Food Service Establishments

Food Service Establishments


A FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT (FSE) is a place where food is prepared and intended for individual portion service and includes the site at which the individual portions are provided, whether consumption occurs on or off premises.  

A CATERER is a person who prepares, furnishes, or prepares and furnishes food intended for individual portion service at the premises of the consumer, whether such premises are temporary or permanent.  A CATERER is considered a FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT operator and is required to operate in conformance with the code.



 The application for a Food Service Establishment is the same one used for a Caterer. Download a copy of a Permit  Application for a Food Service Establishment.

The regulations governing food service establishments and catering are found in Subpart 14-1 of the NYS Sanitary Code.