Plumbing for mobile food units are an afterthought for patrons, but sufficient and legal plumbing is an essential piece of food truck business. As with any vending, there is a strict set of qualifications that must be met in order to remain a legal and honest vendor in the Louisville community, such as health department requirements.
Interested in striking up your own food truck business? You’ll want to continue reading as we’ve collected the best ingredients for operating a food truck in the Louisville community.
Requirements of Operating a Food Truck
Like any establishment that serves food, your mobile food unit will be required to operate under a health department permit, the Division of Plumbing and will have to undergo routine inspections to keep it up to code.
The health department and Division of Plumbing requires an inspection on the preparation and storage of food items, the cleanliness of the truck, and the food handling techniques of employees. During inspection, they will also check out the food equipment, trash receptacles, sinks and water supply. This is where St. Matthews Plumbing comes in. We are aware of the requirements held by law, and have the expertise to execute these projects.
If you choose to purchase a mobile food unit out of state, beware that Kentucky Plumbing codes are very complex and will inevitably require major changes to meet requirements.
The LHMD specifies certain features and equipment required for your food truck, including:
- Kitchen completely enclosed within the truck
- A three-compartment sink
- A separate hand sink
- Hot and cold running water
- A water heater that complies to Kentucky State code
- A wastewater tank 50% larger than your freshwater tank
- External power source
To ensure sure your facility is operating properly under the qualifications of your county’s health department and Division of Plumbing, you will want to consult a plumber with experience and understanding of the regulations. St. Matthews Plumbing has expert technicians that specialize in this field to ensure you are fully equipped with the facilities and abiding by the regulations set by your county’s health department and Division of Plumbing. Contact St. Matthews Plumbing today to discuss your entrepreneur journey with a professional who can help.