Health Department by Augurst 20th, 2013.
3. If you are cooking on site and need to use the propane gas tank to cook your food, you also need to apply for a permit from the City of Alexandria Fire Department. The permit fee is $146.88. Click here to download the APPLICATION FOR FIRE PREVENTION PERMIT form.
All food preparations are subjected to state regulations and health department inspection. Vendor who fails the inspection or vendor who does not pay for the permit will not be allowed to sell. We will not be responsible if your foods fail the inspection. Each vendor is responsible to bring tents, chairs and tables.
TEMPORARY FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION FEES
Effective July 1, 2008, temporary food vendors must submit a $20 application fee for each of the first five applications submitted during the calendar year in Virginia. The maximum payment per vendor within one calendar year is $100.
Acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, money order, and Visa credit card.
Applications and payments may be submitted in person or mailed to the Alexandria Health Department, Environmental Health Division, 4480 King Street, 3rd floor, Alexandria, VA 22302.
Checks and money orders shall be made payable to Alexandria Health Department. Cash and credit card payments should be made in person.
Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are exempt from application fees, but must obtain a permit. Documentation establishing your tax-exempt status (generally it will be forms showing tax exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) must be provided with the permit application.
For-profit businesses operating temporary food stands at events sponsored by nonprofit groups are not exempt from application fees.
The permit holder should retain the receipt of payment and present it to the Health Department upon inspection on the day of the event.