If you have dogs that are slow eaters, or on special diets, then instead of crates two wire panels can be used to make temporary partitions against existing walls.
I feed Grumpy William ( slow & will not start until the others are finished & he has an audience ) in a corner of the kitchen, screened off by wire panels.
Bridgette, greedy, pushy, & a food thief, has a special diet because of bladder stones and is fenced in another corner to stop her from getting to the other dogs' non-dietary food.
Tommy is on the other side of the baby gate, because he scatters his food over the floor & the chins would be there cleaning up before he has finished what is in the bowl.
The other four chins just have their bowls put on the floor. They all know the order in which they are fed, they eat at the same rate & they are polite to each other.
In the past I have fed eleven cavaliers all at one time, but you do need to be alert, and to have good tempered dogs.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.