Heating foods at Farmers Market

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by cletts, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. cletts

    cletts

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    Hi all, started attending farmers' markets with my goods - frozen prepared meals. I would like to sample some items out, obviously would have to be heated.  We're not near a power source - anyone know of any battery-pack options out there for small warming appliances?  

    Any feedback appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. laurenlulu

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    Use sterno under chafing dishes, easy breezy
     
  3. cletts

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    Would that heat items up from cold? We're at the market's for up to 6 hours and I was hoping to decide upon a way to warm small bites up onsite for quick turn-over.
     
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  5. flipflopgirl

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    That IS cute lol.
    No need for a generator (and the inherent stinky fumes) a 12 volt battery will do just fine.

    mimi
     
  6. chefwriter

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    There are numerous single burner portable units that run on butane or propane. Many catering companies use them. Hotels use them as well for  demonstration cooking in a dining room. 

     If you have a local asian market, they should carry them. A good restaurant supply store should be able to get them for you as well. 
     
  7. panini

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    The butane cook tops are readily available almost everywhere. The bottles run about  $2 .

    I see that you are a home cook. I'm curious what state would let you prepare meals for public consumption at home for resale.