U2 can hire your mobile kitchens and polar fridge trailers from CKF

At last weeks big homecoming U2 gig in Croke Park, Aramark the Stadium Caterers, again augmented the Stadiums Catering Outlets by contacting CKF Hire to provide extra temporary Facilities strategically positioned to serve concert goers who were viewing the performance from the Pitch.

Turning the Gardai ”Inside Out” @ Slane

The recent Guns and Roses Concert was held at Slane Castle. Concert promoters MCD appointed local restaurant Inside Out to the very important task of feeding some hundreds of Gardai on duty around the Event. Working in shifts the Guards were fed from early morning - late into the night.

Have Kitchen will Travel, with Red Bull

The Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships returned to Inishmore on the Aran Islands on June 17 following successful visits to this stunning location in previous years.

Chillin’ In Dubai

The Dubai Irish Derby Festival is taking place at The Curragh Racecourse, home of the Classics.

ckfhire @ wineport lodge

Here at Wineport Lodge, quality and service are the hallmarks of our guest experience. It's essential to work with partners that share the same values.

Gettin it right for Jack White

Wicklow's favourite roadhouse Jack White's on the N11 has experienced a steady increase in trade in recent years, especially in its Gastro food offering. Proprietor Tadhg Kennedy realised that a kitchen upgrade was required to service this increased patronage.

Every scrum needs a good back row

Tickets for the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament were in great demand this year with a specially high demand for Corporate Hospitality Packages.

Keepin it Cold for Dairygold

The Dairygold plant in Mallow Co. Cork is currently undergoing major expansion and renovation. During these works refrigeration space has been impacted and there was a requirement for the provision of a Walk-in cold room to accommodate small delivery’s for the on-site Laboratory.

Ding Dong Denny

The Denny Roadshow 2017 is about to be launched bringing Ireland's favourite sausages and rashers to the corners of Ireland.

Fleadhed Out In Ennis

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returned home to Ennis Co. Clare in 2016, after an absence of 29 years attracting huge Numbers of Irish music lovers from around the World to Europe's largest traditional music festival.

I knew the Bride when she used to Rock and Roll

Kippure Holiday Village located in the Dublin mountains is one of Ireland's premier wedding venues. In early 2016 a raging fire engulfed the kitchen and reception areas making them unusable. With more than 30 weddings booked things were looking grim indeed.

Chillin with the Queen of the Burren

Peter and Birgitta Curtin ( the Queen of The Burren) are the owners of both the Roadside Tavern and the Burren Smokehouse which are located in Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare. They started The smokehouse in 1989 initially to supply smoked Salmon to the patrons of the Roadside.

The Grooving Druid of Killruddery

Rory Moynihan, the Druid's Chef, brought his celtic kitchen to the recent Groove Festival at Killruddery House and Gardens in Wicklow. He impressed the concert goers with the quality of his menu and unique fare he had on offer.

When the Boss wants Kitchens, the Boss gets Kitchens

Bruce Springsteen (The Boss) played two sell out shows at Croke Park in May. With no inhouse catering facilities accessible to patrons who are accommodated on the pitch, temporary facilities must be provided. Aramark, the catering partners at Croke Park engaged CKF hire to provide three high production fast food kitchens to meet this demand.

Christmas Refrigeration 2016 – Book Early

Christmas 2015 was a busy season for refrigeration hire. In addition to looking after the seasonal requirements of our regular customers we were delighted to look after the needs of a number of valued new clients.

They were a Rockin’ down @ Knockanstockan

The annual Knockanstokan Festival by the Lakes was held last weekend. Straight from New York came Loretta’s Kitchen with the best Meatball Subs this side of the Atlantic.

Having a Blast @ Ballybritt

The annual Galway Races are in full swing at the famous Ballybritt Racetrack. With the upturn in the economy Lydon House, the Racecourse caterers, needed to gear up for a busy week. This called for extra Refrigeration. When a Blast Chiller and Blast Freezer were required Lydons called CKF Hire to provide 10 rack units.

