APPLICATION PROCESS: We accept food vendors until the events are full. This is the application; it does not guarantee acceptance. You will be notified of your status within 1-14 business days of us receiving the completed application. Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter asking for your health certifications, insurance paperwork and booth fee for the event in early June and you will also receive your participation packet with all your set-up information providing we have received your insurance and completed application.
WHAT WE PROVIDE: Food Vendors: a 10ft x 10ft health department approved food booth, 10ft x 10ft cooking area behind. You provide everything else for your set up. We will provide electricity and water, upon request.
MENU CHOICES/SIGNAGE: Please fill out your top 3 BBQ menu choices; we allow 3 BBQ main menu choices and 2 BBQ related side dish choices per event. We will do our best to give selected vendors their first choice, but we cannot guarantee they will receive it. We do not want to have numerous vendors selling the same thing. We will tell you what items have been approved in your acceptance letter. Signage: Due to safety reasons and professional appearance, we will restrict menu sgnage to 4ft high above the booth.
BEVERAGE POLICY: No alcoholic beverages can be sold out of your booth at anytime.
INSURANCE & RE-SALE NUMBER REQUIREMENTS: All food and restuarant vendors participating in these events must have $1,000,000 of liability insurance per event. Upon acceptance to a Festival, you will be forwarded additional information regarding insurance requirements for the specific event. You will be required to name Blue Island Park District and the city and county where the BBQ on the Hill takes place as additional insured. We must receive your certificate of insurance 30 days prior to the Fest. In addition, all applicants must provide us with your current re-sale number.
HEALTH/INSURANCE: Food Vendors: If accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter asking to provide health certification and insurance paperwork.
GREASE/TRASH: Food vendors need to provide ground cover inside their booth and cooking area for the absorption of grease. No food vendor will be allowed to open for business if the ground cover is not in place. No grease or gray water is to be poured onto the ground or down any drains. Anyone found doing this will be asked to leave the event and your deposit will be forfeited. You will be responsible for any and all environmental cleanup costs. Trash: Vendors are responsible to properly bag trash within your sales location. Our clean-up crew will collect properly bagged trash from your space.
WATER/ICE: Water may or may not be easily accessible. Please bring appropriate hoses, hose connections, and transport buckets. Ice is available for free.
COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATION: The Park District will sell tickets redeemable for food prepared by the Vendor. The Vendor will only accept food tickets sold by the BIPD when selling food at the event. Tickets collected by the Vendor for food sold will be turned into the Park District Executive Director at the end of the event.