Many times we go to into venues that have no, or very limited, kitchen facilities. Then of course there is the question of the duration of the job, the distances involved, multiple locations over a set period of time.
This is especially a concern for events that are located far away from normal amenities such as campgrounds, national parks, parking lots, or for that matter on-location shoots for film or television.
How could we cater a sixty person bike tour for a fifty-two day period, travelling over 2500 miles? Or 2 day events for over 250 people in multiple locations?
So how do you get around this? Simple, really. We just bring the kitchen along with us and provide our clients with hot food straight out of the oven.
To this end, the Culinary Insider has a fully licensed, custom designed, mobile catering kitchen. Measuring 18 feet in length and 8 feet in width, it is literally a full service kitchen on wheels.
The trailer contains two commercial six burner ranges with a NSF grade commercial hood vent. It also contains two standing commercial refrigerator and freezers, as well as a NSF grade three compartment sink and hand sink (Health Department Code).
For power the kitchen can work either off a 50 or 30 amp electrical "shore" connection (the same type connections that RVs and campers use). In cases where no power is available, we have our own top-of-the-line generator that can supply the full electrical needs of the kitchen for extended periods of time.
Similarly the kitchen can draw water from any potable water source or draw from its own internal water tank.
Use of the Kitchen
Use of the mobile kitchen will be determined during discussions with the client about the scope of the event and the type of venue and the resources that venue may or may not be able to provide.
Another important consideration is the accessibility to the venue -- we need room not only to maneuver the trailer in and out of the location but a place to park and setup.
Dependent on the distance we have to travel and whether we have access to power and water there may be surcharges involved (for example, if we run the generators for extended periods of time there could be a charge for the amount of fuel used.) There are no hidden charges, this would be discussed and agreed to before-hand with the client.