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Cooking Regulations

107.2 Operational Permit for Cooking and the use of LP-gas
An operational permit is required by the fire code official as permitted under the SFPC in accordance with table 107.2

609.2 Commercial Kitchen Hoods
A Type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial appliances (Including Mobile Units) and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease vapors.

904.2.1 Commercial Hood and Duct Systems
Each required commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system required by Section 609 to have a Type I hood shall be protected with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system installed in accordance with this code. (Must have a current inspection tag)

904.11 Commercial Cooking Systems
The automatic fire-extinguishing system for commercial cooking systems shall be of a type recognized for protection of commercial cooking equipment and exhaust systems of the type and arrangement protected.

904.11.5.2 Class K portable fire extinguishers for deep fat fryers
Cooking equipment involving vegetable or animal oils or fats shall be protected by a Class K rated portable extinguisher. (Must have a current inspection tag)

3104.7 Open or exposed flame
Open flame or other devices emitting flame, fire or heat or any flammable or combustible liquids, gas, charcoal or other device or any other unapproved devices shall not be permitted inside or located within 20 Feet (6096mm) of the tent or membrane structures while open to the public unless approved by the fire code official.

3104.12 Portable Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers shall be provided as required by Section 906. Minimum 3A-40BC (Must have a current inspection tag)

3104.15.3 Location
Cooking and heating equipment shall not be located within 10 Feet (3048mm) of exits or combustible materials.

3104.15.4 Operations
Operations such as warming of foods, cooking demonstrations and similar operations that use solid flammables, butane or other similar devices which do not pose an ignition hazard, shall be approved.

3104.15.5 Cooking Tents
Tents where cooking is performed shall be separated from other tents or membrane structures by a minimum of 20 Feet. (6096mm)

3104.16.2 Locations of containers
LP-gas containers shall be located outside. Safety release valves shall be pointed away from tent or membrane structure.

3104.16.2.1 Containers 500 gallons or less
Portable LP-gas containers with a capacity of 500 gallons (1893L) or less shall have a minimum separation between the container and the structure or cooker of not less than 10 Feet (3048mm) (10 Foot hose required)

3104.16.2.2 Containers more than 500 gallons
Portable LP-gas containers with a capacity of more than 500 gallons (1893L) shall have a minimum separation between the container and the structure or cooker not less than 25 Feet (7620mm) (25 Foot hose required)

3104 16.3 Protection and Security
Portable LP-gas containers, piping, valves and fittings which are located outside and are being used to fuel equipment inside a tent or membrane structure shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, damage by vehicles or other hazards and shall be located in an approved location. Portable LP-gas containers shall be securely fastened in place to prevent unauthorized movement.

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