Catering companies in Ireland can refer to several types of business establishments. A very popular way to start the Irish company formation procedure as a catering business takes into consideration the mobile catering companies. Even though they are not fixed establishments, they will require special permits and licenses, as well as satefy measures just as any other food company. Our team of company formation representatives in Irelandcan offer in-depth advice on the permits that must be issued for a catering business.
Types of Irish catering businesses
A catering business in Ireland can carry out its operations in several locations. For example, it can start its business activities as a traditional establishment – such as a restaurant or a similar location, but it can also be performed in the house of the person who has started the respective business. Most of the businesses that fall under this latter category are generally registered as sole proprietorships.
At the same time, catering businesses in Ireland can be registered as mobile catering companies, performing their operations from afood stall. Investors interested in opening a company in Ireland in this field are required to respect the legislation in the field related to food safety and food hygiene. Our team of Irish company formation consultants can provide in-depth details on the food regulations available here.
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Register a catering business in Ireland - a process detailed by our Irish company formation agents
The procedure of company registration is performed following the standard regulations applicable for commercial companies. However, in this particular case, the company may be required to receive an approval on the company’s activities from the competent authority. All companies operating as catering businesses are required to obtain an approval from the Health Service Executive.
Regardless of the specific domain in which the company carries its activities, it is compulsory to comply with the regulations for food hygiene, given by the Regulation 852/2004/EC.
According to the regulations of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), the operators in the catering industry are required to start the food safety training, following the FSAI training guides.
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