Hot food tables are necessary for creating buffet stations in any number of different operations. They are great for catering companies, hotels, restaurants and convenient stores. There are two types of hot food tables: portable and tabletop. Portable hot food tables typically come with casters attach to make them easily transportable. Tabletop hot food tables serve a similar purpose to chafing dishes, but without the variances in temperature and without having to worry about replacing chafing fuel canisters.