Temporary Food Stalls

People standing by food stall

Food businesses wishing to sell food at temporary events such as fairs, festival, markets and shows are considered retail food businesses as they sell food to the public.

Temporary food stalls need to ensure the stall is:

  • Located in a dust free area
  • Away from toilets and garbage bins
  • Supplied with sufficient potable water
  • Is suitably constructed (ie. floor, walls and ceiling)
  • Fitted with food handling facilities for storage, cooking, hot/cold holding, preparation and serving.

Find out more by reading NSW Food Authority's Guidelines for Food Businesses at Temporary Events.

Temporary food stalls need to practice safe food handling and preparation to meet the same food safety requirement as other retail food businesses.

This includes:

City of Ryde provides a diverse range of events throughout the year. To find out more about City of Ryde’s events, please visit our dedicated Events page or contact City of Ryde’s Events team events@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

For all events organised by the City of Ryde Events Team, stallholders are required provide their business details prior to each event directly to City of Ryde.

For events which are not organised by the City of Ryde Events Team, stallholders must provide the required notification details to the event organiser who will then liaise with City of Ryde staff.