Food Warming Equipment
Food warming equipment is an essential element to a catering business. Transporting food and keeping it hot can be difficult without the proper tools. Restaurants find themselves needing food warming equipment as well due to varying dish cook times. Own a convenience store? Ready-to-go nachos will stay HOT with our nacho food warming equipment. You can rest assure that no matter the event or business KaTom Restaurant Supply has the food warming equipment you need at prices you'll love.
A food warmer is an essential part of any restaurant, deli or buffet line. They’re the best way to keep pre-cooked food warm and at a safe temperature for serving. If you need a heat lamp, heated shelf, warming drawer,hot plate or soup kettle, we have what you need.. We also have food-specific models such as pizza merchandisers, pretzel merchandisers, and display food warmers for your convenience store or concession stand.Accessories for these models are also available.
While being best known in America for producing vibrant and delicious seafood and vegetables, nearly anything can be cooked in a steamer. For example, steaks cooked in a steamer remain tender, have less shrinkage from moisture loss, and cook more quickly. Give the cut a sear on a charbroiler or flat top and it’s ready for serving. Steam is also great for keeping chicken and turkey moist and delicious, for providing a perfect brown crust on bread, and for quickly cooking vegetables, then holding them at temperature until serving without burning.
A heated cabinet keeps food at a safe temperature until it is ready to be served. We stock many different models depending on your needs. If space is tight and only a few items need to be warmed at a time, an undercounter model is the recommended choice. Half-height and three-quarters-height models offer more room for food at slightly higher costs. For large restaurants or banquet halls that need to keep vast amounts of food warm, a large selection of full height models are offered, including those with multiple sections and double widths. No matter what size you need, one decision you have to make is whether to buy an insulated or uninsulated model. Insulated models cost more, but are more efficient and do a better job of and keeping food hot.
A rice cooker and warmer can significantly decrease the amount of time and labor required to cook this popular food, especially if you are making it in large quantities. These units are simple to operate and do not require constant attention. That means a hands-off way to cook rice and hold it until you’re ready to serve.
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Serving warm, house-made chips with salsa is a great way to greet your customers in your Mexican restaurant. A nacho chip warmer is keeps chips warm until they are ready to be served. These warmers have a metal door used to access the chips so you can fill your customers’ baskets quickly and easily. We offer multiple sizes to fit your operation.
In large operations like hospitals, nursing homes, and hotels, it can be difficult to get fresh food to every guest. A meal delivery cart is the ideal solution. We have a wide selection of models from economy units to ones that can be heated or cooled in order to best fit your needs. We also offer mobile tray dispensers for transporting clean trays from your dish room to your cooking or serving line.
As the name suggests, these units can actually do the work of both a proofer and a heated holding cabinet. They’re actually built to provided warm food storage that won’t dry foods out, thanks to included humidity generators and controls. That makes them great for meats, pastas, and other items that you don’t want to dry out during holding.
In order to make a good loaf of bread, the dough needs to be left alone to rise before baking. This is called the proofing stage, the last step in the fermentation process. While this stage is occurring, the dough is very sensitive to temperature and humidity. A proofing cabinet keeps the dough at a warm temperature and provides stable humidity that allows the dough to rise higher and faster, producing a better loaf of bread. We offer models in half, three-quarter, and full height, allowing you to find the unit with the right capacity for your bakery or restaurant.
When it comes to cooking pasta in a commercial kitchen, something more than a standard household cooking pot is needed. A pasta basket insert fits into a regular commercial pot and enables the chef to cook several types of noodles at once in a single pot. We also have full pasta cook sets, including pots specifically designed for cooking pasta. Ifyour restaurant features pasta dishes, a commercial pasta cooker is what you need. This equipment looks like a fryer, but the vats are filled with water instead of oil. Gas and electric models are available.
Keep foods easily accessible and at the correct temperature with a pass-thru, roll-thru, or roll-in heated cabinet. They are perfect for busy restaurants that need immediate access to hot food. We have half-sized units that are good for small catering operations up to large full-height models that can be found in high-volume restaurants.
A heated pizza holding cabinet helps keep pizzas warm until they are ready to be sold or served. We have several models available, from half-height units that can keep a handful of pizzas warm to large, multi-section models that are best used for schools or high-volume pizza establishments.