CKF @ The Irish Open Golf

The K Club is currently playing host to the Irish Open Golf Championship. Event sponsors Dubai Duty Free were holding an authentic eastern BBQ on an evening after play finished for the day. When Finbar Higgins, Executive Chef in the K club Hotel needed an authentic Kebab BBQ he called CKF Hire to provide same.

Out of the Darkness with Denny

The annual 'Darkness into Light' events were held at various venues throughout Ireland last week. At two of the venues, Denny's, makers of Ireland's best selling sausages, were on hand to provide hungry early morning participants with a hot sausage sandwich after the event ended in the light of dawn.

It’s only Wok and Roll, but I like it

Asian food has become very popular at Irish concerts and Festivals and no longer is it the preserve of the Chinese with Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese food now very sought after. CKF hire have reacted to the demand for Asian cooking equipment by introducing their new INDUCTION WOK STATION designed for the demonstration and event catering sector.

Introducing our Supersize Refrigerated Trailers

These state-of the art fridge/ freezer trailers are built with quality materials throughout and are designed to afford the user space, security and confidence in their ability to perform the task.

They were Ploughing into the grub at Ratheniska

At the National Ploughing Championships 2015 held at Ratheniska County Laois, SuperValu, the great champion of Irish Artisan food producers, had a large marquee dedicated to giving their suppliers and patrons alike an opportunity to meet each other and the patrons the opportunity to sample the great Irish fare on offer from SuperValu.

Down to Earth with a Bang

Having supplied a temporary catering complex at Baldonnel Military Airport throughout 2015, our hire has now come to an end and we have removed the temporary Kitchens, Cold Rooms and essential Catering Equipment back to our base and are currently cleaning, maintaining and getting ready for our next hire.

Chilling out @ The Galway Races

The Galway Races are Ireland's biggest annual Equestrian event, and attract a diverse and loyal following with more than 100,000 attending each year.

It’s a Dog’s life with CKF

Shelbourne Park holds its blue ribbon event 'Irish Greyhound Derby' in September of each year and due to the bumper crowds, the fixed catering facilities are under strain. The Irish Greyhound Board have contracted CKF hire to provide auxiliary outlets to back up existing facilities.

It’s 3 for GOOGLE and it’s 2 for CKF

Google held their European staff event in Dublin in early September 2015. Google chose the 3 Arena as the venue and, in addition to treating their staff to a private concert by Boy George and Mark Ronson, they invited more than 6000 to enjoy the best of international food and beverages at the huge hospitality Marquee specially erected on site.

There’s more than Coffee @ the Kylemore

KSG Kylemore Services Group, once renowned with Bewley’s as one of the great coffee houses of Dublin, have evolved into one of Ireland’s leading full service providers in the areas of retail and industrial catering […]

With Aldi @ The Iverk show

Aldi were sponsors at the Iverk Show, the biggest annual agricultural Event in the south east. Aldi provided a large hospitality facility where the show’s patrons could shelter and rest and sample some of Aldi’s […]

You do the Grillin’ – We do the Chillin’

The big grill held in Herbert Park, Dublin in August is now an established event on the Irish festivals calendar with a multitude of caterers vying to deliver the best of BBQ food to the discerning D4 clientele.

I think I am turning Japanese, I think I am turning Japanese @ The Picnic

Lines from a song by cult Rockers the Vapors, and anyone visiting the Heineken Sound Atlas arena at this years Electric Picnic could be forgiven for thinking they were at a festival in Tokyo, Japan rather than Stradbally Ireland, with the mix of Japanese themes on view.

No messing with Mr. Ed

Aramark the service providers for Croke Park required a Mobile/temporary catering facility to augment the in-house facilities at the recent Ed Sheeran Concerts at Croker due to the sheer volume of concert goers and because patrons on the pitch did not have access to the fixed facilities which are all located in the stands.

Enhancing the Flavours of Fingal

The annual Flavours of Fingal Event was held in the picturesque Newbridge Demesne at Donabate on 27th/28th June.

