By Contributor | Resort Municipality of Whistler
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is embarking on new pilot program to allow food trucks at three Whistler parks in the summer of 2016: Lost Lake Park, Rainbow Park and Spruce Grove Park.
This is a great opportunity for restaurants to sell food to guests and residents in a fun, outdoor setting.
This “one stop” page provides all the information restaurants need to participate in the food truck program.
Three parks sites with have one food truck per site per day. Food severed can range from every continent and food group.
To participate, food truck vendor will need to submit an application to the RMOW between February 9 and March 4, 2016. Applications will be considered and those who qualify will be invited to participate in a food truck and presentation day in late March or early April.
The final selected food trucks will be allowed to sell food at specific Whistler parks in July and August 2016.
- February 9 to March 4: Application period
- March 18: Notification of approval and invitation to food truck presentation and tasting day
- Late March/Early April: Food truck presentation and tasting day
- March 31: Scheduling confirmed with the program consultant
- July 1 to September 5: Food truck permits valid
To apply to the food truck program, applicants must:
- Be at least 19 years old
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Be prepared to acquire a Whistler business license
- Have valid health permit(link is external) (link is external)for the Whistler area
- Construct a food truck with consultation and approval of the Vancouver Coastal Health and RMOW
- Follow requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 96 for ventilation control and fire protection (link is external)
As a condition of being granted a park food truck concession, applicants must show Proof of Liability Insurance coverage that meets the following minimum requirements:
- Inclusive limit of $2,000,000 Public Liability and Property Damage
- Cross liability clause with the RMOW named as additionally insured
Food truck permits will be valid from July 1 to September 5, 2016. Permits must be displayed to the public at all times and cannot be rented or transferred to another operator. Permit holders also:
- Accept the RMOW’s general permit terms and conditions
- Cooperate with RMOW officials
- Get approval before changing food menus by the Vancouver Coastal Health and the RMOW
- Ensure the vending unit is attended to at all times when in operation
- Ensure that the licensed area is kept free of garbage and debris generated by the vendor or customers
- Rainbow Park and Lost Lake: $70 per day
- Spruce Grove Park: $100 per day
There are no application fees.