Caterers, Shared Kitchens & Host Facilities
Caterers provide food and/or beverages for functions. The food/drink is provided to the public at a location different than where it was prepared.
Home Kitchen Operations
Learn more about home kitchen operations in Santa Barbara County.
Limited Service Charitable Feeding Operations
Charitable organizations that wish to feed the hungry but do not have access to a full service, permitted commercial kitchen
Mobile Food & Commissaries
Santa Barbara County-approved vehicles will have a decal on their mobile food vehicle or on the side of a permitted food cart reflecting the Month and Year of Expiration.
Opening a Food Facility
It is our goal to help you become familiar with relevant state laws, and also to prepare you for the expectations of this agency.
Find up-to-date information about food recalls.
Restaurant Inspection Results
The primary goal of the Santa Barbara County Environment Health's Food Safety Program is to prevent the occurrence of food-borne illnesses through regulatory and educational efforts with restaurants, markets and other retail food facilities.
Our food safety program helps to protect the public from food-borne illnesses. Environmental Health Services staff conduct routine inspections of all food facilities and respond to complaints with immediate investigations.
Temporary Food Facility
California law requires the organizer of any event where food is available to obtain a permit from Environmental Health. Additionally, all vendors (both for-profit and non-profit) authorized to be at the event must have a Health Permit issued from Environmental Health.
Preparing Your Facility for Power Outages
The Resources section of this page provides links to information that can help you develop your business emergency plan.