Food Service Operators

Whether you work in a restaurant, soup kitchen or other food service establishment, the Health Department has important information about operating a clean, safe, healthy and legal business. Use the links provided on the left to find the guidance and information you need.

Calorie Labeling Enforcement

Read important information about the Updated Calorie Labeling Rule (PDF)
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The rule in New York City affects establishments that are part of a chain with 15 or more locations in the United States. Enforcement began on May 7, 2018.

Operators can request an inspection history report for their food service establishment.

Restaurant Food Safety Workshops

The Health Department holds food safety workshops for operators throughout the five boroughs. At these workshops, you will:

  • Learn how to achieve and maintain an “A” grade
  • Receive an inspection history report that describes your restaurant’s repeat violations and how to correct them
  • Be able to ask questions and receive guidance from Health Department staff on improving your restaurant's food safety practices

The Practicing “A” Grade Food Safety workshops for 2018 have now been scheduled. You can register for one of the food safety workshops listed below.

BoroughDate and TimeLocation
BronxWednesday, June 13, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
Hostos Community College
Hostos Café
450 Grand Concourse
BrooklynTuesday, April 17, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
St. Francis College
Founders Hall
180 Remsen Street
Manhattan (Lower)Tuesday, May 29, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, Mezzanine
Manhattan (Upper)Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
Yeshiva University
Belfer Hall, 1st Floor
2945 Amsterdam Avenue
QueensWednesday, May 16, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
Office of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz
Queens Borough Hall, Room 200
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens
Staten IslandWednesday, June 27, 2018
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.*
College of Staten Island - Center for the Arts
Lecture Hall
2800 Victory Blvd • Building 1P
* After each workshop, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from various City Agencies will be available to answer your questions.

Business Owner's Bill of Rights

Read the Bill of Rights (PDF)
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