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KTG Aids Manhattan Teaching Hospital After Hurricane

KTG Aids Manhattan Teaching Hospital After Hurricane

“We designed the interior of this PAC kitchen to be flexible for the hospital, so that it would be able to both reheat prepared foods from a local supplier as well as produce fresh-prepared food, serving the hospital’s needs on a daily basis and ensuring that it was able to maintain the high standards that the hospital’s food and nutrition services team has established.”

Ralph Goldbeck | AIA & Kitchens To Go Partner
Kitchens To Go, a leading provider of mobile and modular kitchen solutions, recently installed two PAC (plug and cook) kitchens at a teaching hospital based in Manhattan, thereby helping the hospital to re-open in just two months after being forced to evacuate all patients following the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy.

solutions for disaster recovery

The PAC kitchens will operate as the main kitchen for the hospital until renovations are completed on its ground-level kitchen that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy, estimated in August 2013. The hospital endured an estimated $1 billion in damage, according to some reports, including extensive damage to its entire kitchen that was flooded by the Sandy storm surge. Kitchens To Go was hired in late November 2012, less than a month after the disaster, and quickly moved forward with plans to install a customized double PAC kitchen, made from 8’x40’ high cube shipping containers, on its roof.
Kitchens To Go’s PAC kitchen often presents the best option for any facility that needs to get a kitchen operating as quickly as possible, and the company’s PAC kitchens have become a go-to tool for disaster relief organizations over the past decade. Known for its durable, high-quality construction, the company has delivered these emergency kitchens to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army following a variety of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and Joplin, MO after the 2011 tornadoes.
In the wake of a natural disaster, commercial food service operations do not have the luxury of waiting the four-to eight-months time that is usually required to gain permit approvals, design and then build a new kitchen on site. Instead, many times the first responders are fighting a battle against the clock, needing to get much-needed nutrition to those trapped or stranded in the disaster area.
Kitchens To Go’s PAC kitchens are code-compliant and usually operable within days of being ordered. KTG has a long history of designing and building temporary and mobile kitchens, and the company’s Bolt-On Kitchen model, which is also a pre-constructed, code-compliant kitchen that may be affixed to an existing building on a permanent or lease-term basis, was recognized in 2012 with a Kitchen Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association.
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Helping Tornado-Ravaged Cities Start School On-time

Helping Tornado-Ravaged Cities Start School On-time

Schools will be equipped with full-service kitchens and will be able to provide weekend food packages for children still displaced by the storm damage.

Challenges Foodservice Operators Face

Kitchens To Go, a leading provider of mobile and modular kitchen solutions, announced today that it is working with the Army Corps of Engineers and engineers from Hunter Modular and Brinkmann Constructors to help rebuild schools in the wake of the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, MO on May 22nd and destroyed multiple school buildings. Kitchens To Go has delivered three mobile kitchens designated for an elementary school, a middle school and a high school in the community.

As part of the disaster relief effort to help rebuild Joplin, Kitchens To Go was first contacted by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide specifications for the new kitchens that would be needed at each school. Then, based on the specifications, the Army Corps of Engineers sought bids on the project, and Kitchens To Go was selected by Hunter Modular and Brinkmann Constructors as the kitchen provider consultant to develop each school’s food service facility.
Each kitchen will be installed and capable of producing hundreds of hot meals daily by the time Joplin’s students head back to the classroom on August 17th. “These bolt-on kitchens will be installed in less than one month, are code-compliant and have the ability to serve Joplin’s students for years to come,” said Ralph Goldbeck, AIA, and partner, Kitchens To Go. “Our products are built to meet the highest specifications required in the U.S., and our modular solutions have earned their reputation as quality products that exceed our clients’ expectations time after time.”
“We have a commitment to creative solutions and value engineering of the highest quality, and this is shared by any company we work with,” said Oscar Hunter, president, Hunter Modular. “We are proud to have selected Kitchens To Go as our kitchen supplier on this important project.”
Kitchens To Go has worked with the Army Corps of Engineers in support of other disaster relief efforts, including Hurricane Katrina.
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Carlin Manufacturing Bolt-On Kitchens

Carlin Manufacturing Bolt-On Kitchens

“After 30 years in business, we enjoy knowing that the Carlin and Kitchens To Go names have earned their reputation for delivering quality products that exceed our client expectations time after time.”

