The booking process was very easy – was told the cost and paid online by credit card. I needed 2 waiters/waitresses for a party at home – they came from 10am – 5pm. I briefed them before guests arrived. They did everything asked efficiently and politely.

Event Equipment For Hire

We understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to organise an event, especially if you don’t do it regularly. We work individually with all our clients, making sure they have considered all aspects of event planning and we provide expert advice on catering equipment hire. Based on an event brief we will recommend what equipment and in which quantities you might need for your party. We will then organise delivery and collection, and answer all possible questions regarding set-up. Our goal is to make it as easy for you as possible! So please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Please have a look at our
CATERING EQUIPMENT CHECKLISTS. 

  • Glassware

    Flutes, wine glasses, hi-balls, tumblers, cocktail glasses, shots, pint glasses – we can provide you with all types of glassware suitable for any event. Don’t forget you might need jugs and/or decanters. All to be returned unwashed.

  • Crockery

    Classic white plates in five sizes, dessert plates, soup and pasta bowls, canapé bowls and canapé platters, cups and saucers, mugs, tea pots, milk jugs – all crockery you may require for your event.

  • Cutlery

    Two ranges of table cutlery to choose from. Opt for robust yet attractive Rattail cutlery or sleek and shiny Utah cutlery – starter and main forks and knives; soup, dessert, tea and coffee spoons. You will probably also need serving cutlery, such as serving spoons and forks, butter knives, steak knives, fish knives, cake servers, etc.

  • Tablecloths and linen

    Choose from black or white, round or square tablecloths and napkins of various sizes, which will arrive freshly washed and pressed. Post event cleaning is included in the price. We can also supply aprons, tea towels, chair covers and polishing cloths.

  • Barware

    From mobile bars to Boston shakers, trays, and muddlers – we have all your bar equipment needs covered.

  • Event Furniture

    We can provide round, square and rectangular trestle tables in various sizes as well as table chairs, bar stools and high chairs. You might also want to consider having a professional-style cloakroom to keep your entrance tidy. Coat rails, plastic or wooden hangers and cloakroom tickets are available for hire too.

  • Garden Party Supplies

    Planning a garden party? Make sure you keep your guests dry, warm or protected from the sun. We can help with supplying gazebos, parasols, BBQ, charcoal, patio heaters, ashtrays, blankets, etc.

  • Kitchen Equipment

    We can provide anything you can think of to make your chef’s life easy – pans, pots, utensils, fridges and freezers, chafing dishes, soup kettles, deep fat fryers, first aid kit, etc.

  • Ice

    We can deliver cubed and crushed ice in 12.5kg bags, which you can use for making cocktails and keeping your drinks chilled.

  • Catering Equipment checklists

    For your peace of mind we have created a number of equipment checklists for you to go through.

We used Salt and Pepper for an event when another company cancelled on us at the last minute leaving us in a tricky situation. The staff were so efficient and the manager was completely in sync with what we wanted.

Catering Equipment Checklists

It can be so easy to forget something important when you plan your event. Imagine an afternoon tea party without teaspoons… A disaster! That’s why we are here for you all the way till the end. For your peace of mind we’ve come up with some catering equipment checklists you can go through and ensure nothing is overlooked.

  • Formal Dinner

    Starter Plate 8″
    Starter Knife and Fork
    Dinner Plate 10″
    Main Knife and Fork
    Dessert Plate 8″ or Bowl
    Dessert Spoon
    Champagne Glass
    Wine Glass
    Hi-Ball Glass
    Table cloths (square, rectangle or round, white or black)
    Linen napkins (white or black)
    Tablecloth clips
    Salt&Pepper Sets

  • Wedding - extra equipment

    *In addition to the formal dinner checklist above

    Tables (Trestle or Round)
    Table Numbers
    Poseur Tables
    Poseur Table Cloths
    Canapé Bowls or Plates
    Canapé Trays
    Cake Trays
    Serving Platters and Bowls
    Serving Tongs
    Silver Wedding Cake Knife and Server Set

  • Afternoon Tea

    Starter/Dessert Plate 8″
    Starter Knife and/or Pastry Fork
    Wine Glass
    Coffee Tea Cup and Saucer
    Teaspoons
    Cafetiere
    Hot Water Urn
    Milk Jug (1 Pint)
    Sugar Bowl
    Napkins
    Tea Towels
    Serving Platters
    Cake Tray (1 Tier, 3 Tier)
    Cake and Pie Server

