Friday, 8 January 2016

Plan an event with Portable Kitchens!

Our temporary kitchens and catering equipment are used to provide a wide range of solutions for events throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. These are used to cater for anywhere from just a few, to many thousands of people each day.

The examples below outline just a few of the types of events that we are involved in each year.

Music Festivals
Temporary kitchens are used to supply large scale feeding facilities for staff and security personnel. We also supply the temporary catering infrastructure for artist and crew facilities and temporary kitchens for larger scale restaurants and VIP catering on site. Additionally, we assist independent caterers with concessions on festival sites.

Sporting Events
Temporary kitchens and items of catering equipment are used to create larger scale restaurants for public catering areas, central production facilities to produce food for other onsite catering facilities, or temporary kitchens and dining facilities to feed sporting participants, officials and staff.

Summer Balls and Christmas Parties
Coldrooms and extra catering equipment are used to help increase the production capacity of existing kitchens on a short term basis. We also supply complete temporary kitchen facilities for marquees where balls and parties are being held in offsite locations.

Pop-Up Restaurants
We supply a range of catering facilities to create pop-up restaurants. Projects have ranged from the supply of catering equipment for a temporary structure in a market place, to craning temporary kitchens onto the roof of a building.

Air Shows
Large scale temporary kitchens either supplied in temporary kitchen units or housed in a marquee or existing building, are used to provide production kitchen facilities for corporate chalets at air shows.

Concerts and Stadia
Our temporary kitchens are supplied to stadia to provide backstage, VIP and crew catering facilities during large concerts.

Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants
Our coldrooms and preparation kitchens are used to help provide additional production space during periods of increased seasonal demand.

Film and TV Location Catering
We supply temporary kitchen facilities where filming is taking place on location and requires feeding for a large number of crew, actors and extras. These can either be grab and go type temporary kitchens, or large scale temporary restaurants linked to a temporary dining structure.

TV Cookery Shows
We supply temporary kitchen units for contestants to cook from on location, and items of catering equipment which are used to create temporary kitchen facilities in studios for TV
cookery shows.

Marketing, PR and Product Launches
We supply anywhere from a few items of catering equipment, used to provide food during new product launches and tasting sessions, through to large scale temporary kitchens and restaurant facilities at “big ticket” marketing and PR product launches.

Charity Events
Our kitchens and catering equipment are used to feed participants, volunteers and organisers at charity events that have large numbers of participants. These include midnight walks and charity runs.

Religious Festivals and Camps
Temporary kitchen units are used to provide feeding for attendees and organisers at religious events. These are often supplied to prestigious sites that require a great deal of care and attention with the delivery and installation of equipment. We also supply catering equipment used within marquees to provide temporary kitchens at summer church camps.

Scout and Guide Jamborees
We supply temporary kitchen units to be used as part of large scale marquee kitchen and dining facilities, and catering equipment housed in marquees for smaller events, used to feed Scouts, Guides and organisers during jamborees and summer events.

Conference Centres and Exhibitions
We supply items of catering equipment to conference centres where specialist equipment is required that is not present in the onsite catering facilities.

At Portable Kitchens we can tailor our service to fit your event requirements. Simply let us know which elements of our products and service you require and we can build a product that suits you.

We understand that there’s only one chance to get it right at an event, and operations can’t stop for any reason. To make sure your event runs smoothly, all our equipment and kitchens come backed with 24 hour technical support.
Planning an event in the upcoming months? Contact us on 028 2589 2122 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Temporary Kitchen Solutions for Hotels

Is your hotel kitchen due a refurbishment? Have you had a kitchen emergency and need temporary kitchen facilities?

At Portable Kitchens we hire out temporary kitchen facilities and commercial catering equipment for use during hotel kitchen refurbishments, kitchen emergencies, events and busy periods. 

Our Portable Kitchen units are available in a wide range of sizes and include production kitchens, preparation kitchens, walk-in coldrooms, dishwashing units, dry storage units, and dining facilities. With a vast choice of catering equipment on offer, you select the exact items you require and we will have them ready-installed in the kitchen units.  If it is only catering equipment you are after we can help - hire individual items of catering equipment for use in your own hotel kitchen or in marquees during events.

Our kitchen units are purpose-built high quality commercial facilities, able to cope with heavy use at hotels.  They fully comply with all current health and safety regulations and offer a number of features including a ventilation canopy, auto gas shut off, automatic fire suppression system, easy clean plastisol steel wall lining, non –slip safety flooring, and insulated fire regulated wall panels, ceilings and floors.  We supply top brand commercial catering equipment which is thoroughly cleaned and tested before going out on hire.

Our kitchens are craned into position on your site after having arrived on the back of a lorry.  Our team of experienced delivery experts have fitted portable kitchens into all sorts of tricky locations! You chose a delivery time to suit you and your hotel, meaning busy times of the day or week can be avoided.  Our installation team are quick and professional, ensuring that disruption onsite is kept to a minimum. 

Disruption to Guests
As well as delivering at a time to ensure minimum disruption to your hotel guests, we can provide additional sound insulation and odour control units on any of our kitchens that will be located close to guest accommodation.  This will minimise any kitchen noise or cooking smells released from the extraction systems.

We know that hotel kitchens are often used 24/7.  While on hire we can guarantee 24 hour technical support for all of our kitchens and catering equipment.  If any problems should arise, such as equipment breakdowns, call our technical support team and we will arrange for an engineer to come and help you asap.

