Feb 6, 2013 / 3:17 pm
Catering companies can now obtain a liquor licence to fully meet the food and beverage needs of their clients as
regulations accompanying prior legislative changes have been brought into effect.
These changes make it easier for clients to have liquor service at catered events, which will help support the catering industry and strengthen BC's tourism appeal.
Existing licensed establishments - such as restaurants, hotels, and conference centres - now also have the ability to supply liquor at catered events held at offsite locations.
For example, an outdoor wedding could be catered with full liquor service by the couple's favourite restaurant, or an out-of-town convention could retain a single catering company to provide both food and liquor to their conference delegates.
Previously, people hosting an event serving liquor in BC needed to get a special occasion licence, take the Serving It Right course, purchase and transport the liquor and accept liability for liquor service at the event.
Catering companies can now handle these responsibilities on behalf of their clients.
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