Los Angeles December Market Food

This information is for local food and beverage vendors who are interested in applying for Renegade’s Los Angeles December Holiday Market. We’re looking for food trucks, on-site cookery, and refreshing drinks and coffee to make the Fair a destination for delicious chow, as well as the best in indie-craft and design.

• IMPORTANT DATES & DETAILS •

Event Dates & Times // December 13-14, 2014, 10am-5pm
Location // Grand Park
Applications Open // September 15-September 26, 2014
Application Notices // October 8, 2014

• APPLICATION CRITERIA •

We curate our food and beverage vendors to showcase a wide variety of flavors with as little overlap as possible. Food vendors do extremely well at the fair often selling out of product before the event is over, so make sure that you will be equipped to handle thousands of shoppers ready to enjoy your menu.

To be considered as a food vendor in our upcoming December Market, please submit an email to our Associate Director, Justin at justin@renegadecraft.com. In the body of the email, please provide:

  • Your proposed menu, which will be used to determine your acceptance into the event.
  • A link to your website if you have one.
  • Photos of your menu items, previous event photos if you have them.
  • One or two day participation preference (see below for options).

*Vendors with prepackaged items should apply using our standard craft vendor application here. The information provided on this page however, can still serve as an informational tool and any permit and health & safety requirements will be shared once participation is confirmed.

• FEES & ALLOWANCES •

Below are the pricing options for food vendors:

  • $200.00 – Standard food truck rate for one day
  • $375.00 – Standard food truck rate for both days
  • $375.00 – 10′x10′ space both days only

Your fee will include a vending spot for either one or two days – plus logo + link on the Roster, mention in our press releases and in three event eblasts prior to and after the fair.

When you vend at Renegade, your business will have the benefit of reaching a large and diverse audience. Our attendance has seen a steady growth with each new season and consistently provides a worthy means of networking for all of our vendors, craft and food alike. We heavily advertise and promote the fair and draw tens-of-thousands of attendees to each event that will have a chance to try your delicious offerings.

You are responsible for providing your own equipment, however tent, table, and chair rentals will be available to rent through us once accepted if you are vending from a 10′x10′ space.

• ACCEPTANCES & CANCELLATIONS •

Once we have reviewed your application, including your proposed menu and any photos you have submitted, we will email by the notification date listed at the top of this page. If accepted, we will fill you in on all the next steps, which will include information about insurance, permits, our vendor agreement, your logo, and more. We will invoice you once you have been accepted via PayPal.

In the event that you must cancel, we will issue a full refund up until one month out from the event. If you cancel your spot after that time, no refunds will be offered. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We have a long waiting list and reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit.

• LICENSES & PERMITS •

You will be responsible for the following:

• Food Safety Certification — link here

California Food Safety Law requires at least one employee at each retail food facility be certified as a food safety person by passing an approved examination. The certified person can be the owner, manager, chef, cook or any employee responsible for safe food handling and who may insure that other employees use proper food handling techniques. The certificate must be renewed every five years.

• Compliance with Mobile Food Facility standards — link here

• Current certificate of insurance with commercial general liability coverage in the amount of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence (certificate holder and additional insured will be shared once participation is confirmed).

• TERMS & CONDITIONS •

You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax (if applicable) for the items you’re selling. When tax time comes around, you’ll have to pay income tax on all the items you sold and pay the sales tax to the state where the fair is held. We recommend that you call the IRS for more info.

IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or www.irs.gov or http://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm

All accepted vendors will be added to our mailing list, so that we may send important correspondence to you via eblast. Those wishing to be removed should do so themselves once the event is over.

Thank you for reading! We hope this answers all of your questions. If not, feel free to email Justin at justin@renegadecraft.com.