Food, Catering, and Hospitality

Health Department

Any business that  manufactures, distributes, or serves consumable products must follow guidelines established by the McLean County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This includes inspections. Select Click Here to learn more.

McLean County Health Department

Illinois Department of Public Health

Liquor Licenses

For an establishment to serve alcohol in McLean County, the business must register at all levels: Federal, state, county, and city or town. Select Click Here to learn more.

Additional Registration and Certifications

The food services and hospitality industry is very diverse. Additional registration and certifications will depend on the nature of a specific business. Select Click Here to learn more.

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to learn more about an industry and receive advice from those individuals who have achieved success. Such organizations can exist on the local, state, national and international level. Professional organizations also offer networking and specialized tools relevant to your industry. Membership fees vary by organization. Listed below are just a few of these organizations. 

National Restaurant Association​

National Association for Catering and Events

Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management

Additional Information by Business Stage

CONTACT THE

Illinois Small Business Development Center

of McLean County at

Illinois Wesleyan University

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