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Serving Food at a Walla Walla University-sponsored Event

According to the Walla Walla County Health Department, at temporary private events where food is being served and charged for, or for which tickets are required (and the event is not open to the community), only one person supervising on site needs to have a food handler card.  

Please note the Washington State rules which apply to University-sponsored events:

 RCW 69.06.045 

Application of chapter to temporary food service establishments.

As used in this section, "temporary food service establishment" means a food service establishment operating at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than twenty-one consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. This chapter applies to temporary food service establishments with the following exceptions:

     (1) Only the operator or person in charge of a temporary food service establishment shall be required to secure a food and beverage service workers' permit; and

     (2) The operator or person in charge of a temporary food service establishment shall secure a valid food and beverage service workers' permit before commencing the food handling operation.

[1987 c 223 § 8.]

At a closed event (such as a departmental Christmas party) where guests are specifically invited (the event is not open to the community) and there is no charge for the food, a food handler card is not required.

How to get a food handler card

If you have further questions, please contact the Walla Walla County Health Department.

Last update on January 11, 2018