There are many different types of mobile catering equipment that you can use to increase profits and efficiency. It also gives you the opportunity to offer your customers a broader range of foods e.g. fryer to make chips, or an oven to bake fresh baguettes.
We aim to introduce you to most commonly used catering equipment and also give you a brief description of each appliance which will include the:
This will give you the chance to get to know the different types of mobile catering equipment and have a better idea of which equipment performs what task. You should then be able to decide which pieces of catering equipment you may want to include in your own mobile catering trailer.
We make special emphasis on using LPG equipment as opposed to electric equipment simply because there is more choice. Additionally there are fewer problems associated with using LPG equipment in your business.
Electrical equipment has to work using a generator which can be more expensive and noisy compared to using purely LPG appliances and equipment.
If your catering vehicle has both Gas and Electric installed you will need to have a separate test certificate, one for LPG gas appliances and another for any electric appliances.
Also each electric appliance e.g. toaster, kettle, or sandwich maker will also need a separate P.A.T. portable appliance test. So if it’s not too late I suggest you try and make sure all your catering equipment is running on LPG.
After purchasing my first mobile catering truck/van, I really didn't have a clue what catering equipment I needed. Luckily the vehicle did come with the usual griddle, water boiler (tea earn) chip fryer, and fridge but I didn't know how to use or maintain any of the equipment.
The links below will provide you with an overview and include some basic information and a few ideas that you should find useful. You will also have the chance to see these individual items for sale at the end of each description in case you wanted to check out some prices.
All the catering equipment is from the eBay auction site, and this is where I purchased the majority of my own mobile catering equipment, in fact even managing to save a few hundred pounds in the process.
Obviously do your research and compare prices but generally a lot of the items are in good working order, and I have personally never had any problems, but please do take the time to do some due diligence before you buy. In other words make sure they work and come with a test certificate of some sort.
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