Home caterers are anyone preparing or cooking food, including cake makers and cake decorators, who use domestic premises for their business. Following the suggested standards below will help you comply with the relevant Food Safety Legislation.
Do I need to register?
Your home must be registered with the Council as a food business, at least 28 days before opening, if you are preparing food or drink for sale, either to the public or another entity. This is free, and there is only one simple form to fill in, but it is a legal requirement and you can be prosecuted if you do not register before starting.
To register download a food registration form, complete and send it to the address on the bottom of the form.
What are the hygiene requirements for domestic food businesses?
Domestic premises may require some form of adaptation in order to comply with food hygiene law, they can also be deemed unsuitable if a room with a toilet opens directly onto the kitchen area.
There is a lot of guidance for food businesses available online.
For detailed advice on the structural and other hygiene standards you must meet please read the guidance in the links below.