I have been on here for a couple of years and wanted to finally tell where I work. I am an investigator for Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (Please no boos or hisses :))). I also have operated my catering food service while working full time. Having worked for the government for almost 20 years and this has helped me in talking with the officals with surrounding cities and the City of Houston when aqquiring permits etc.
Please don’t be afraid of dealing with health department. You have to talk to them and do things the right way or someone will complain and you will be fined.
There is always a way to setup somewhere. If you cant setup in down town Memphis that is just the way it is. I cant setup in down town Houston. Setup outside of the city limits in the suburbs that what I did.
I will help you any way I can to wade thorough the regulations.