Banquet & Special Event Venues

 

Information for Professional Caterers and Mobile Food Services Vendors

General Information

What is the Caterer and Mobile Food Services License Program (CLP)?
Whether you are a new caterer or mobile food services vendor or a current certified caterer for Delaware State Parks, this licensing program provides an opportunity for your business to join the Division of Parks and Recreation as part of an exciting team providing services at the Special Event and Meeting Facilities located in many state parks. The Division of Parks and Recreation has unique and elegant venues for meetings, conferences and special life events in Delaware. Licensed caterers and mobile food vendors are compiled into a listing that is made available to state parks venue users wishing to provide catering for their events. This provides easy access to catering services for park venue users.


How can I get my catering or mobile food service company licensed?
If your company would like to become licensed as a CLP, download, read and complete the application. Return all required documents as directed. Failure to return all required documents will result in your company not being licensed.


How long does the license last?
There are several types of licenses to choose from:
• Statewide Select License (includes mobile food services):
1 year
• Southern Select License (includes mobile food services):1 year
• Northern Select License (includes mobile food services):1 year
• Personal One-time Catering License
• Mobile Food Services License (Statewide): 1 year


Is there a fee for a CLP license?
There is a fee for the CLP license.

Catering License Types and Fees

 

Statewide “Select” Catering and Mobile Food Services License - $1,400 (annual calendar year fee)


The
Select Catering License allows you to cater at all of our special event and meeting facilities:

  • Alapocas Run State Park
    The Blue Ball Barn
  • Bellevue State Park
    Bellevue Hall
    Cauffiel House
    Figure 8 Barn

  • Auburn Heights Preserve

  • Brandywine Creek State Park
    Brandywine Creek Nature Center

  • Cape Henlopen State Park
    The Officer’s Club
    Herring Point
    Gordons Pond

  • Delaware Seashore State Park
    The Indian River Life Saving Station
    The Point at Indian River Marina

  • Fort Delaware State Park
    Grass Dale Center

  • Killens Pond State Park
    Killens Pond Nature Center

  • Trap Pond State Park
    Baldcypress Nature Center

  • White Clay Creek State Park
    Judge Morris Estate

Northern Select Catering and Mobile Food Services License - $1,000 (annual calendar year fee)

The Northern Select Catering License allows you to provide catering services at our northern special event and meeting facilities:

  • Alapocas Run State Park
    The Blue Ball Barn
  • Bellevue State Park
    Bellevue Hall
    Cauffiel House
    Figure 8 Barn
  • Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Brandywine Creek State Park
    Brandywine Creek Nature Center
  • Fort Delaware State Park
    Grass Dale Center
  • White Clay Creek State Park
    Judge Morris Estate

Southern Select Catering and Mobile Food Services License - $1,000
(annual calendar year fee)

The Southern Select Catering License allows you to provide catering services at our downstate special event and meeting facilities:

  • Cape Henlopen State Park
    The Officer’s Club
    Herring Point (upon availability)
  • Delaware Seashore State Park
    The Indian River Life Saving Station
    The Point at Indian River Marina
  • Killens Pond State Park
    Nature Center
  • Trap Pond State Park
    Baldcypress Nature Center

 

Mobile Food Services License - $50 (annual calendar year fee)

The Mobile Food Services License allows you to provide mobile food services (food trucks) at all state parks. Outdoor services only; not valid for service at indoor events or for service in outdoor areas designated as Delaware State Parks rental venues.

Personal Catering License

Fee for the Personal Catering License is included in the venue rental cost