I am going to have a wine tasting event where food is donated and sampled by patrons; do I need a temporary food permit?
Yes. If tickets to the wine tasting event are open to the public and food will be served, a temporary food establishment permit must be obtained for each separate food vendor. The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) has established a conditional maximum temporary food establishment fee for individual sample and tasting events promoted by non-profit organizations. The maximum fee ($200) will be charged for twenty (20) or fewer vendors for each qualifying event and applies to samples only. Each permit application for temporary food establishments in excess of the twenty (20) allowed under the maximum fee shall be assessed the non-profit temporary food establishment permit fee ($25) as set by the WCHD. In order to qualify for this fee, the event promoter must provide proof of non-profit status.