Permit to sell food from home

We will guide you through the process of obtaining the permit and licensure to sell food from home in a simple step-by-step process. Learn everything you need to know to become a home chef in the Netherlands and sell your food to the public.

Permit to sell food from home

In the Netherlands, there is no specific licensure needed to sell food from home. However you must follow food safety requirements.

Food safety requirements

Home kitchens are not subject to a restaurant licensure or a catering license, provided the food is advertised as homemade. However, in the Netherlands, food trucks and any other businesses involved with food (including homemade food sellers) must meet national safety and hygiene requirements in order to safeguard consumer health.

They are required by law to formulate a food safety plan in line with the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system. You can register online for the permit.

We recommend that all our chefs obtain the HACCP certification in order to sell home-cooked food to the public.

If you’re having trouble doing this, we can assist you directly. Just get in touch with us through via our contact form.