If you would like more information or a quote for hiring temporary kitchen facilities for your hotel, please call a member of the Portable Kitchens team on +44(0)28 25892122, send us an email to, or visit our website

Monday, 27 April 2015

Temporary Kitchens and Catering Equipment for Marquees

With the weather outside it may not feel like it, but summer is fast approaching!

In the summer months outdoor events and marquees are massively popular. Portable Kitchens provide a range of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for use in marquees, at both large scale and small scale events. 

Our vast range of catering equipment is well suited for use in a marquee, and can be hired for any period of time from 4+ days, providing an affordable solution at your event.

Not enough space for catering equipment inside your marquee? No problem! Portable Kitchens can provide you with a temporary kitchen, available in a wide range of sizes to suit your needs.  Portable Kitchens will link the temporary kitchen to the marque, allowing you to maximise space and provide a catering solution for anywhere between 50 and 1000+ guests.

To find out more please visit our website, email us on, or call 028 2589 2122 to speak with a member of our team.  

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Portable Kitchens can help with your event

Organising an event can be overwhelming! 

Our team at Portable Kitchens are on hand to help you organise any temporary catering facilities you may require.   

With over 20 years’ experience in providing temporary kitchens and catering equipment for events throughout Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland, Portable Kitchens regularly supply catering equipment and facilities to festivals, sporting events, conferences, and pop-up restaurants amongst others.

Our hire fleet of over 10,000 commercial, bulk and specialist catering equipment items enables us to provide flexible solutions to meet your requirements – so whether you are planning a standard menu for a large number of people or a bespoke menu for a specialist pop-up restaurant, we can help plan a temporary catering facility and provide catering equipment that is right for you.

Clients often approach us with unusual ideas for new event kitchen concepts – our in-house design team are ready for any challenge and can work with you to provide a facility that fits your needs and the requirements of your chosen location.

We understand that there’s only one chance to get it right at an event, and operations can’t stop for any reason. To make sure your event runs smoothly, all our equipment and kitchens come backed with 24 hour technical support.

Planning an event in the upcoming months? Contact us on 028 2589 2122 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Commercial Catering Equipment for Hire from Portable Kitchens

Portable Kitchens specialise in the provision of quality commercial catering equipment for both short term and long term hire.   

Our range of catering equipment is available as gas or electric and includes;


Our catering equipment can be installed into existing kitchen buildings, marquees or into our own Portable Kitchen units and hired as standalone items or used to create larger scale temporary catering facilities.

Most commonly used for corporate hospitality events, kitchen refurbishments, emergency breakdown of existing equipment or for additional production capacity.

All equipment undergoes a rigorous cleaning, testing, inspection and commissioning process prior to each project. We can provide next day delivery for individual items, covered by our 24 hour technical support service. 

Why buy when you can contract hire?

If you require a longer-term hire of catering equipment or a complete managed kitchen estate, our contract hire service is an ideal solution. 

We can provide commercial catering equipment of your choice from our extensive range, supplied complete with service, maintenance and parts all covered by a single monthly fee.

Visit our website or contact a member of our team on +44 (0)28 2589 2122 to find out more.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Disaster Recovery Planning with Portable Kitchens!

Have you planned for an emergency shut-down of your kitchen facility if faced with disaster?

A disaster Recovery Plan is vital for any catering operation. 

Planning helps to minimise the effects of sudden closure, so that in the event of an emergency, appropriate plans can be implemented quickly and efficiently to restore service as soon as possible.

Portable Kitchens can provide you with a specific Disaster Recovery Plan COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!

In the event of an emergency where your kitchen has become inoperable, Portable Kitchens will have you back up and running within 24 hours of your call. 

Our emergency response service is available 24/7 to supply temporary catering facilities following disasters such as fire, flood or equipment breakdown. 

Solutions range from single items of catering equipment to complete kitchens, which are usually up and running within 24 hours of receiving your call.

For further information on our range of products or Disaster Recovery Plans please contact us on; | 02825892122

With Portable Kitchens disaster recovery is simple, fast and effective! 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Portable Kitchens - High Quality Portable Kitchens & Stand Alone Catering Equipment

Portable Kitchens, working in partnership with PKL Group, is a leading hire company with over 20 years experience of providing temporary catering facilities. Our facilities are suitable for use during refurbishments, rebuilds, events, expansion projects and emergency closure. 

The extensive range of Portable Kitchens and heavy-duty commercial catering equipment are available for immediate hire for both short-term and long term periods.

Portable Kitchens are an ideal solution to a variety of catering problems, creating a safe, hygienic and pleasant working environment. Our extensive fleet of Portable Kitchens includes the Magnum Production Kitchen, Mini Kitchen, Triton Kitchen and the Field Kitchen. As well as this, we provide Preparation Kitchens, Dry Store Units, Coldrooms, Warewashing Units and Support Facilities.

Included in the range of catering equipment are combination ovens, grills, bratt pans, hot cupboards, fridges and freezers.  All our equipment is fully cleaned and rigorously tested prior to hire.  Planned preventative maintenance and 24-hour technical support are included in the hire contract.

Whatever the requirement, our range of temporary kitchen facilities can provide the solution specific to you in an easy to understand format.  If you would like to discuss any of this information with Portable Kitchens, you can do so by either by phoning +44 (0)28 2589 2122 or emailing