The smell of cooked sausages with onions, wrapped in a slice of bread and drizzled with sauce – who can resist it!
To help you get the most from your Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser, we’ve put together a few tips and reminders.
You will need:
Holding sausage sizzles at shopping centres or in malls will generally require permission from the management of the complex. Be prepared to have to wait a while to run your event as there is often a waiting list. Make sure to check any special requirements that they ask for to make sure you can comply. It’s a good idea to let them know you are a non-profit organisation as well. Written permission from the Council is often required to carry out a sausage sizzle on public property.
Keep your pricing affordable as if it’s excessive it may deter customers, but people are usually happy to part with loose change. If you have the right people on the stall you may even extract more from the customers, particularly if it’s a good cause!
WATER AND HANDWASHING
Ideally you need warm running water if handling food. Alternatively you can set up a temporary solution with a container with a tap and something to collect the waste water (basin or similar) as well as disposable towels for drying. Make sure to supply a bin for the used paper towels.
Place rubbish bins in the immediate area for customers as well as enough bins for the “chefs”. Clean these up and take waste away with you.
If required use disposable knives, forks, plates and cups. Keep them wrapped or covered until you need to use them.
To hold a safe sausage sizzle by serving food that is properly cooked and protected from contamination.
Safe food starts with healthy and clean food handlers
Disposable gloves don't stay clean so, if you are using them, change them between activities e.g. after handling raw food and before handling cooked food.
To prevent harmful microbes from growing, keep cold food cold and hot food hot.
KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS
Customers who have a food allergy need to know whether an ingredient is in the food you sell.
COOK SAUSAGES THOROUGHLY
Thorough cooking kills harmful microbes.
YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL
An Environmental Health Officer at your local council will be able to provide advice on any food safety laws as well as any other
conditions that might apply to you when you’re selling food (e.g. did you know that it’s illegal to sell food that has been caught for recreation or
PREVENT MICROBES SPREADING
Keep things clean and separate to stop harmful microbes from being passed on.
HAVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO:
At Country Taste Smallgoods we’re passionate about helping Community Groups and Schools with their fundraising efforts. While we can’t donate product (well, maybe a little occasionally), we will sell you top quality, value for money sausages at wholesale rates.
To get sausages at wholesale for your event, simply fill in and submit our online form telling us about what you are doing, when, where, why and how many sausages you’re after.
One of our representatives will be in touch with pricing.