holding food

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by banqueteer, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. banqueteer

    banqueteer

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    For how long can I hold food in a warmer and keep the quality?
    I know veggies want hold long, but how about meats?
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on what kind of warmer you use and what cut of meat? Are you catering onsite or offsite?

    In most cases, if you're onsite, and if you're using a big electric "FWE" style warmer you don't hold for very long, something like 30 minutes. You have a rough idea when to fire the food anyway so you can time it properly.

    Offsite is a different story...

    Kuan
     
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    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    For buffets, you can hold turkeys and inside rounds for 3 hours no problem.
     
  4. mirepoix man

    mirepoix man

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    remember, at least 140F, no more than 4 hrs!