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Leasing Temporary Mobile Kitchens

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1.FAQ
  • How do I rent a mobile kitchen?

    Design Process

    A client should identify temporary cooking and dining facility needs for requirements. When a client is preparing for a temporary kitchen facility they must understand that the facility will most likely be smaller in square footage than their permanent facility. For this reason it is recommended that the client determine what equipment is absolutely necessary to have in the temporary facility.
    A client should send a list of requirements to Kitchen Corps, Inc. A representative will be able to discuss needs and options for a temporary kitchen. After talking to the client directly, a Kitchen Corps, Inc. representative will determine what facility and equipment will be the best fit for the client based on the client’s needs and budget.
    Kitchen Corps will design the best solution on a layout and provide to a client to review. Once reviewed and approved, an equipment lease agreement will be distributed and signed.

    Execution of Equipment Lease Agreement

    Kitchen Corps, Inc. shall send final Equipment Lease Agreement and Delineation of Responsibility to client based on the agreed upon layout of the temporary kitchen facility. Client shall send approval to Kitchen Corps, Inc. by signing the front page of the Equipment Lease Agreement and initialing all pages of the Terms and Conditions, Delineation of Responsibility, and all drawings related to temporary facility.

    Administration

    Client should supply a Certificate of Insurance to Kitchen Corps, Inc. prior to the delivery of the temporary kitchen facility. All local and state permits are to be provided by the client and client should make the local health department aware of the temporary facility placement immediately. Client should contact all utilities and waste companies prior to the delivery and set up of the temporary facility so connections can be made when delivered.

    Temporary Facility Delivery and Start Up
    Kitchen Corps, Inc. shall deliver and set up the temporary facility on client site clean and grease free. Kitchen Corps representative will ensure equipment is set up properly and once utilities have been connected by customer the Kitchen Corps representative will fire off all equipment and turn unit over to the customer.

    Lease Term

    A Kitchen Corps, Inc. representative will be available at any time during the lease of the temporary facility. Preventative Maintenance and Service agreements are available during the lease agreement process. If repairs to equipment are to be made, the client is to first contact Kitchen Corps, Inc. regarding the service issue.

    Completion of Project

    Kitchen Corps shall be as flexible as possible for client to allow extensions if necessary for the least of the temporary facility. The client should contact Kitchen Corps, Inc. 30 days prior to completion of their project. The client should clean all equipment and the temporary facility prior to pick up. A Kitchen Corps representative will return to site and prepare for tear down. A final walk-through will be completed with the client and the temporary kitchen will be returned to Kitchen Corps, Inc.

    Click here for information on how to Lease a Mobile Kitchen.

  • What is your response time in the event of a disaster?

    Click here to view our nine-minute video detailing how Kitchen Corps answered the call of a university in distress after a fire devastated its dining hall.

     Kitchen Corps has storage facilities located across the United States in order to quickly provide clients with mobile kitchens, temporary kitchens, modular kitchens, and kitchen trailers. Since 1997 we’ve been able to provide the requested temporary kitchen facility 99 percent of the time.
    Many of our clients undergoing new construction or renovations have the luxury of planning for their food service operation months and years in advance.

    Because our temporary kitchens, modular kitchens, mobile kitchens, and kitchen trailers are available on a first come, first served basis, it is always best to contact us with as much lead time as possible.

    If you are purchasing or leasing a custom built temporary kitchen facility, the lead time is a little longer.

    Our lead time shrinks dramatically in the event of a fire, flood, tornado, hurricane or other disaster. Kitchen Corps has provided emergency response temporary kitchen facilities to disaster-stricken organizations in as little as one day, but the average time is 10 days.

    We pride ourselves on our quick response time because we care. That kind of reputation has made us one of the nation’s go-to companies for disaster relief temporary kitchens.

