1. Create your business: business registration, sales tax, name and logo, etc. ( NO SOLE PROPRIETORS, You must be a Business entity.)
2. Read the regulatory guidance from the Oklahoma City County Health Department
Select which link pertains to your business
Fill out the forms and follow the directions on above link. Then you can either mail FAPC the 6 samples with the paperwork or they can drive them personally to FAPC. (If you want to drop them off in person, please call Andrea Graves to make arrangements for drop off
Turnaround time for process authority letters is about 6-8 weeks from the time we get the correct paperwork and samples. It is encouraged to send a check or money order for payment when submitting samples as we do not release the letters until payment is made. FAPC does not accept credit cards at this time.
3. Submit the first application to reserve space to E3K.
4. Email the appropriate inspector the following information:
a. Completed the pre-operational document for the health dept (List E3K in any facility questions)
a. Sales Tax permit
b. Labels, if applicable
c. Provide brief summary of where you are in getting started
d. List your questions
e. Request time frame
example: My name is John Smith with ABC Cookie Company. I want to sell my cookies at festivals and markets. I have my sales tax permit, pre-operational document, label design ready for approval and am interested in using E3K as my production facility.
I have a few questions: Can I sell my cookies out of a display case without packaging or do all my cookies need to be in a package? I would like to be producing in three weeks, is that possible?
Please respond with any additional tasks I need to complete before scheduling a time to obtain my license.
Thank you for your time.
Attached is my sales tax permit, label layout and pre-operational document for approval
Oklahoma City/County Health Department
Food Manufacturers & Caterers
Mobile carts and Trucks
Grace Anderson Shannon Gambrell
firstname.lastname@example.org -or- email@example.com
This document needs to be completed before you can obtain your license.
If you are renting our kitchen you will need to list E3K next to any facility questions
If you are Jarring or bottling (canning) you may need a process authority letter
Contact OSU Food and Agriculture Products Center
5. Obtain Product Liability Insurance – E3K must be listed as additional insured and you must list a mailing address different than the facility address for your mail to be sent. Product Liability is required! Spoilage, Loss or any other insurance is suggested, but not required.
Suggestions for Insurance
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm *Office is CLOSED on Mondays (Clients may access the kitchen 24/7)*
Located @1408 N Portland Avenue, OKC, OK 73107
– These are the basic steps to get your business started.
Please note: There are other layers of business that need to be happening simultaneously such as setting up books, product costing, packaging and labels, distribution and sales.
If you need assistance with any of the above please see our consulting services page
6. Read Rules and Policies page and Submit the I agree button at the bottom of the page
7. Fill out the online application and pay $25 application fee via paypal
When you areready to meet with your health inspector,
contact us to schedule a time before your appointment with them to come in and sign your contract.
8. Schedule an appointment to Sign your contract and pay your security deposit. (Security Deposit equals 3 months rent)
9. Register on http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/E3K/calendar
(Link in the orange circle on the Client access page) to reserve your station and time on the kitchen calendar.
10. Meet with your inspector to obtain your license.
11. Obtain your City License
12. Display your license in kitchen
13. Schedule your time on the online calendar
14. Start production
Earth Elements Entrepreneurs Kitchen | 1408 N Portland Oklahoma City OK 73107 USA | 1.405-673.7945 | firstname.lastname@example.org