View Full Version : Hot holding

08-20-2013, 12:21 AM
For events and such, how do you guys hot hold something like ABTs? Right now, I grill or fry everything to order or have a very short hold time under heat lamps during busy times. I would like to do a bacon wrapped jalapeno appetizer or maybe a meatball type item on a stick, but I am unsure how to hold them safely for a high volume setting.

08-20-2013, 03:00 AM
cambros and steam table top units

08-20-2013, 07:57 AM
Cambro and an Alto Shaam I picked up at Auction.

08-22-2013, 07:33 PM
Where power is easily available, I'd go with heated cabinets like the alto sham. Easy to keep temp and move food around. Vending or anyplace without power, a propane steam table is best. Remember that both will continue to cook the food if you leave it too long.

I keep meat in the Cambro and carefully portion it out to the steam table.

09-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Sterno or electric hot boxes work well as do cambros.

09-12-2013, 12:12 AM
Thanks. I was leaning towards an alto sham. Might not be a bad idea to set aside a place in the trailer for a cambro box, as well fro bigger events.