  • What are the lease terms on your temporary kitchens, mobile kitchens, modular kitchens or kitchen trailers?
    Kitchen Corps leases its temporary kitchen units on a monthly basis. We also make it easy for our clients to extend their leases due to their fluid timelines during new construction, renovation or disaster relief. Extensions can be made for a set amount of time such as six months, on a month-to-month basis, or two weeks at a time (prorated).
    Since 1997 Kitchen Corps has successfully helped organizations determine how long they’ll need a temporary kitchen facility – and we can help you too. Once the timeline has been decided, Kitchen Corps will help you determine the facility size and other details, followed by the lease signing.Kitchen Corps can also accommodate organizations that need a temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, modular kitchen or kitchen trailer for less than a month.
  • How is the cost of a temporary kitchen facility or mobile kitchen determined?

    The cost of a temporary kitchen facility or mobile kitchen from Kitchen Corps, Inc. is determined by several different factors that include the type and size of facility, lease or purchase term, and location.

    Type and size of facility 

    Kitchen Corps has several types of temporary kitchens and mobile kitchens in our fleet with each unit being priced individually to match its capabilities. These units include full service temporary commercial kitchen facilities which include production, preparation, dishwashing, freezer, cooler and dry storage areas.

    We also offer individual temporary production, preparation, refrigeration, freezer, dishwashing, and dry storage trailers. Each of our temporary kitchens is equipped with appropriate equipment and work spaces. Each set up can be customized to include bathrooms, dining facilities, generators, decks, ramps, and lift systems for an additional cost.

    When determining what size of temporary kitchen facility or mobile kitchen will work best for your project, our sales representatives will use factors such as how many meals per day, how many people are in need of being served, as well as any requirements made by the health department.

    Lease or Purchase Term

    The type of lease or purchase term you require for your project will affect the cost of your temporary kitchen. Typically, our temporary kitchen facilities and mobile kitchens are leased on a monthly basis with discounts being offered for long-term lease periods.

    However, the option to purchase a kitchen facility or mobile kitchen trailer is available. Purchases are a one-time charge and will be noted as such in the contract. All quotes will be provided to you by a Kitchen Corps sales representative and will include all applicable charges such as set up, technical support, transportation, and lease and/or purchase charges.

    Location

    The location of your project will have an impact on the cost to lease/purchase a temporary kitchen facility or mobile kitchen because transportation costs vary from state to state due to constantly changing gas prices. Kitchen Corps minimizes this cost by having several storage facilities located across North America.

    Although the costs to lease or purchase a temporary kitchen facility or mobile kitchen may seem daunting, our sales representatives are capable of supplying you with a temporary kitchen facility that meets your needs and your budget.

  • Is a down payment on a temporary kitchen facility required?

    Yes, a down payment is required after a contract has been signed and before the temporary kitchen units will be released for delivery. The down payment includes the first month’s rent, a refundable security/cleaning deposit, and delivery fees.

    The first month’s rent is determined by the total cost of the temporary kitchen facility, mobile kitchen, modular kitchen or kitchen trailers that have been outlined and agreed upon in the Equipment Lease Agreement that is provided to you by our sales representative. The cost varies depending upon the size and type of unit(s) requested. Please see “How cost is determined” for more details on pricing.

    A security and cleaning deposit is required in order to cover the cost of any damages that are incurred during your lease period. This deposit is equal to one times the monthly rental and is fully refundable as long as the units are returned in the condition they were received.After the lease period, Kitchen Corps technicians will perform any repairs and cleaning that is necessary. Any charges that were incurred will be deducted from the deposit and the remaining balance will be returned to you in the form of a check along with a report outlining any costs that were incurred.

    The cost to transport the temporary kitchen facility, mobile kitchen, modular kitchen or kitchen trailers to and from the job site is the responsibility of the client and will be outlined in the lease agreement. Transportation is provided by national trucking companies that are hired by Kitchen Corps. Fuel charges will be included in the transportation costs. Transportation quotes will be presented with the quote to lease a temporary unit(s) and are generally good for 30 days due to the fluctuations in fuel prices.

    Our sales representatives are experienced with supplying a temporary kitchen or dining facility that will meet your needs and your budget.

