Planning an event and need to organise catering equipment hire? Hiring catering equipment can be a challenge, even for professional caterers with clear knowledge of what they need. As a trusted hire company, Excel Hire has a reputation for taking the hassle out of catering events thanks to our expertise and knowledge.
To help your big day or corporate event go off without a hitch, we recommend following our top tips for getting the most out of your catering equipment hire.
5 Steps For Successful Catering Equipment Hire
1. Do your research
When it comes to hiring catering equipment, it pays to do your research. There are a lot of equipment rental companies out there that claim to be the best, but not all of them live up to the hype.
Too often we hear of a rental company taking a booking or deposit and being unable to fulfil their obligations. Always take the time to read online reviews and compare prices before making a decision.
2. Know what you need
Before you start looking for catering equipment, it’s important to know exactly what you need. Your catering service can help you determine what cooking equipment they require. If you’re trying to arrange something specific such as heavy-duty catering equipment, you need to specify this from the outset.
Make a list of all the items you’ll need and be sure to include any special requirements such as sizes or quantities. What you need will vary depending on the type of event, for instance, a large-scale commercial catering event will need vastly different equipment than a small outdoor event such as a birthday party.
3. Get a quote
Once you know what you need, it’s time to start organising some quotes.
We recommend shopping around as prices can vary between equipment hire companies. Be sure to ask about any discounts or specials that may be available.
As mentioned above, compare the quotes, but don’t always jump for the least expensive. Take time to check the company’s reputation online and ensure their service is reliable and their equipment is high-quality.
4. Make a reservation
Once you’ve found the perfect company, it’s essential to make a reservation as soon as possible. Catering equipment is often in high demand, so you don’t want to wait until the last minute and end up disappointed.
5. Ask questions
If you have any questions about the catering equipment or the rental process, be sure to ask them before you make your final decision.
Questions to ask include:
- How much are delivery and collection, is this included in the hire costs?
- When will delivery occur and how quickly is collection organised following the event?
- What happens if there is a fault with the equipment? (who to call?)
- Do you get a dedicated point of contact for out-of-hours support?
- Is the equipment insured and if so, what for? Be sure you are not responsible for damage or replacement costs.
Experience The Excel Hire Difference
At Excel Hire, we have years of experience supporting customers to enjoy stress-free equipment hire. Our extensive knowledge and expertise allow us to best guide you through what you may need and deliver premium support for a streamlined experience.
All our equipment is regularly maintained and updated for optimal performance and we allocate a dedicated event manager to each hire for absolute peace of mind. We believe in reliable, affordable equipment hire without compromise and have a reputation that attests to this.
For leading equipment catering services, whether you’re a catering business or an everyday Australian putting together an event, you need Excel Hire. Contact us today at 07 3217 3217 to learn more.