a carnival without good food? Below are a number of easy, tasty food and drink
suggestions for your food booths.
remember it's your responsibility to make sure your food is fresh and served
are a lot of fun foods you can safely serve at your carnival:
Caramel or Candied Apples
Corn or Popcorn Balls
large quantities of popcorn, cookies, candies, pretzels, trail mix, frozen
treats and fruit at warehouse stores or discount outlets. Package these food
items in small baggies to resell to your carnival guests. When selling frozen
treats, keep the main supply in a nearby freezer and take out just a few at a
time, keeping them in an ice chest at the booth.
bake sale is always popular at a carnival. Ask friends and relatives to donate
baked goods that are wrapped or packaged, ready to sell.
forget to offer drinks. Bottles of water, canned soft drinks or juices in cans
or boxes can be sold. You'll need a large ice chest to keep the drinks cold. Or
set up a lemonade stand and sell cups of cold lemonade to quench thirst on a
you'll need a couple trash-bag-lined garbage cans. Set the trash cans back away
from your serving area to avoid flies or odors. Provide an extra trash can for
aluminum cans if you recycle.
food that requires refrigeration or heat is tricky. You must be careful to make
sure food is kept at the right cold (under 46ºF) or hot (above 145.4ºF)
temperature. This requires special equipment, including food thermometers. The
best policy is to avoid foods that require refrigeration or heat to stay fresh.
are certain rules you should always follow when serving food to the public:
an adult with you when you're preparing and serving food.
Be sure to
wash your hands often.
gloves when preparing or repackaging food.
and sores with waterproof bandages.
gloves if you have cuts or sores on your hands.
cough or sneeze on the food.
allow anyone to smoke near the food.