Food Carriers for Tailgate Catering

Whether you are catering an NFL pre-game party or a middle school soccer tournament, warm holding equipment is an essential part of safely handling and serving cooked food while away from the main kitchen. Keep product safety and public health at the forefront of your catering business with these easy-to-use and easy-to-transport warm holding supplies.  

Let’s begin with a cold weather favorite: soup. It’s an easy appetizer or meal for large crowds, but it’s not always so easy to lug around and keep warm – especially when there isn’t an electrical outlet available.

Soup and Chili Carriers
Soup carriers, such as the Cambro 3 3/8 Gallon Soup Camtainer and the Carlisle 3.5 Gallon Insulated Soup and Chili Server, are designed to keep contents at the proper serving temperature. These containers can be used for hot soups, chilis or stews as well as cold soup varieties. Insulated soup carriers are available in a variety of colors and are stackable for easy storage and loading into cramped catering vans. 

When the temperature drops, nothing satisfies sports fans like a hot cup of coffee or cocoa. But, keeping a pot of coffee or a big mix of cocoa consistently hot can be difficult without access to an electrical outlet. This problem is solved with insulated beverage containers.

Beverage Containers
These handy containers are designed with thick insulation to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold. Caterers can set these up as self-serve stations for clients or as pour stations for servers. These containers are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1.5 to 11.75 gallon capacities. 

For optimal food safety, it is imperative to keep meals that were prepared off-site at a consistent temperature. To do this, you need an insulated food carrier. Food carriers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and load directions, including front-loading and top-loading food carriers.


Food Carriers
Top-loading food pan carriers are designed to hold and transport single or multiple food pans and steam table pans of cooked or chilled food. This style of pan carrier has a lower profile and is ideal for stacking and will hold food at safe serving temperatures for four to six hours. 


Host the perfectly catered tailgate event with equipment that is designed to keep your food fresh and ready to serve from the kitchen to the parking lot. Read our article on Tailgate Equipment and Supplies for Food Vendors to learn more about the amazing options that are available to take your business to the next level.