Hire or buy? Which is the greener option?


Organising an event? Not too big?  So, do you go and buy plastic glasses & paper plates or do you hire from a reputable Hire Company like Adams Catering Hire?

At Adams Catering Hire we use modern efficient glass and dishwashing machines which also use recycled water where possible to reduce our impact on the environment and also ensure economy, performance & energy conservation.  All chemicals used in this process are environmentally friendly and biodegradeable.

All our equipment is sent out to you using reuseable containers which help minimise packaging and waste. 

So, when you decide on the hire option there is less waste as everything is re-used.

Yet, if you buy plastic or paper and throw them away it is not the greenest option.


Another ‘Help for Heroes’ event

Adams Catering Hire were once again pleased to contribute to another successful event held in aid of  ‘Help for Heroes‘.

Aitch Group organised a Charity Gala Dinner & Dance at Chigwell Hall on Saturday 11th September 2010.  Held in the marquee in the grounds of this beautiful old building, guests were entertained in true old fashioned style.

It all started with a Full Military Tattoo and champagne reception and followed by a superb menu prepared by local Caterers, Ashbys and with a signature dish that was created by Anthony Worral-Thompson.

Music was provided by Bootleg Beatles and a celebrity compere entertained everyone immensely.

Aiming to  raise £125,000 for two very worthy charities:  ‘The Rifles Regimental Trust: Care for Casualties Appeal’ and ‘The Warrior Programme’, the event was a great way to do it.

Proceeds from the Help the Heroes gala will benefit ‘The Rifles Regiment Care For Casualties Appeal’ and ‘The Warrior Programme’.

An Auction was held and there was even a tank up for auction.


The Garden Museum

The Garden Museum, ‘one of London best small museums’ says The Daily Telegraph.

Situated by the River Thames and next to Lambeth Palace, The Garden Museum provides the perfect location for wedding receptions, corporate events and dinners.

The Museum’s garden provides a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of central London and is an ideal setting for a pre-dinner drinks reception or a barbeque and Adams Catering Hire continues to provide equipment for the many Caterers recommended by the Museum

The Garden’s focal point is the beautiful 17th Century inspired knot garden, which creates the perfect romantic setting for wedding photography.

Thames Revival at St Katherines Dock 2010


Thames Revival

Sat 11 – Sun 12 September 2010 / 12 noon till 6pm

St Katharine Docks

  • Photo: Anya Belikova

The Thames Revival celebrates vintage glamour, classic boats and the golden days of sailing.

For one weekend only, enjoy the opportunity to step back in time by entering St Katharine Docks to marvel at a full display of historic vessels, and get into the spirit of things by dressing to suit your favourite maritime era. Admire hearty fishing smacks, rub gunwales with the finest racing yachts, and hear the tooting of a steam tug as it punctuates the silky purrings of upriver motor launches.

In Centre Basin there are all sorts of things to watch, from a ‘Row of War’ to boating demonstrations. Ashore, you can find a variety of maritime stalls displaying traditional things such as boat-building skills, or take the time to soak up the atmosphere in one of the many bars and restaurants with waterside view.

Two boats in particular have made epic voyages to arrive at the Thames Festival and should not be missed. The Fryderyk Chopin, the biggest sailing boat of its type in the world, will be moored at St Katharine’s Pier having set sail from Poland in June. And artist Filip Jonker will sail into port from the Netherlands in De Furie, the first man to make the journey in a tugboat made entirely from cardboard.

Stalls and activities include the following:

Try an Oyster Stall

Wood Carving Stall

Paper Boat Race Stall

Rope Making Stall

Deck Quoits

Revival Info Stall

Vintage Clothing Stall



Adams Hire help out for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out 2010

In a show of unity between retailers, for one night only the West End will celebrate ­shopping like never before as everyone from high-end designers to high-street stores will lay on a fashion extravaganza.

More than 200 shops in W1 are taking part by offering a wealth of added extras. Thirteen fashion capitals around the world are involved in putting the joy back into shopping and ­celebrating the night.

“In these difficult economic times, we want to reward the spirit of enterprise and imagination that the fashion industry encapsulates,” says Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. “We’re delighted to be in a position at Vogue to undertake this enterprise and bring retailers and shoppers together in central London for this feel-good occasion.”

limited edition te-shirt

A limited edition T-shirt has been designed to commemorate the occasion, available at many of the participating stores. It costs £10 and all the proceeds go to Crisis, the UK charity for the homeless.

One not to miss is Stella McCartney where Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexandra Shulman and Camila Batmanghelidjh invite you to celebrate Vogue Fashion’s Night Out at the Stella McCartney store in 30 Bruton Street W1.

Preview launch of Wardrobe and Me: an exhibition from the young people of kids company.

– Have your photo taken on a photo board of the Stella McCartney A/W 10 Advertising Campaign.
– Sale of the official Vogue FNO tshirts and bags.
– Exclusive prize draw to win a bag of Stella McCartney goodies.
– Canapes, cupcakes, cookies and cocktails.

Make a Statement with the Crystal Ice Chair

What a fantastic looking chair. Guaranteed to provoke comments like ‘WoW‘ at your next event.

This chair came onto the event scene about a year ago and has proved to be an outstanding winner in every catagory. From a smart summer wedding to a nightclub, the crystal ice chair can provide the look thats needed to look fresh and awe inspiring. As with many chairs the seat pads are inter changeable from ivory faux leather, to a large choice of plain colours to match your theming.

The chairs are injection moulded from a polycarbonate resin which is incredibly strong, yet it allows a certain amount of flex to give added comfort compared to wooden and metal alternatives. They are also
completely translucent which means their appearance can be transformed when subjected to different lighting effects
  • Made from 100% recyclable materials so they’re greener than green
  • Immensely strong and durable (practically bulletproof)
  • UV resistant which means they don’t discolour in sunlight
  • Seat Pads are interchangeable
  • Appearance changes under coloured light
  • 100% waterproof so they can be used outdoors (not the seat pads though)


Dress them up with a few simple flowers to look fresh and clean or put a spotlight on  to jazz it up and make it shine. Its your choice, but whatever you do its sure to outshine its nearest neighbour the gilt banqueting chair. So if you need chair hire and you want something to talk about, call Adams Catering Hire, and get the chair that dreams are made of.



Londons Finest and most Famous Festival

Notting Hill Carnival is London’s most vibrant celebration of diversity, colour and sound.Started in 1964, the Notting Hill Carnival has become an internationally acclaimed event which remains true to its Caribbean roots and over the last four decades, it’s matured into a melting pot of diverse cultural and musical genres that come together in modern West London streets.

Today it’s Europe’s largest street festival with hundreds of thousands of regular visitors enjoying live Masquerade bands, Soundsystems, street food, dancing and much more.

It has an extremely wide and varied range of events going on over the weekend

On Sunday it is Childrens DayThis is the beginning of Carnival with its famous parade of  steel bands, dancers, floats & sound systems. There’s a multitude of stalls offering food and drink from all over the world and to suit everyones taste.

And on the Bank Holiday Monday it is the main day. Again the world famous parade with dancers and more.

Adams Catering Hire are pleased to help out many of the stalls providing food with our range of gas equipment including BBQ’s, gas rings and ovens, also furniture for those tired and weary souls entertaining you in the parade.

Lets hope the weather stays fine.

Don’t forget, if you have an event which needs catering equipment or furniture hire, calls Adams, 0870 300 6000