If the holiday party you are catering is only for a small number of people and the food that needs to be moved are only a few pans then the best solution is to use a pan carrier. There are two kinds of pan carrier – front and top loading. Top loading are those horizontal units that is capable of keeping a single menu inside one or more pans. In the case of front loading carriers or end loading, the units are vertical and equipped with front doors. It is designed to be stacked and best suited when carrying many pans are once and you don’t have to stack them against one another.
In case of a large party where you are catering and with multiple pans, the most suitable choice is the pan carts. The unit is complete for ease of transport and equipped with casters. There are also electric units that make sure that the food will be maintained at a specific temperature without dropping. If electricity is inaccessible in the party venue then it is best to use the non-electric units. Since the carts have insulation, the food can be maintained hot or cold even after a few hours.
There are also catering services such as restaurants that provide hot food tables for the occasion or more commonly called as steam tables. The food in the table will stay warm because it is maintained at a specific temperature.
In order to make sure that the guests get their food warm and the chefs are able to serve food at the right temperature, chafers can be another option. It will not only beautify the table but keeps the temperature the same as well. To make sure that the food will be warm enough when the guests get to them, the water inside the chafer must be heated before placing the hot food pan over.