Any room, place or space in New York City used in the business of serving food or beverages for a particular event in which the public is not invited or admitted and where entertainment is permitted, requires a Catering Establishment license.
New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) assists individuals and groups opening food and beverage establishments by navigating City agency processes and reducing the time needed to open. NBAT provides client management services, an accelerated plan review process, and coordination of necessary inspections by regulatory agencies. New restaurants, bars that will serve food, bakeries, supermarkets, and butcher shops may be eligible.
Below are the general requirements that you will need in order to start your business:
Before you file for a Catering Establishment DCA license, you must make sure to have the following completed:
Please have the following documents and information prepared when applying for your Catering Establishment DCA License. Some requirements may have a link to a PDF document where you may print out and complete if you are applying in person. If you apply online, you will need a credit card and convenience fees apply.