Our city's current zoning ordinance allows for many home occupations, subject to some conditions similar to many other cities. However, our ordinance also specifically prohibits certain uses as a home occupation; one of which being catering or other food preparation.
Any thoughts or suggestions on why this is necessary or desirable to prohibit? Since restaurant and food inspections are also done in my department, I understand that they would have to meet any of those state or local food prep standards. But if they get proper permits and inspections and meet all health requirements, why not allow an individual caterer with no employees as a home occupation?