Answers to some of our most common questions
What equipment comes with your container kitchens?
Our container kitchens are purpose built to suit your application. Should you require additional prep kitchen, a function-service plating kitchen, a ware washing room for back-up during events, a replacement food facilty during times of redevelopment, or a complete meal-service kitchen with storage and ware-washing facilities for mining, educational, government or event use, we can provide a real solution in a package tailored to your needs.
What is different about your kitchens to other "mobile" kitchens on the market?
Our containerised relocatable, portable style kitchens are built to real world requirements. Many products currently on the market offer "versatile" kitchen layouts on a hire basis, or purpose built kitchens - in "trailer style relocatable/demountable building" format. You can't always throw a generic kitchen layout in a box and expect it to work. The same applies with any normal kitchen project.
Due to our unique kitchen & container sizing, we can offer full hotel style kitchens, allowing operators to achieve high output food service, similar to a purpose built fixed location kitchen, in a tough, containerised format, that's proven not to rattle apart at the seams during repeat transport across one of the toughest landscaped continents; Australia.
How many people can your kitchens cater for?
We design your relocatable food service operation to be tailored to your needs. We have completed projects of various size, from models built to cater as pop-up market style kitchens - offering walk up food service, to fully operational hotel style kitchens catering to 500+ patrons, and even a current project scope of a 6-container fleet offering mobile high volume output food & beverage (consisting of function & event kitchens, cold & freezer rooms, full high volume draft beer bar, keg rooms & post mix etc) - to cater for large scale events seeing tens of thousands of patrons over the course of a few days.
Of what quality are your kitchens? Do you import them from china? What equipment is specified?
We stand by our build quality and can assure it is second to none. All components used, are of the highest quality available. Kitchen equipment installed is all of Australian/New Zealand manufacture, built with strong chassis' and top quality components. There's no chinese knock-offs here. We use Australian installers, service technicians & subcontractors.
We believe in building products that will do the job they were built to do, and last. The added bonus of lasting products is it can be on-sold to secondhand buyers if required.
Do your products meet Health Department & Australian Standards guidelines?
Years of research and development have gone into designing a product to meet the most stringent of standards. Container modifications, hydraulic services (plumbing & gas), mechanical ventilation, WH&S (workplace health & safety), food safety & environmental waste requirements have been considered on every project. We have worked closely with engineers, consultants & government departments to achieve a real, passable product readily available with peace of mind for your small or large scale project.
I’ve seen the term ‘Wide Body’ mentioned. What does this mean?
Australian standards specifies minimum distances in kitchen work spaces. Adding this to the depth of modern, full size cooking equipment, and standard preparation stations opposite (including gastronorm refrigeration), to operate to a true commercial kitchen capacity, requires a certain amount of space, not readily available in a standard ISO width container. We can provide almost any real-world food service operation scenario in a relocatable package, using full sized heavy duty food service equipment (not cramped, light duty european / chinese equivalents), and we can do it with a cook line longer than 2.4 meters (a requirement of many modern commercial sized food operations). This requires a wider than “ISO” container. Previous models have seen us rigorously engineer certified extensions, re-using real container steel parts, to extend the original unit. We are now developing a prototype, purpose-built, brand new ‘Wide Body’ shipping container, specifically designed to operate as economically as possible for your food service need. Contact us to find out more.