Company Information

CKF Hire is Ireland’s leading Supplier of Container Kitchens and Refrigeration. The Company was formed in 1992 when George Smullen identified a niche for the provision of renting heavy equipment within freestanding containerised units and refrigerators, both modular and towable.

CKF Hire is a fully Irish owned and managed Company operating from Dublin.

CKF Hire’s current fleet includes Large Kitchens, Medium Kitchens, Mixed Double Units (Kitchen/Dish wash Units) Preparation Kitchens, Wash up Units, Servery Units, Dining Units and various sizes of Walk-in Fridges and Freezers and also an exclusive range of loose equipment.

Each Unit is delivered fully equipped and ready to use and have all been designed to meet current EHO regulations.

The Units are easily installed and quick to commission. Their modular design enables them to be linked together and/or stacked one on top of the other giving them the versatility to fit in almost anywhere even where space is restricted.

Our aim is to ensure an entirely trouble-free exercise and total customer satisfaction.

“Just a note to say thank for your help recently with a temporary kitchen unit. Excellent service &everything was in perfect condition, delivered and collected exactly as promised . Would have no hesitation in recommend your services for any other job.”
Vinny Hanlon Catering Ltd
“Ckf Hire under the professional management of George Smullen and John Perkins have supplied refrigeration and mobile kitchen hire solutions for many years at major events like the Irish Open Golf, The Irish Derby, and at festivals and private events around the country and in N.I.
Always willing to advise on the best solution their service is second to none and their help always appreciated, without this service we could not organise major events each year.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them for any event that requires kitchen and refrigeration equipment solutions, delivered and installed in the most professional manner.”
John Coughlan, Managing Director, JC CATERING Ltd
“Fairyhouse Racecourse used the CKF Portable Kitchen for catering for 1,000 people at our Meath GAA fundraiser last December 2013. It was a great success, as this plug-in option removed the need to individually source catering equipment and provided us with a compliant area to prepare and cook food. I would thoroughly recommend it and will be using CKF Hire again. It removed one major potential headache with a phone call to George.”
Peter Roe, Racecourse Manager
Great to have a new Irish Catering Company offering this kind of service, Their Container Kitchens, Wash-Up Units and Fridges were the Ideal solution to our problem of getting up and running in the shortest possible time with the minimum of fuss. “
Frank Coffey, Office of Public Works
“During our major Kitchen Refurbishment, we need to have cover for guests in our Hotel but also for a number of functions in our function rooms. CKF Hire came to the rescue! It was very tricky and complicated where the Kitchens were located but this was no problem to CKF Hire.”
Markus Reindl, Executive Head Chef, Hilton hotel, Charlemont, Dublin 2
“Feeding 300 hungry Prison Officers at a time, three times a day, in short breaks take some doing. However, with no Kitchen during a nine month refurbishment, this task was made even harder”. It was only possible thanks to a Medium Kitchen and Walk-in Fridge and Freezer Units from CKF Hire. George and John were only a phone call away at all times, during this contract. A service “Second to none”
Tom Lea, Officer in Charge Staff Catering, Mountjoy Prison, Mountjoy Jail
“The Kitchen Unit we hired from CKF Hire during our recent refurbishment was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending them”.
Kevin Kelly, Director/Executive Chef, Cahercalla Community Hospital, Clare.
“Now that the Irish mist has risen and the dust settled on the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, I wanted to write and thank you for all the hard work you put into this project to make it one of the most successful ever. Praise has been rolling in for this year’s event which was observed by an estimated one billion people world-wide.”
Dominic Peissel, Site Manager, MTV EMAs
“We used CKF Hire twice during our Kitchen Refurbishments and found that ‘everything ran like clockwork’. I would recommend them for any other job.”
Shane Loughlin, Executive Chef, Mespil Hotel.
“Our Kitchen Refurbishment was a daunting task but CKF Hire took all the hassle away when they provided their Temporary Catering Facilities. The equipment was delivered in a professional and efficient manner and it all worked perfectly during the period of Hire.”
Neil Farrington, National Maternity Hospital.
Ray Byrne, Wineport Lodge
“Our Kitchen Refurbishment was a daunting task but CKF Hire took all the hassle away when they provided their Temporary Catering Facilities. The equipment was delivered in a professional and efficient manner and it all worked perfectly during the period of Hire.”
Wineport Lodge, Wineport Lodge
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