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iSPY Awards @ Hilton Conference Centre Brighton

Completed the third iSPYawards ceremony at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. The Hilton catering team always set the bar high, this event was no exception. We had to work around a dodgem set up brought in and built inside the conference centre. With our own vehicles and set up also needing to get inside through a different entrance with limited headroom time was going to be tight. We sent our team in early to assist the Hilton team make the necessary modifications required and we were up and running 'cooking on gas' well within our critical window.

UK Power Networks call for Assistance

22.39hrs Saturday UK Power Networks called our emergency telephone number to enquire if we could supply 7 Arcotherm indirect marquee space heaters and a Denyo Ultra silent generator at the Henfield Greyhound Racing Kennels. After a short breifing we were on the case and ready to swing into action. I called our on call emergency guys and briefed them on the task ahead. Over the 6 day power outage the kennels lost all their food supplies and heating for the 200 Greyhounds at the Corrals yard.

After speaking to Wendy at the kennels we agreed that we could make a contingency plan which would be easier to implement as and when the next power outage occurred.

Tobacco Dock Job

We finally got confirmation the Tesco event at Tobacco Dock was going ahead. We quickly gave the 3 tonnes of equipment a final check prior to loading. Lawrence fired up the new LPG 20 chicken rotisserie which was going to be the main centrepiece of the event along with a selection of Turbo ovens and alto shaam holding cupboards. We headed off at 06.00hrs ready to beat the traffic and get in before all the other hire and event companies arrived. Sure enough by 11.00am the unloading bay was totally jammed up and someone parked inches from our tailgate, locked up their car and disappeared....stroke of luck we had finished unloading that van and onto the second van.

An upgrade for our DIY-Hog-Roast site

Our diy-hog-roast.co.uk website just received a well-deserved facelift.

This is the latest of our Hog Roast websites to benefit from a new look ... better organised, simpler options and a tidier appearance. This one is a variaiton of our hog-roast.com design, which we updated in 2012 .. The update last year for hog-roast.com was the first major appearance change for our original website which launched soon after we started providing Hog Roasts in 1999.

A really big job - feeding 1600 students

Everyone a little tired after we helped feed 1600 hungry students for a university in Milton Keynes. Luckily the hire side of our company has all the latest gear for this kind of job.

We were able to provide install a complete temporary kitchen with fitted sinks, pass-through dishwashers, stainless steel tabling, Williams holding cupboards, 10 rack LPG and 415v Combination Steam ovens (pictured below). All this required an onsite engineer, even LPG gas cages for all the gas bottles.

Very successful job - Everyone was well fed!

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