Food Service to the Public

The Bethel Health Department works with many residents and community members who serve food to the public. Two types of Food Service activities are:
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Temporary Food Events (such as mobile vendors, food booths etc.)

Food Service Establishments

The following information has been organized to guide you through the process of obtaining a license to operate a food service establishment in the town of Bethel. This information applies to all food stores and food service establishments that are newly constructed, renovated or undergoes a change in ownership.

Listing files in 'Food'

  •  Food Safety Manual - uploaded on 8/7/2012 11:12 AM
    Important: This document provides useful information on the safe handling of food products and should be reviewed by anyone involved in food handling
  •  Food Service Plan Review - uploaded on 11/19/2013 12:23 PM
    This should be completed for any new Food Service Establishment. It provides a checklist of everything you will need in order to gain timely approval of your application. It also contains the following forms:Food Establishment Plan Review Application, Food Service License Application, Application for Installation of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Hood
  •  Food Vendor License Application - uploaded on 11/19/2013 12:22 PM
    This document is to be completed for ice cream trucks, push carts, trailers as allowed per Zoning regulations.
  •  Home_Bakery_requirements.pdf - uploaded on 11/19/2013 1:00 PM
    This document provides the requirements necessary for an approved Home Bakery
  •  Process and Guidelines for Food Service Plan Review - uploaded on 11/19/2013 12:21 PM
    This document describes the process steps involved in opening a Food Service Establishment
  • This document is to be completed for participaton in farmers markets, local church events, organizations, fundraisers, profit/non-profit events when providing any food/beverage to the public.
  •  Temporary_Seasonal License Application 2014 Form.pdf - uploaded on 11/5/2014 12:09 PM
    In order for this file to be filled in on your computer, it must be saved to your computer as an Adobe Acrobat file. To do this you must must download the file to Adobe Acrobat and save it to your computer. Once this is done you can open file, fill it in then print to add sketch and signature. The signed original must be returned to Health dept. at least 10 days before event.
  •  Vending Machine Application - uploaded on 8/7/2012 11:12 AM