  • Basic Bar

    Mobile Bar (stainless steel or perspex and steel, lit)
    Glasses (a selection to match drinks being served)
    Non-slip trays
    Bar Mat
    Wine Buckets
    Drinks Cooler
    Ice crate (rubber or plastic) or ice igloo (keeps ice frozen)
    Ice Scoops
    Fridge (single or double fronted)
    Wheeled bottle bin
    Rubbish bin
    Tongs
    Bottle Openers
    Cutting Boards
    Bar knives
    Straws
    Napkins
    Bar Aprons
    Ice (cubed and/or crushed)

  • Cocktail Bar - extra equipment

    *In addition to the basic bar checklist above

    Bar Blender
    Boston Shaker
    Measurers
    Julep Strainer
    Cocktail Spoon
    Lemon Juicer
    Bar Zester
    Bar Condiment Tray

  • Garden Party / BBQ

    Dinner Plate 10″
    Main Knife and Fork
    Dessert Plate 8″ or Bowl
    Dessert spoon
    Hi-Ball Glasses
    Wine Glass
    Pint Glass
    4 Burner Gas Barbecue or Charcoal Barbecue Grill
    Serving Tongs
    Buffet/Serving Bowl
    Parasol
    Electric Patio Heater
    Napkins

  • Other Important Bits for a Smooth Service

    Gloves
    Blue Roll
    Tea Towels

The guys were great. They did a fantastic job. Very very helpful. Would definitely have them again. Thank you!

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  • How do we pay?

    You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or card. We do not accept American Express. If you have an account then your payment is in 7 day payment terms. Otherwise full payment will be due before your event.

  • Do we have to book staff for a minimum period?

    Yes we have a 4-hour minimum booking period within zone 3 of the underground. Other areas will have longer minimum booking depending on distance from London and ease of transport.
    Security staff have a 5-hour minimum booking period.

  • What is your COVID policy?

    All of our staff test regularly and you can request their lateral flow test results one day before your event as well as their vaccination status. They also wear masks unless they are medically exempted.

    Events cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice should be paid in full unless this cancellation happens due to the government’s change in regulations.

  • Do we have to book the staff taxis?

    No, if the event is within zone 2 of the underground. For simplicity and clients’ peace of mind after 23.30 we charge a £30+VAT late night fee per staff, allowing the staff to organise their own transport. Events outside of zone 2 will be quoted on a case by case basis

  • Do you charge late night or Sunday overtime?

    For events taking place within zone 2 of the underground, after 23.30 we charge a £30+VAT late night fee, per staff . Events outside of zone 2 will be quoted on a case by case basis. We charge double rates on bank holidays as well s NYE and Christmas Eve.

  • Do we have to give the staff food and drinks?

    Staff must have access to water. Food is at your discretion.

  • Can I ask my staff to stay longer on the night?

    Although this will be at their discretion, our staff know that this business requires flexibility and in most cases will be happy to stay longer.

  • Do we have to pay for travel time?

    Within zone 2 and between 7am and 11.30pm travel is free. However outside zone 2 the costs for transport and increased travel time to staff will be charged. This will be quoted to you.

  • Can you help with equipment hire?

    Yes. We are always happy to assist with all your equipment needs. Please visit our equipment hire page for further information.

  • Can you help with party decorations?

    Yes. We can help with bespoke theme party displays, balloon walls, balloon garlands, etc. Please visit our party styling services page for further information.

  • Can a mixologist advise me on cocktails ingredients?

    Yes. Our experienced mixologists can provide a detailed ingredients and quantities list for your chosen cocktails depending on the number of quests and how long a party will last.  This will be done well in advance so you will have time to do the shopping.

  • Should we tip our staff?

    This is up to you. Our staff will surely appreciate if you do.

  • Do I need to give staff breaks?

    As per law, staff have the right to a 20-minute uninterrupted break if they are doing a shift of 6 hours or longer and this must be during that shift, not at the beginning or the end.

  • What’s your staff standard uniform?

    Leather black shoes (ladies may wear ballerinas), smart black trousers and a long sleeve black shirt. For more formal occasions we can wear a white shirt, a black tie and a black waistcoat.

  • Which areas do you cover?

    We cover all areas of London that are reachable by either tube or overground. We may be able to help with destinations further away but it would depend on the availability of staff who can drive. One-way travel time and train fares/fuel will be charged.