Ralph Goldbeck | AIA & Carlin Manufacturing Partner
Carlin Manufacturing and its partner company, Kitchens To Go, are in the mood for a birthday celebration. The leading providers of mobile and modular kitchen solutions have come to National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show 2011 to celebrate Carlin’s 30th anniversary and to unveil a new commercial kitchen concept known as Bolt-On Kitchens.

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The Carlin-Kitchens To Go Bolt-On Kitchen represents the companies’ creative response to many requests it has received for a fast, efficient alternative to a brick-and-mortar expansion or replacement of a commercial kitchen facility. The company has already delivered Bolt-On Kitchen solutions to food service establishments in Arizona, California and Washington, D.C.

In each instance, the commercial food service operation did not have the luxury of waiting the four-to eight-months time that is usually required to gain permit approvals, design and then build a new kitchen on site, which would result in an enormous disruption of daily operations. Instead, each company chose to have Carlin’s team of experienced construction and food service professionals design, build and deliver a new, code-compliant and comfortable kitchen in just one-half of this time (typically two-to three-months).
Carlin-Kitchen To Go’s Bolt-On Kitchen is a pre-constructed, code-compliant kitchen that may be affixed to an existing building on a permanent or lease-term basis, yielding savings of at least 30 percent over conventional construction costs. The Bolt-On Kitchen is a modular facility, which is joined to a restaurant’s permanent structure by a common sidewall, and is delivered with a custom-finished interior and exterior construction to match the existing building and maintain the important brand image of each food service operation.
“Our products are all built to meet the highest specifications required in the U.S., and our modular solutions have an impressive track record of sustained quality,” said Ralph Goldbeck, AIA, and partner, Carlin Manufacturing. “After 30 years in business, we enjoy knowing that the Carlin and Kitchens To Go names have earned their reputation for delivering quality products that exceed our client expectations time after time.”
30 Year Anniversary of Carlin Manufacturing
More than a quarter century ago, Carlin Manufacturing founder Kevin Carlin was a busy caterer who wanted to prepare fresh, quality food on location. But he continued to encounter problems that are typical of food caterers everywhere: substandard equipment, difficult and dangerous working conditions, and an inability to maintain high-quality food products over the course of a job. Carlin gave up on catering and instead threw himself into his new passion for providing excellent mobile kitchens and kitchen facilities. That idea is what still drives Carlin Manufacturing today.
Mr. Carlin built his first mobile unit in 1980 and founded Carlin Mobile Kitchens in 1981. Now in its 30th year, Carlin Manufacturing continues producing mobile kitchens, re-locatable buildings and specialty vehicles for an array of clients. Carlin’s products currently serve customers in more than 24 countries around the globe with vehicles built for fast food giants like McDonald’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Carlin’s Midwest manufacturing facilities produce mobile and modular units for all branches of the military, as well as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. From disaster relief vehicles to the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, Carlin continues to discover new ways of satisfying the evolving needs of its clients. In 2004, Carlin Manufacturing took an important step in its history as it formalized a partnership with Kitchens To Go, leading the companies to serve an untapped market that required a complete temporary facilities package. The Modular Kitchen Concept was born out of client needs. Being among the first to implement the modular kitchen concept, these unique, building and health code compliant facilities brought the modular concept to a higher professional level.
“We continue to be amazed by the new opportunities we have to help improve food service operations with our mobile and modular solutions,” Goldbeck said. “The Bolt-On Kitchen is just a natural and logical evolution of the modular kitchen solutions we have been building on a large scale for the past 25 years.” Kitchens To Go and Carlin Manufacturing have a client list that includes major corporations, disaster relief agencies, hospitals, universities, hotels, governmental agencies and sports venues from coast to coast and throughout the world.
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