The key to a successful banqueting operation is holding food in bulk quantities at the optimum temperature prior to serving. The right equipment does this without compromising on quality and taste.
FEM’s Alto-Shaam range of mobile heated banquet carts hold pre-plated food at the right temperature for serving, without deterioration, shrinkage or drying out.
This is because of the special ‘Halo Heat’ system, which offers a controlled, uniform heat source that gently and evenly warms, prolonging the holding life of food, ensuring better appearance and excellent taste. With Halo Heat there are no cold or hot spots, no air movement, which dries out food, and the cabinet radiates less ambient heat. Food is every bit as good when it comes out of the trolley as when it went in, so the meal gets to the customer in the condition the chef intended.
The banquet carts can be moved into position and can stand for 30-45 minutes unplugged, with the doors closed, keeping food hot and ready to serve. The carts are designed to offer a solution for any type of banquet, holding stacked, covered plates, covered or uncovered plate carriers and trays ready for service.
Constructed from durable stainless steel, the carts can withstand the demands of busy catering environments. Transport handles on each side and heavy duty castors enable them to be safely and easily manoeuvred and stored until needed.
To ensure pre-cooked, plated food is held at a safe and precise temperature, an adjustable, electronic thermostat with digital display closely monitors the internal temperature. Food can be held from 16° to 93°C. Insulation ensures only about 1°C is lost for every 45 minutes, when the food is held in the cart with the power off and the door shut.
FEM offers the Alto-Shaam banquet carts in 96, 128, or 192 plated meal capacities and they are available with optional covered or uncovered plate carriers.
The largest in the range is the 192 model, with a maximum capacity 218kg, 192 plates with covers. The exterior of the 192 measures 1744 mm (w) x 783 mm (d) x 1716 mm (h).
The Alto-Shaam range of heated banquet carts is available from FEM distributors with a one-year parts and labour warranty, and a lifetime warranty on the cook and hold elements for the original purchaser. The starting price of the range is £6320 + VAT for the 96 model.