Restaurant owner wins contest, hires Kitchen Corps to help feed million-plus event goers

It’s the old story of the dog chasing the car. Once it finally catches it – what to do?

That type of scenario recently played out for a restaurant owner in Maryland, who entered his popular ethnic restaurant in a contest to become a food vendor at the annual Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in Washington, D.C. And they won!

Now the Swahili Village Restaurant needed a way to prep and serve their Kenyan-style food at the two-week event on the National Mall that draws more than one million visitors per year!
The restaurant owner quickly took to the Internet to find a temporary kitchens company that provides mobile kitchens and kitchen trailers.

He settled on Kitchen Corps Inc., and within two weeks the plans for the mobile kitchen specs, transportation, kitchen set-up, and cost were completed and the kitchen trailer was delivered in mid-June.

The 8’ x 53’ Production Kitchen included the following cooking equipment:

  • Hand sink
  • 3 Compartment Sink
  • Stainless Steel Work Table
  • 6-Burner Range with Standard Oven
  • 2 – Stock Pot Burner
  • 2 – 40 Gallon Kettles
  • Double Stack Convection Oven

The Swahili Village Restaurant also rented an 8’6” x 48’ walk-in refrigerator/freezer unit.

In tandem, the mobile kitchen and freezer unit will allow the Swahili Village Restaurant to increase its footprint in the Maryland/DC area and expose festival goers to a little bit of the Kenyan lifestyle.

About the festival
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
The Festival takes place for two weeks every summer overlapping the Fourth of July holiday. It is an educational presentation that features community-based cultural exemplars. Free to the public, like other Smithsonian museums, each Festival typically draws more than one million visitors.

About Kitchen Corps
Kitchen Corps is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business established in 1997 that serves clients nationwide. The mobile kitchen company can provide temporary kitchens, temporary production kitchens, production kitchen trailers, mobile kitchens, and more to commercial businesses, restaurants, healthcare organizations, universities, military bases, correctional facilities, or disaster relief organizations that are experiencing new construction, renovation, long-term events, or disaster relief.
Our motto is “The difficult we do right away. The impossible takes a bit longer.”
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