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Catering for the Apocalypse! The Last Supper Club

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if the Mayans had been right, the lucky diners at the Last Supper Club, a pop-up restaurant concept held in Shoreditch, would have ended their days in spectacular style and with incredible food.

For the three weeks leading up to the 21st December 2012, the date set for the end of the world by a number of ancient cultures, The Last Supper Club hosted a series of themed dining events including the Doom’s Day Dinner.

The main dining area in the Yard, Shoreditch venue was transformed into Noah’s Ark by Platterform, who bring together food, drink and art concepts and also by creative agency The Halo group. Luckily this ark had something that the original lacked – a fully working professional kitchen designed and supplied by PKL.

To produce such dishes as Last Judgement Lamb and a Mayan Gold volcano fondant all washed down with a Mad Max martini, PKL, the leading supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment, supplied a range of equipment including a combination oven, convection ovens, blast chiller, induction hobs and hot cupboards.

Platterform invited three guest chefs to produce a menu for each of the three weeks. Bonito Daniels produced a twist on Middle Eastern cuisine for The Salvation Menu. Luis Michel recreated old Mayan recipes for The Mayan Prophets Feast and the DJ BBQ brought together a Doom’s Day Diner. PKL consulted with all the agencies involved to ensure that the equipment supplied could meet the needs of each chef and his team.

To fit in with the other design elements such as the Doomsday Bar, a charity art fair and a range of street food traders, the PKL equipment was also needed in several different areas including an island kitchen, main kitchen, pastry area, servery and the pass.

Lee Vines, Director at PKL, commented, “The pop-up restaurant and supper club concept certainly seems to be thriving amongst London’s restaurant goers looking for a unique experience. The Last Supper Club was a particularly bold and creative concept that needed our catering equipment to fit seamlessly into the sensory experience that organisers wanted. Such events offer us a great opportunity to support these creative links between food and art. It’s certainly not every day we get asked to cater for the end of the world though!”
PKL – Experts in Event Catering Infrastructure Hire

The Last Supper is just one of many events that PKL has supplied catering equipment and temporary kitchens for over recent months with others including the Athletes Village and Main Press Centre at the Olympic Park, the Jubilee Concert and the Frieze Art Festival.  With around 900 temporary units, thousands of items of catering equipment for hire and twenty years of global event experience, PKL has expertise that is second to none.

PKL can advise on:

  • Design and planning
  • Logistics and timings
  • The right equipment for the event
  • Cooperation with utilities
  • Build up and strike
  • The right equipment for the event

The key to getting the hire right is to order early for peak periods as popular items such as six burner ranges are in high demand – early ordering secures the items you need.  Order now for summer events!

The Last Supper Club

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Catering equipment for hire

Temporary kitchens for pop up restaurant

2 weeks