  • Is a deposit required when renting a temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, modular kitchen, or kitchen trailer?

    A deposit equal to one months rent is required for all lease agreements.Your deposit will be refunded when the temporary kitchen facility and equipment are returned to Kitchen Corps in the agreed upon condition.

  • Does the temporary kitchen unit(s) come with equipment?
    Yes, Kitchen Corps’ temporary kitchen facilities, mobile kitchens, kitchen trailers and modular kitchens are all outfitted with the main equipment you’ll need to successfully continue your food service operations, such as:• Walk-in cooler or freezer
    • Preparation tables
    • Dishwasher area
    • Dry storage

    Kitchen Corps can also obtain and customize your temporary kitchen facility to meet your equipment requirements.

    The final equipment line is determined by you and your needs.

    We can also provide small wares and shelving if you have included that in your lease agreement; otherwise, you are responsible for those items.

  • Does each temporary kitchen unit have a refrigerator?

    All of our production kitchens come with an 8’x10’ walk-in cooler or freezer. We also provide other sized walk-in coolers and freezers according to your food service needs.

    Individual walk-in coolers/freezers are available for organizations that do not need an entire temporary kitchen facility, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen.

    Kitchen Corps also has other size walk-in coolers according to your needs.

  • How much work space is available in a temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen?

    Each organization that runs a food service operation has its own unique kitchen requirements and set up. What you want to accomplish will determine how big your temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen should be?

    One of the benefits of using Kitchen Corps is that since 1997 our professionals have been helping food service directors determine what they’ll need in terms of equipment and space in a temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen.

    Whether you need to serve 60 meals a day or 6,000, Kitchen Corps can design and create a custom temporary kitchen that gets the job done to your standards.

    Please click here to view different layouts for our general facilities.

  • How is the temporary kitchen unit(s) transported?
    Transportation of mobile kitchens, temporary kitchens, modular kitchens, and kitchen trailers is provided by national trucking companies that have partnered with Kitchen Corps, Inc. Our units cannot be driven by the leasee.After you have spoken with a Kitchen Corps’ Sales Representative about your needs, he or she will develop a formal quote to lease or purchase a temporary kitchen that will include:

    • All transportation costs to and from your desired location so that you can budget your project appropriately from start to finish.
    • Fuel charges.
    • Transportation quotes are good for 30 days due to the fluctuations in fuel prices.
    • If your quote is more than 30 days old, your representative will provide you with an updated transportation cost before the lease is signed.

    Our Sales Reps will do their best to provide you with a mobile kitchen, temporary kitchen, modular kitchen, and kitchen trailer that is closest to your location in order to keep transportation costs and times to a minimum.

    After a contract has been signed, a delivery date will be determined and your temporary kitchen unit(s) will be transported by a national trucking company with experienced and professional drivers to ensure a smooth delivery.

  • Can the temporary unit(s) be moved more than once?
    Transportation of mobile kitchens, temporary kitchens, modular kitchens, and kitchen trailers is provided by national trucking companies that have partnered with Kitchen Corps, Inc. Our units cannot be driven by the leasee.

    After you have spoken with a Kitchen Corps’ Sales Representative about your needs, he or she will develop a formal quote to lease or purchase a temporary kitchen that will include:

    • All transportation costs to and from your desired location so that you can budget your project appropriately from start to finish.
    • Fuel charges.
    • Transportation quotes are good for 30 days due to the fluctuations in fuel prices.
    • If your quote is more than 30 days old, your representative will provide you with an updated transportation cost before the lease is signed.

    Our Sales Reps will do their best to provide you with a mobile kitchen, temporary kitchen, modular kitchen, and kitchen trailer that is closest to your location in order to keep transportation costs and times to a minimum.

    After a contract has been signed, a delivery date will be determined and your temporary kitchen unit(s) will be transported by a national trucking company with experienced and professional drivers to ensure a smooth delivery.