Bring out the Taste with CKF

When Aldi needed a high powered Char Grill to bring out the best flavours of their Prime Irish Meats at the recent Taste of Dublin Event at the Iveagh gardens they had called CKF Hire.

Cooking the Prawns @ the Howth Festival

Over the weekend of April 24th to 26th the much loved Howth Prawn Festival took place, showcasing Howth’s abundant Seafood and Seafood Restaurants.

Back on the Road with Aldi

Following a hugely successful promotion in 2014, Aldi have reengaged CKF Hire to provide a mobile sampling support unit for the 2015 campaign, which is expected to run for seven months.

The Hard Hat Cafe at the K Club

After an absence of some 7 years, CKF Hire, the Irish Provider of construction site canteens and construction site kitchens, are again providing dining units and kitchens for use at the K Club. In 2006, […]

No Power No Problem

The ISSGroup services providers @AMAGEN in Dun Laoghaire were presented with a challenge in their staff restaurant. They were informed by the Maintenance Dept. that their would be a total power shutdown over a weekend.

Irish Air Corps

CKF Hire, the Irish provider of Temporary Catering Complexes, have been awarded the contract to provide a large Facility to the Irish Air Corps at their HQ at Baldonnel Airport., dining a complete kitchen refurbishment program which is expected to last up to one year.

Kings Hall Hire Extension

A CKF HIRE Large Production Kitchen which has since Autumn 2012 backed up the Grand Pavilion at the RUAS Showgrounds in Belfast is to have its hire period extended.

Aldi Roadshow

Aldi one of the foremost supporters of Irish Farmers and Irish Food Producers have just concluded a very successful sampling campaign. During this roadshow Aldi employed one of CKSs mobile sampling units.

Joe Daly Turkey Farm

Joe Daly from Cloghran, County Offaly, has an expanding turkey raising business. Joe specialises in premium bronze turkeys for the local market.

Butler’s Pantry

The Butler's Pantry, one of Irelands foremost producers and retailers of quality food with a number of branches strategically located throughout Dublin/Wicklow required considerable extra refrigeration to meet the demands of the busy Christmas period.

Fitzers @ Leopardstown Festival

Fitzers Catering, one of Ireland's largest event catering specialists have just secured the contract for catering at the Leopardstown Race Course.


Due to continual expansion F.X. Buckleys business they needed more refrigeration for the seasonal peak period.

Street Food Outlet

After only two days in operation,Vinnie Hanlon, the driving force behind Street Food Outlet, quickly realised that extra walk-in refrigeration was urgently required to cope with the instant success of the Outlet.

Santa Sabina Nursing Home, Navan Road

Project: Provide Full Kitchen, Wash-up and refrigeration facility to Santa Sabina Nursing Home, Navan Road for a period of 7 months during full Kitchen Refurbishment.

Event Refrigeration in 2013

Every Event needs refrigeration in some location let it be for Artist Catering at a major Rock Concert, backing up Corporate Hospitality at the Irish Derby or Irish Open Golf, behind the bar at Leopardstown Festival or backing up Public Catering or indeed in front of house in Coffee Docks , Self Service Restaurants, Bistros etc.

Kings Hall Belfast, RUAS

Project: Provide Production Kitchen Facility to service Bistro Restaurant & Coffee Dock in the new Pavilion at the R.U.A.S. Showground’s.

World Mounted Games 2013, Tattersalls

Project: Provide Production Kitchen facilities for 1 week to back of Competitors Self Service Marquee at this prestigious Equestrian Event.

Smurfit Kappa Headquarters, Clonskea

Project: Provide Kitchen, Washup, Refrigeration and Dining Facilities for a period of 5 months during total renovation of Smurfit Kappa HQ in Clonskeagh.

Cahercalla Community Hospital

Large Kitchen supplied during Kitchen Refurbishment

Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Street

Project: Provide Temporary Kitchen, Preparation and Dishwash Accommodation during a 3 month complete Kitchen Refurbishment at this prestigious Hotel.