Thursday, 25 June 2009

Portable Kitchens by Royal Appointment

HMS Invincible was host to the Queen and other international VIP's during the Trafalgar 200 celebrations.

The events, held aboard the ship, required extra catering facilities for which the Royal Navy turned to PKL to provide a portable kitchen facility.

Docked in Portsmouth the portable kitchens, pre fitted with the catering equipment, were craned onto the deck of the ship and lowered down the flight deck before being secured in place, as the ship would be at sea during the events.

All electrics had to be made compatible with that of the ships electrics to allow the catering equipment and extraction to function Our Project Management team were able to quickly commission and install all the kitchens and catering equipment within just 5 hours.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Event Catering Equipment at London Fashion Week

Event catering allows no second chances. Our experience in event catering has allowed us to develop innovations targeted to this market such as mobile canopies, which were used to create the kitchen at London Fashion week.

A marquee structure was erected to form the dining and kitchen areas. Within 1 day PKL installed mobile extraction canopies and catering equipment into the space creating a commercial kitchen facility.

The mobile canopies have all the health and safety features of fitted extraction and arrive pre-fitted with equipment for immediate use. Our experience providing facilities for event catering has allowed us to adapt our service by offering event babysitting services by a specialist PKL event catering engineer.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Contract Catering Equipment Hire at Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum chose contract catering equipment hire from PKL in order to reduce their capital costs after refurbishing their visitor centre and building a new restaurant.

PKL planned, designed and installed all the catering equipment hired by Westonbirt after working closely with their catering team to understand their exact requirements.

Commercial Catering equipment hire allows the client to exchange or upgrade their equipment at any point throughout their contract, allowing them to keep up to date with trends and health and safety requirements.

PKL provide full technical support on all catering equipment hires giving Westonbirt complete peace of mind.

"We received top quality branded equipment on a small budget from an experienced company." Craig Doyle Head Chef, Westonbirt Arboretum.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Emergency Mobile Kitchen at Keele University

PKL provided an emergency kitchen configured from 15 PKL mobile kitchens allowing Keele University to continue catering after a fire.

The mobile kitchens had to be positioned along a severe drop between listed trees, and were joined by walkways enabling access into the existing dining room.

The emergency kitchen facility was successfully installed within a week and remained in place for a further 16 weeks. The facility consisted of production and preparation mobile kitchens as well as two servery units, three coldrooms, a dry store and offices.

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