BC Liquor at Catered Events
Two changes to the liquor laws now make catered events more appealing to clients. Catering companies can now apply for a liquor license for special events and already existing licensed establishments can now supply liquor to catered events off-site. Previously, people hosting an event serving liquor in B.C. 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 and other establishments can now handle these responsibilities on behalf of their clients. 

Weddings and other off-site events
An outdoor wedding or other special event can now be catered with full service liquor at an offsite location.

Read the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch February 6th Press Release

The B.C. Restaurant and Food Service Association had this comment:

“In line with the government’s direction on reducing red tape and regulation, this is another common sense policy change that will give catering companies the ability to add services, creating happier customers and increasing employment. Well done.” – Ian Tostenson, president, British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association.


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