Rivian, an exciting new electric truck and SUV company developing innovative vehicles, contacted Mobile Kitchens for an employee feeding solution at the company’s new production facility in Normal, Illinois. The company was taking off much faster than anticipated following several billion in financing in recent years and had traditionally provided daily meals for R&D employees in Michigan and wanted to continue that tradition for its expanding manufacturing workforce in Illinois as well as their growing team in California.
The problem was the former Toyota factory they were moving into in Normal wouldn’t have appropriate facilities without remodeling, and all company efforts were focused on expediting vehicle production enablement at the site. So, they were looking for a long-term solution that would properly support their on-site culinary program until more permanent arrangements could be developed.
The team at mobile kitchens deployed a 53’ mobile kitchen to the manufacturing facility to support delivery of hot and healthy meals for the manufacturing team, which continued to expand in numbers throughout the assignment.
Dubai National Air Transport Association(DNATA) contacted Mobile Kitchens requiring a solution for continuity of in-flight catering operations during a planned 5-month full kitchen remodel. To prepare for the assignment, Mobile Kitchens conducted a site survey and attended bi-weekly client planning meetings and reviewed current client operations and menu in order to recommend the ideal project configuration, then handled all necessary permitting with local city officials.
Mobile Kitchens mobilized one of our 53’ mobile kitchens and (3) 8’ x 20’ Walk-in Coolers/Freezers to the project site to support the high volume 24/7 culinary operations supporting international airline travelers.
Our team also coordinated and maintained all necessary utility operations with local vendors throughout the5-month assignment, while providing 24/7 on-call availability for operational support.
Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas Texas was facing a facility remodel and came across Mobile Kitchens online while exploring continuity solutions that could bridge their anticipated culinary services interruption during the $30M renovation that would impact the 800 club member families. The facility’s Executive Chef, Lance, had the option to build a temporary facility and then demolish it, but that solution was deemed to be a waste of time and money.
Mobile Kitchens was in the process of building a 48’ slide out kitchen when Bent Tree began discussion, which could work for the project if its production could be accelerated. Mobile Kitchens speed the development and modified the kitchen, customizing and tailoring the equipment to Bent Tree’s specific needs and desires prior to the long deployment.
Mobile kitchens had the vehicle custom wrapped and logoed for the client so it would have a sophisticated look as well as a small footprint at the active club while serving breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. To learn more, go inside the kitchen with Executive Chef Lance to discuss his objectives, experiences, and reflections - Watch Video Testimonial
Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina contacted our team about six months in advance of their project start, a complete remodel of their commercial kitchen facilities that support patient, staff and visitor meals, as well as patient-specific nutritional programs. Mobile Kitchens traveled twice to SC for in person meetings to plan logistics for optimized operations during the renovation.
To support continuity of Piedmont’s essential food service programs, RK deployed its 57’ industrial mobile kitchen trailer nicknamed ‘The Beast,’ which can support production of tens of thousands of meals daily. We also deployed our32’ mobile dishwashing trailer with matching commercial volume capacity and outfitted a 40’ office container for dry storage.
These mobile assets were accompanied by both 40’freezer and reefer trailers, which were leveled onsite to 2 ft.to provide ramp access between the temporary commercial-grade food storage, kitchen and sanitation facilities. The continuity mission was extended for six months beyond the originally anticipated project length of six months and was successfully concluded in December2018.