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Tips on choosing catering equipment hire for temporary events

January 14, 2021

Tips on choosing catering equipment hire for temporary events

With the high volume of events that (in non-COVID times!) take place each year across the UK, it will come as no surprise to learn that our range of catering equipment hire online here at Event Hire UK is one of the most popular of all.

Let's face it, almost every event will need form of catering for guests.  This might be an informal canape reception for your key clients, a formal sit down awards ceremony or even a tipi wedding in the middle of a field.  Whatever the occasion, your guests will be expecting some delicious food and drink to be served!

So, what catering equipment do professional caterers need to hire for temporary catering events?  In reality, this comes down to a number of factors;


First and foremost, where is the temporary event taking place?  Is it an outside catering event or indoor?  Is it at a hotel where they already have some catering facilities or, literally, is it a tent in the middle of nowhere? Bear in mind that a lot of commercial catering equipment is heavy duty, so access sometimes becomes an issue especially when in a field!  Do you need fewer larger catering appliances or more, smaller appliances?


Linked somewhat to the point above is the question of power.  Is there electrical power on site?  Is it mains powered or a generator outside?  And if there's no access at all to electricity, then you'll need to look at gas catering appliances.

Number of guests

Directly affecting the type and quantity of catering equipment rental you choose is the number of guests you are expecting.  If it's a fine dining occasion for 50 guests, then this is very different to an arena Christmas party for 2,000!  Always work out how you are going to approach your mass catering, and hire the appropriate catering equipment!  You'll probably need electric turbo ovens, gas burners, commercial microwaves and inductions hobs and maybe even refrigerated trailer hire, chest freezers and much more!


Work out your menu in advance and hire what you need in order to produce this.  If you're planning to serve deep friend camembert as a starter then you'll need to hire deep fat fryers.  If you're planning to serve chicken breasts and roasted vegetables as a main course, then ovens are a must!  The list here is almost endless!

Whatever catering equipment hire you need for your upcoming temporary catering event, rest assured that you'll find everything you need here online at Event Hire UK. All our catering appliances are PAT or LPG tested regularly, and all arrive with you in pristine condition ready for instant use. The last thing you need in the lead up to a busy catering event is to be worrying about whether your kitchen equipment is going to work or not!

Don't hesitate to browse our extensive range of catering equipment for hire today at Event Hire UK and place your secure order online.  Or, if you prefer, you can always call a member of our expert sales team who will be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail.  Either way, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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