Common Questions About Food Delivery Bags
What is a food delivery bag?
Insulated food delivery bags help transport hot or cold food. These bags are used by caterers, commissaries, and restaurant operations that serve food prepared off site. Most food delivery bags are rectangular or square because they are designed to accommodate food pans. A carrying handle is usually included on the top of the bags to provide a secure grip for the person transporting them.
How long will insulated food bags keep food hot or cold?
Although the estimated holding time for an insulated food bag depends on the exact model, most are capable of maintaining ideal temperatures for a maximum of 4 hours.
What are insulated food bags made of?
Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) is becoming a popular material for food delivery bags and other food transportation equipment because it is lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. The exterior may be covered in a durable fabric material like heavy-duty nylon or vinyl, which is then insulated with as much as an inch of polyester, foam padding, or another material that helps prevent temperature fluctuations.
How many food pans can insulated food delivery bags hold?
Food delivery bags are rated according to the number of food pans they can hold; the shallower your pans are, the more the bag will be able to hold. For example, an insulated food bag may hold five 21⁄2-inch-deep pans or three 4-inch-deep pans at one time. When deciding how many bags your operation needs, consider how deep your food pans are and how many you'll need to transport at a time.