Food prepared in residential kitchens

If you are making food at home with an intention to sell at events, markets or other places of business, food business registration must first be obtained.

As most residential kitchens would not meet the standards of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, only limited food preparation for sale is able to be carried out. This typically includes low-risk foods such as cakes (without cream or custards), biscuits and jams.

Further information can be found in the City’s fact sheet, ‘Preparing food at home for sale’.

Any home business will also need to consider the planning requirements.

If you are looking to establish a Family Day Care, that includes providing meals to children, a food management plan to address food safety risks will also need to be submitted with an application for registration of a food business, where a residential kitchen is used.