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FAQ | Temporary Kitchens 2017-01-04T17:57:22+00:00

Temporary Kitchens

Frequently asked questions about our temporary kitchen units.

A: Yes. Cook, chill, regeneration, sous vide, traditional, bulk – you name it, we have designed kitchens incorporating just about every type of food production system. The kitchens can produce from 50 to 50,000 meals per day. Our experienced sales team will take you step by step through the process of hiring a temporary kitchen from PKL and recommend the best kitchen to suit your needs and budget.
A: Yes. See our permanent modular kitchens if you require a permanent kitchen buildings or if you are looking for equipment see our U-Select offer.
A: Yes. We offer free site surveys to our clients and can also provide project management and specialist services. These are particularly suited to large and complex projects.
A: Yes. A member of our sales team would be happy to come to site and discuss any requirements you may have.
A: No. Our portable kitchens are purposely designed and built buildings that fully comply with current building regulations, fire codes and EHO food hygiene legislation. They have legs that are extended and secured but do not come on wheels as they should not be moved once positioned into place.

We do have a range of mobile and central island canopies that have been designed to create temporary kitchens in internal buildings. These do have wheels that allow them to be easily maneuvered into place.

A: Dependent on your site, you may require planning permission. We would advise that you discuss your intentions with your local planning authority.
A: Yes. You can position a temporary kitchens inside as long as health and safety requirements are met with regards to extraction of gases and ventilation. Whether your needs are short or long term, you could also consider a PKL Mobile Canopy. It is a self-contained extraction canopy system with all service connections and is easy to install into existing premises. Using flexible ductwork, all cooking fumes are ducted to outside areas with the minimum of disruption and cost.
A: Where possible our units comply with current building regulations and health and safety legislation. They also comply with fire codes and EHO food hygiene legislation.
A: Yes. PKL can supply all electric units, which have been used in the past in exhibition halls and for longer term hires at power stations or oil rigs.
A: All our units are NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) checked and should you require any certificates we would be happy to provide them.
A: All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and the relevant health and safety checks are undertaken prior to every hire.
We have invested heavily over the last few years to ensure that all of our kitchens and catering equipment are tested to ensure a safe level of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in accordance with BS7967.
A: We can use a flatbed or hiab lorry to offload the portable kitchen. With a flatbed lorry, the jacklegs of the units are lowered and then the lorry is driven out from underneath. Alternatively, we use a Hiab lorry where the unit is craned straight into position. For more complicated installations, we may hire in a crane, or use forklifts to position the units.
A: Yes. PKL temporary kitchens are designed specifically for use on Greenfield sites. The only connections required are water, waste, electricity and gas. LPG can be supplied directly by PKL. As far as water and waste is concerned, PKL can organise waste tanks, water bowsers and generators on your behalf or if you would prefer to organise this yourself, we can put you in touch with the correct contractors.
A: We ask that clients undertake a thorough clean of the unit prior to collection ensuring that it is returned in the same condition as when it was delivered.
A: We would ask for full payment as a rule, based on the minimum contract originally negotiated. Although in extenuating circumstances we can discuss alternative arrangements.
A: Yes. We can hire restaurant areas to suit your needs. Our sales team will be happy to discuss any requirements you may have.

A: Yes, we have a number of different sized options available.

A: Yes. Our units can be linked together to form much larger temporary kitchen facilities.