CATERERS LICENSE

 

CATERER’S LICENSE – Article 2B §31-1201 –

 

Established

 

  1. There is a local caterer’s license.

 

Authorized holder

  1. (1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Board may issue the license to the holder of a Class B Restaurant/Hotel (on sale and off sale) beer, wine and liquor license.

(2) Before the Board issues or renews the license, the county health department shall approve the food preparation facilities for a catered event.

 

Scope of authorization

  1. The license authorizes a holder to:

  1. Provide beer, wine, and liquor at an event that is held off the premises for which the holders Class B restaurant or hotel (on-sale and off-sale) beer, wine and liquor license is issued and

  2. Exercise the privileges of the license only during the hours and on the days authorized for the holders Class B restaurant or hotel (on sale and off sale) beer, wine and liquor license.

 

Duties

  1. The license holder shall:

  1. Prepare, deliver, and provide food for consumption at the catered event;

  2. Provide the service employees to serve the beer, wine and liquor at the catered event; and

  3. Ensure that at least one service employee is certified by an alcohol awareness program under §4-505 of this article and is on the premises at all times during the catered event.

  4. Holder shall submit a completed catered event notice to the Board of License Commissioners at least fourteen (14) days prior to the event.

  5. The applicant(s) submit herewith a statement duly executed and acknowledged by the owner of the premises in which the business is to be conducted, assenting to the granting of the license applied for, authorizing the Comptroller, his duly authorized deputies, inspectors and clerks, the Board of License Commissioners for the aforesaid County, its duly authorized agents and employees, and any peace officer of said County, to inspect and search, without warrant, any and all parts of the premises where said business is to be conducted, at any and all hours.

 

Annual License Fee

  1. The annual license fee is $1,500.00

 

 

Effect of section

  1. This section does not require a holder of a Class B restaurant of hotel (on sale and off-sale) beer, wine and liquor license to obtain a local caterer’s license for catering on the premises for which the Class B license is issued.  All other catering licenses established before May 23, 2017 are grand fathered in.

Effective July 1, 2016

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