Can food and drink be served at stands? /Is catering allowed at stands? /Are we permitted to continue serving food we prepared ourselves to our visitors at our stand?
Food sampling at the trade fair stand is permitted, either as part of a meeting at a table or as a presentation of samples to taste at the info counter. The products must be presented by stand personnel in observance of all hygiene regulations. The taste samples distributed may be packaged or unpackaged. Self-service (e.g. from a tray with several offerings) is not permitted, even for sweets that are wrapped.
Exhibitors may prepare food for visitors at their stand kitchen (as opposed to offering professional catering) provided that all requirements that also apply to catering, for example, are met.
In this context, please also bear in mind the hygiene requirements in respect of tabletops (regular wiping after each set of users).