Who we are?

MAK Catering is a team of kitchen professionals specialising in providing quality back-of-house catering equipment to the hospitality industry in Australia.

We’re an industry leader because our business is run by veteran international chef Martin Koestlin, so we know what chefs want and need in the kitchen. Martin looks beyond turning a profit to help you provide the best possible customer experience with equipment that is fit for purpose, clean and reliable.

Martin has revolutionised what caterers can be capable of by being the first to introduce gas combi ovens – he saw a demand for them so he worked out a way to modify them to be transportable. From there, MAK has grown from strength to strength as we look beyond what’s available to what chefs truly need in their kitchens.

We now stock over 30 combi ovens – plus we provide everything from your everyday convection ovens, stainless steel benches, and gas deep fryers to more niche items such as bratt pans and ready-to-use coffee machines (with water plumbing and accessories).

We’re confident we can help you with whatever you need in your kitchen – whether you need the standard equipment or something more unusual.

Get in touch and we’ll help you get your kitchen sorted.

What we do?

Our vision at MAK is to provide our valued clients with a range of quality kitchen equipment we’ve tried ourselves, so we know it’s going to be reliable and fit for purpose. We are always on the lookout for quality and innovative equipment so we can be confident what we’re offering is the best. And we want to be your trusted supplier for a long time, so we’ll continue to go above and beyond to ensure you’re getting the best service possible. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well at MAK!

Why hire from us?

With a background spanning decades of working in kitchens, we know kitchen and catering equipment, and we understand that chefs need quality equipment they can rely on to work every time.

Not only that, but we will deliver straight to your kitchen, including upstairs, on time, every time.

Our response times are fast, and we’re here to offer expert industry advice if you need it. Get in touch and find out how helpful we can be.

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Our story

MAK Catering was founded by German-born international chef Martin Koestlin in 1997, when he realised there was a demand for quality back-of-house catering equipment to hire that was clean, reliable and fit for purpose.

Martin has been a leader on the Sydney hospitality scene for over 35 years, and was delivering award-winning catering at Acer Arena before he made the leap into starting MAK Catering. As executive chef, he led the Sydney Super Dome team to win many awards, including Venue Caterer of the Year and Caterer of the Year, at both NSW and national levels, at the Restaurant and Catering Awards.

MAK remains a proudly Australian-owned company, and we’re confident there’s nobody in the market that understands what chefs really want and need for their kitchens like we do.

Why not give us a try for yourself?

Meet our team

Martin Koestlin

Managing Director

Anna Koestlin


Timothy Koestlin


Raymond Holmes

Accounts Manager

David Pardo Vitta

Operations Manager

Leanne Tran

Admin/Orders Manager

Chris Bicknell

Logistics Enabler

Pavan Reddy

Operations Coordinator

Rob Dowdall
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John Deane
Executive Chef / Venues Live

I have been using MAK Kitchen Equipment since he started back then it was great to clean modern equipment that worked compared to what was available. I am delighted to say the company has gone from strength to strength with the quality and range of equipment available. Two things that set MAK apart from other equipment hire companies. One, Martin knows the industry, therefore, he knows that you need those pieces of equipment to work and if there is a problem he will fix it. Two, the food industry is fast moving with styles and trends and Martin is right there always supporting the operators with what they need.

Travis Harvey
Executive Chef / OzHarvest

Putting together a one night only event with 50 of Australia’s best chefs means reliable equipment is the top priority. MAK supports OzHarvest’s CEO Cookoff™ with combis, stoves, and great staff, ensuring we can deliver a brilliant event for our 1,500 guests.

Dwight Peters
General Manager / Bayleaf

MAK Catering has been a pivotal partner in helping my business execute our events over the past 6 years. Martin and the team have worked closely with our organization both locally and instate with the best equipment in this industry. I would highly recommend getting in touch with MAK Catering. They have the most recent catering equipment on the market and the most reliable in the industry.

Matt Bowrey

I first used MAK Catering equipment whilst working for other catering companies.  When I started my own catering company it was a no brainer that I would use MAK as the reliability and quality of the equipment was so far above anyone else in the market.  I was pleasantly surprised that their customer service and reliability as a company was also at the same high standard as their equipment.

Shane Krebs
Group Executive Chef / GEMA Group

MAK Catering are in a league of their own when it comes to commercial catering equipment hire… They are the benchmark and then there is everyone else. Superior & reliable equipment is only half of the experience, the other half is the support, flexibility and professionalism from end to end from Martin and his team. The GEMA Group works on tight event and logistically challenging schedules all around the country. MAK Catering works with us to overcome these hurdles and provide us operational solutions. They are a partner of The GEMA Group who completely understand that our successful outcomes are reliant on the quality of the service that they provide. It is our pleasure to show our continued support and recommend MAK Catering, as we have complete trust with delivery of all expectations from this first-class organisation.

Priscilla and Najee Khouzame

Our company has been working with MAK catering for a number of years now. There are many companies we can chose to work with in the industry; however, we have remained committed to the MAK team due to level of service they provide. As a family run business, we value the ongoing commitment and service the team provides. They are prompt, efficient and ensure the overall equipment is running to perfection.

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