Applications Invited for Food Trucks in Parks Pilot Program

Friday, April 9, 2021 – Throughout the pandemic, we have been encouraged to make the most of time outdoors, in the fresh air and wide-open spaces. As we work together to follow the latest health orders and support local businesses, the District of Sooke is offering the opportunity for local food truck operators to sell their products in select Sooke Parks.

Applications will be received starting April 15th and vendors may begin operating in assigned parks starting May 1st. Location assignments for vendors between Ed Macgregor Park, Broomhill Park and John Phillips Memorial Park will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors will rotate between parks weekly to provide variety for park users and input on the sites from the vendor’s perspective as the program is piloted.

Council waived $200/day commercial use of municipal property fee in favour of a $250/month “Food Truck Program” fee, which is on the lower end of comparable park fees in the region. A one-time $50 application fee and a $300 damage deposit are also required upon securing park space.

Vendors will following the guidelines set out by the Provincial Health Officer and are required to have Island Health permits and Food Safe certification as well as full liability and a valid business license.

For further details and to apply, please view the FOOD TRUCKS IN PARKS PROGRAM – PERMIT APPLICATION 2021.

Once confirmed, a schedule of food trucks and their locations will be shared through the District of Sooke website at sooke.ca.

Contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
District of Sooke
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678
e: cmoog@sooke.ca

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