PKL Group is the UK’s leading supplier of temporary kitchens,
Catering Equipment Rental and catering equipment for hire. We offer catering equipment rental,
commercial kitchen rental and much more. PKL have over 900 portable kitchen
units and around 9,000 items of catering equipment readily available
for rental throughout the UK and around the world. In addition PKL
also supplies permanent modular kitchen buildings and contract hire
solutions for commercial kitchen equipment.
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Our range of temporary facilities includes preparation and
production kitchens, cold storage, dry storage, Catering Equipment
Rental and warewashing
(dishwashing) units, temporary dining units and portable laundry
PKL portable kitchens can be supplied as standalone units or can be
linked together to form much larger facilities dependent on end user
requirements. To help with the specification of temporary kitchens,
PKL has devised a range of “Proven Packages,” combinations of our
units linked together to form kitchen and dining facilities of
various sizes, capable of serving anywhere between 50 and 5,000
meals per sitting. Temporary kitchens are equipped from our range of
over 9,000 items of catering equipment rental, ensuring that we can provide
a solution that exactly matches your needs.
PKL supplies temporary catering facilities to a wide range of end
user markets in the both the public and private sectors, including
education, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, business and industry,
retail, events and hospitality, MOD, contract caterers and power &
Temporary kitchens are specified for a wide number of uses including
to allow the continuation of foodservice during refurbishments or
during emergencies where a kitchen has been forced to close at short
notice. PKL also supplies temporary kitchens and catering equipment
rental for event catering requirements including to festivals,
shows, sporting events and other large public gatherings.
On a larger scale, PKL has supplied temporary catering facilities
around the world for events such as the Olympic and Winter Olympic
Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games where we have
provided the Athletes Village kitchen and dining complexes as well
as temporary catering facilities for the media and international
broadcast centres. We have also provided temporary and modular camp
kitchen facilities to a number of Armies around the world, to places
such as the Middle East, the Balkans and throughout Europe.
We can also help with kitchen contingency planning services,
providing temporary kitchen facilities for emergency situations at
short notice. In addition we also provide a free contingency
planning guide to ensure that you are well prepared in case you are
faced with an emergency, or a sudden requirement for extra catering
Procuring a new kitchen estate, or upgrading your existing
PKL’s contract hire solutions are an alternative method of procuring
new kitchens or upgrading existing facilities. Commercial kitchen
rental equipment can be specified from our range of over 9,000 items of
catering equipment, with a large up front capital outlay replaced by
a single monthly fee which covers servicing, parts, labour and
preventative maintenance visits. Our contract hire option also
provides users with the flexibility to upgrade their kitchen estate
should factors such as meal take up increase or menu requirements
change during the hire period.
We have supplied contract hire solutions to both the public and
private sectors, including large retail stores with multiple dining
facilities on one site, hospitals, pubs, restaurants and hotels.
Permanent modular kitchen buildings
PKL also supply bespoke permanent modular kitchen buildings for hire
or sale. Our modular kitchens are designed to end user specification
and are constructed offsite in a factory-controlled environment.
This provides a number of benefits including a reduced lead-time as
work in preparing the site can take place at the same time as the
kitchen is being constructed offsite, less chance of disruption
caused by factors such as the elements, and the ability to keep a
tight control on build costs.
Our modular kitchens have been supplied to a wide number of end user
sectors including for use as permanent prison kitchens and hub /
central production kitchens.
PKL KitchenPods are smaller permanent modular kitchen buildings that
were developed for the education sector, to provide schools with no
or poor catering facilities the option to specify a brand new school
kitchen building. KitchenPods are constructed offsite and arrive
complete with catering equipment pre installed, and can be up and
running in a matter of hours after delivery.
Available in three sizes, KitchenPods can provide regeneration, cold
preparation of full hot food preparation facilities (or a mixture of
all three) while can be finished in wide range of wood cladding or
brick slip finishes, allowing them to blend in with existing
buildings onsite. Although developed for the education sector,
KitchenPods are also well suited for use in nursing homes and pubs.
Similar to our contract hire solutions, KitchenPods are available
with a service agreement, covering parts, labour and preventative
The Hire Process
PKL is dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible,
whether we are supplying a single item of catering equipment for a
short-tem rental, or a large-scale temporary kitchen facility on
hire for a number of years.
Our in house facility “Kit Heaven” is the largest test and
inspection centre for catering equipment rental in Europe. Every item of
catering equipment passes through a rigorous test, commissioning and
quality assurance programme in Kit Heaven prior to each delivery,
ensuring that it arrives on site in the best possible condition.
We also have a purpose built quay on site, specifically constructed
for the preparation and maintenance of our Portable Kitchens. On the
quay, kitchens undergo a 36-stage pre-delivery check before each
hire, while also undergo a “deep clean” when they return to PKL.
Once a temporary kitchen has been delivered we can provide a bespoke
training session regarding the safe operation and cleaning of
catering equipment if required, from one of our dedicated equipment
We have invested a great deal of time and effort to ensure that our
onsite installations adhere to relevant health and safety standards.
PKL and our contractors have achieved a wide amount of certification
and accreditation including ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, Chas and
SafeContractor. All employees working on gas installations are
GasSafe registered and we are also F-Gas certified. In addition, we
were recently awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International
Trade, for our work supplying temporary catering facilities to