Food trucks are returning to Whistler's parks!
Following a successful pilot season in 2016, the RMOW is now accepting applications for Food Trucks to operate at Rainbow Park and Lost Lake Park for the summer of 2017.
The program will see one food truck every day in both parks from July 1 to September 4.
With 127 food truck days available to be scheduled, the food truck program is a great opportunity for existing restaurants or food service operators who may have considered a food truck as a means to grow or add value to their business. The food truck program allows restaurants to sell food to guests and residents in a fun, outdoor setting.
Lost Lake and Rainbow Parks will have one food truck per site per day. Food served can range from every continent and food group. The selection criteria emphasizes healthy choices and utilizing local product and suppliers. Vendors also need to provide the usual concession offerings of pop, chips and ice cream, based on feedback from the 2016 program. Using compostable food containers and less prepackaging will also be considered in the selection process as part of a mandate to help reduce waste.
To participate, food truck vendors will need to submit an application to the RMOW by March 31, 2017. Successful applicants will also be placed on a pre-approved vendors list for park space rentals that will be made available to groups seeking food service options for events booked for private groups.
- February 9 to March 31: Application period
- April 18: Notification of successful applicants
- April 19: Scheduling confirmed with the program consultant
- July 1 to September 4: 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 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
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 4, 2017. 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