A licensed and insured caterer MUST be used for all food SERVED at your event. A copy of your insured caterer's license must be on file ONE (1)) month prior to your event. If a caterer is not used, this waiver must be completed, signed, and submitted to Leisure Services at least thirty (30) days prior to your event date. If a caterer is not utilized, the food must be served from furnished trays (Publix, etc.).
However, the City of Cocoa (the "City") recognizes that occasionally events have special circumstances in which catering options do not meet the needs of the event. These special circumstances may include certain non-profit charity functions running fundraising events and private groups having a "potluck" party wherein the group members bring in food to share with other group members. In such cases, the City MAY permit the Organization to serve Non-Catered Food (where individual members of the Organization bring in a food item). Under no circumstances will the City allow events consisting of greater than one hundred (100) people to serve Non-Catered Food.
If the City allows the Organization to provide Non-Catered Food, the Organization hereby warrants and confirms that the information contained within, to the best of the Organization's knowledge, is true and correct, and further certifies that the Organization and each individual bringing in Non-Catered Food has read the USDA food and safety inspection service flier, 7 Food Safety Steps for Successful Community Meals, which accompanies this form. Furthermore. if the City allows the Organization to provide Non-Catered Food, the Organization agrees to indemnify the City (as described below).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY THE ORGANIZATION BRING IN ALCOHOL, OTHER THAN AS DESCRIBED IN THE CITY OF COCOA FACILITY USE APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT.