Food & Beverage Sampling
If your core offering is Food & Beverage, we absolutely recommend sampling your products for attendees.
There are some forms you must complete which are:
- COMPULSORY: City of Sydney Council Temporary Food Stall Application (only takes 5 minutes max. to complete)
- COMPULSORY: ICC Sydney Food Sampling Permit Form (Only takes 2 minutes to complete)
- IF COOKING AT YOUR STAND: ICC Sydney Cooking at stand Permit Form (Only takes 2 minutes to complete)
- IF COOKING WITH GAS: ICC Sydney Hazardous Substances Permit Form (Only takes 2 minutes to complete)
- IF COOKING WITH NAKED FLAMES: ICC Sydney Nake Flames Permit Form (Only takes 2 minutes to complete)
Please complete these forms under the Stand Activity Form on the Compulsory Forms tab.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. Do I need to complete any forms if I'm just handing out pre-wrapped lollies, mints, protein bars or bottled water, that are not part of my core business?
A. Yes, but you only need to complete the City of Sydney Council form, and the ICC Sydney Food Sampling Permit form (in your case they will only take 2 minutes each to complete)
Q. Is there any cost for sampling food or drink?
A. The City of Sydney Council will not charge you for completing the Temporary Food Stall Application Form. In the very unlikely event that they visit the show and inspect your stand, they may charge $150 for low risk food or $210 for high risk foods (e.g. meat) as a 1 off yearly inspection fee.
In the majority of cases the ICC Sydney won't charge you for sampling. The only time they may charge is if you are handing out products that are larger than standard sample size and they sell the same products in their Cafes e.g. full size chocolate bars, full size sandwiches or coffee.
Q. Do you provide any refrigerated Storage for our sample products?
A. No, there is no refrigerated storage onsite. If you require this, you will need to arrange your own refrigeration pre-show and during the show.
Q. Can I sell food or beverages at the show?
A. No, as this is a trade show, you may only sample food and beverages at the show.