Product Guide: How to Choose Kitchen Equipment for Events

By: Marquee Event Rentals

Looking to dazzle your event guests with a fabulous feast, exquisite appetizers, or heavenly sweet treats? By renting kitchen equipment for your next event, you can serve food to your guests that is both delicious and kept at optimal temperatures.

How to choose the best kitchen equipment for your event

Choosing the right kitchen equipment for your event starts with the food. If you plan to have the event catered, you may only need warming cabinets and basic refrigeration. If food will be prepared onsite, consider renting prep tables, a portable stove, pots and pans, and/or a grill - in addition to equipment to keep unprepared food cold and cooked food hot.

First, find out what amenities the venue can provide. Do they have a refrigerator? Microwave? Dishwasher? Sinks? Also, get details on the electrical layout of the venue and what may or may not be available at your event site. 

Marquee Event Rentals can provide portable generators, food warmers, grills, deep fryers, portable refrigerators, even an entire mobile kitchen. We’re trusted by major events including the PGA, American World Series of Barbeque, SXSW, and international brands including St. Regis and Lexus.

Here are our 6 most popular kitchen equipment rentals

Refrigeration - for cold drinks, ice cream, or food prep
Solid-front refrigerators or freezers are popular for catered events. Choose glass-front if you want guests to help themselves to cold drinks, ice cream, etc.

Warming Equipment - essential for buffets
Events that serve food buffet-style typically use heat lamps and chafers. If you have a large amount of food or multiple courses, you’ll need warming cabinets and possibly a steam table.

Grills - great for remote events
Grilled food is great for outdoor events, and our 2’ x 5’ propane or charcoal-powered grills are perfect for areas without convenient electricity. Some Marquee locations can provide a rotisserie add-on.

Cooking Equipment - create a mobile kitchen
Marquee rents propane stoves and convection ovens in varying sizes and some locations have electric ovens. We also rent deep fryers and portable griddles. Complete your portable kitchen with a food processor or commercial mixer, and pots and pans.

Small kitchen appliances - for smaller, remote events
Sometimes all you need is a microwave, hot plate or portable burners to reheat food.

Just for fun - tasty treats to make guests smile
Guests of all ages can enjoy snow-cones, cotton candy, and/or popcorn at your event. Some of our locations also rent hot dog carts.

Catering Equipment Rental from Marquee

Our event planning experts in Chicago, Kansas City, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio can help you find the best kitchen equipment to rent for your next event. No event is too large or too small; our friendly staff is committed to helping you bring your event vision to life.

Marquee is not just an event rental supplier, our goal is to be your event rental partner. With the largest inventory in the industry, we have kitchen rental options to fit any event budget. Contact an event rental specialist with any questions you have, or to get a complimentary consultation.