  • Who will set up the temporary kitchen units and utility connections? What happens after set up?
    Once the temporary kitchen units are on site, a Kitchen Corps technician will arrive to supervise a local set-up crew that is up-to-date on local codes and regulations.

    Gas, electric, water and sewage lines are already run within our mobile kitchen units and have a single point of connection. Your responsibility is to bring those utilities to the kitchen unit(s).

    After the mobile kitchen is completely set up, all cooking systems and utilities are tested to ensure everything is working properly.

    Once all systems are operational, a Kitchen Corps technician will train you and your employees on how to operate your new temporary kitchen facility and answer all your questions.

     

    What if we are not able to run power to the mobile kitchen?

    A majority of our clients hire an electrician to pull power from their existing building to the temporary kitchen unit(s). If this is not an option, please let us know up front so we can discuss other options with you.

    If you have no power, we will typically provide you with a mobile kitchen unit that is already equipped with a generator. If one of our generator powered units is not available, we can provide you with a standalone generator or supply the specifications for the type of generator you would need to run the mobile kitchen facility. At this point your electrician would connection the generator to the mobile kitchen unit(s).

  • What happens if the equipment malfunctions in the temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen?
    Kitchen Corps ensures that all of its kitchen equipment is properly working before turning it over to you. Once all systems are operational, a Kitchen Corps technician will train you and your employees on how to operate your new temporary kitchen facility and answer all your questions.However, as with any piece of equipment, there is the chance it could malfunction.

    To eliminate that concern, Kitchen Corps offers you the option to purchase a:
    • Preventative Maintenance Agreement
    • A Service Agreement (which covers repairs)
    • Or an agreement that combines both

    Under any of these Agreements, Kitchen Corps will make every attempt to contract with the food service equipment repair company of your choice, as we realize you have established business relationships in your area. The repair will be scheduled in a timely manner so that your food service operation doesn’t miss a beat.

    If you choose to not purchase an agreement, you may contact a repair company directly to fix the problem. Or, you can contact us and we will coordinate the repairs to your temporary kitchen, mobile kitchen, kitchen trailer or modular kitchen.

    An early malfunction
    If an issue with the equipment arises within 48 hours of the temporary kitchen being turned over to you, Kitchen Corps will take care of the problem.

    Anything after that will be your responsibility if you do not purchase an Agreement.

To receive a quote, please call us at (757) 487-8977 or to contact us by email click here.

About our modular kitchen company

Kitchen Corps is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business founded in 1997 that is expert at providing mobile kitchens, temporary kitchens, modular kitchens, and kitchen trailers to correctional facilities, prisons, universities, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, and military bases facing construction, renovation, or disaster relief in Alabama, AL, Connecticut, CT, Delaware, DE, Florida, FL, Georgia, GA, Illinois, IL, Indiana, IN, Kentucky, KY, Maine, ME, Maryland, MD, Massachusetts, MA, Michigan, MI, Mississippi, MS, New Hampshire, NH, New Jersey, NJ, New York, NY, North Carolina, NC, North Dakota, ND, Ohio, OH, Pennsylvania, PA, Rhode Island, RI, South Carolina, SC, Tennessee, TN, Texas, TX, Vermont, VT, Virginia, VA, Washington, D. C., West Virginia, WV, and Wisconsin, WI.

Quality & Experience

Companies and institutions planning renovations to their kitchen facilities, or facing unexpected interruption of service, turn to Kitchen Corps, Inc. and its EXPERTISE. With more than 17 years of experience in this industry, our professionals help you face the greatest challenges and plan even the smallest of details, all within your budget. From single production kitchens to full service industrial kitchens to custom built units and beyond, Kitchen Corps provides versatility UNMATCHED in the industry. Whether you need customized equipment to meet UNIQUE food service requirements or a completely custom designed work space for a long-term operation, Kitchen Corps, Inc. has the resources to meet the challenge.

With capabilities to feed anywhere from 90 meals per day to 9,000 meals, in facilities ranging from 480 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft. and beyond, Kitchen Corps has the solution for you.

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