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Catering equipment hire for the novice

Catering equipment hire might be new to you but don’t fear! We have broken it down for you to give you the best information we can about the types of equipment available to hire, what to look out for, where you can find certain pieces and so much more.

Where can you find catering equipment hire?

If you are organising a large event your caterer may already be sourcing any catering equipment they need, however you should still check this is the case as in the past we have known caterers to charge extra for this; so do ensure you read through all documents thoroughly. If this is not the case then your venue may be able to recommend a preferred supplier if they have one, who will know the venue and will also know the requirements on site. If you are an individual looking for just extra kitchen equipment to put together a personal celebration, then go directly to a catering equipment hire company. This is cost effective by cutting out the middle man and there are many to choose from, so a Google search should do the trick.

Do I require gas or electric catering equipment?

Most kitchen equipment is available in gas and electric however more items are more commonly found in electric. For example you can get a gas or an electric oven from most catering equipment hire companies, however a gas powered hot cupboard is rarer and electric is widely used. Make sure you consider where you would like to use the equipment; for example if you have a marquee you cannot use gas powered catering equipment, therefore you will need a generator to run electric kitchen equipment. With this in mind you should also check the watts or amps of the equipment you intend to hire to ensure your power supply is large enough.

The health and safety bit

Because you are dealing with electrical goods it’s vital to ensure there are no mishaps and you are not creating a danger to any of your guests, yourself or your surroundings. Talk to your catering equipment supplier about PAT testing: even though companies are registered and should be audited for health and safety, you can’t be too careful.

Unconventional catering equipment hire

It’s not just about the kitchen equipment: you can also find some beautiful food stations and tables to give your event that special touch. Whether your event space is indoors or outdoors you can really make an impact with a wonderfully decorated food station to entice your guests. For buffets or even dessert stations they can be styled to any theme or style you require and you can really have some fun with them. Just take a look at some we have put together for clients in the past.

ladder food stationrustic bar idea

grass effect food station


If  your looking for catering equipment hire and cant seem to find a supplier who can supply all your needs then give us a call and speak to one our team on 01708335184 or you can email us at hello@tehcltd.co.uk