No, if you do not exceed 25 sq. ft. of non-perishable, pre-packaged food items and crackers/pretzels that are served
to accompany beer or wine. The California Retail Food Code (CRFC) exempts this small level of food distribution.
Yes, if you exceed 25 sq. ft. of pre-packaged food (perishable and non-perishable food allowed) to be sold or served at your winery or brewery. The proposed area must meet all CRFC construction and equipment standards and be approved by Marin County Environmental Health Services plan check. Examples of allowable foods include: prepackaged foods like cheese, sandwiches, meat, and salads, as well as bottled beverages. All foods must come from an approved source, such as a permitted food distributor, permitted market, or a cottage food operator.
Yes, if you are a Host Facility for Caterers. Your establishment must meet all construction and equipment standards of the CRFC and be approved by Environmental Health with a service request for plan check .
Yes, if you are a winery or brewery with an Environmental Health plan check-approved commercial kitchen for full food preparation installed.