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  • Maintains food-safe serving temperatures
  • Made from heavy-duty, easy-to-clean polyethylene
  • Heat resistance of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Fits up to 5 (2 1/2" deep) full-size food pans
  • Holds 2 1/2", 4", or 6" deep pans
  • Durable exterior handles

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Carlisle Food Pans
Carlisle Cateraide Series

Carlisle Cateraide Series

Let me introduce you to Carlisle's Cateraide IT insulated transport containers, the only transport product to give you beauty and durability in one sweet package. It has a sleek, contemporary design that's perfect for elegant buffets and outdoor parties, and they're durable enough to handle daily transports. The Cateraide IT line includes a 2.5, 5, and 10 gallon beverage server; 4", 6", and 8" top loaders; and 6" pan loader with optional dolly. Cateraides are available in onyx, caramel, and olive. If you're wondering why this front-end loader has a nice, polished look, it is because all Cateraides receive a special coating that gives them a nice, glossy sheen. This makes them more attractive on your buffet table, and the special coating makes them easy to clean.

Some of their best features include thick foam insulation to hold temperatures in the safe zone for over six hours, much better than our competitor. It's got an easy-to-use latch you can open and close with one hand. Top loaders and end loaders have a built-in seal which means no gaskets to deal with. Let me show you some of the additional features of the end loader and how it stacks up against the competition.

First off they have a low profile double hinge that opens fully for easy access. Second, they have wide easy grip side handles for a stable two person lift. End loaders have an amazing dolly - just watch how easy it is to maneuver. Four rotating wheels give this dolly maximum maneuverability.

So to recap, Cateraide Its offer beauty and durability. You'll be proud to serve out of them and enjoy their durable, easy-care use when you're transporting food or beverage. This beauty is a beast.

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Learn about the features and benefits that come with Carlisle's line of Cateraide food and beverage transporters!

Width 16 3/4 Inches
Depth 24 Inches
Height 25 Inches
Interior Width 13 1/4 Inches
Interior Depth 21 Inches
Interior Height 17 Inches
Color Black
Handle Type Loop
Loading Style Front Load
Made in America Yes
Material Polyethylene
NSF Listed Yes
Pan Capacity 5 Pans
Power Type Non-Electric
Style Single
Type Food Pan Carriers

Customer questions about this product

What combinations of food pan depths can this carrier hold?
The versatile food pan carrier can hold up to five food pans in various configurations, depending on the pan depth:

  • Five 2 1/2" deep pans

  • Four 2 1/2" deep pans and one 4" deep pan

  • Three 2 1/2" deep pans and one 6" deep pan

  • Three 4" deep pans and one 2-1/2" deep pan

  • Two 2 1/2" deep pans and two 4" deep pans

  • Two 6" deep pans and one 2-1/2" deep pan

  • One 6" deep pan, and two 4" deep pans

  • One 6" deep pan, one 4" deep pan, and two 2-1/2" deep pans
Which food pan carriers can be stacked with this item?
CaterGator 215PANCAR, Cambro 300MPC, and Carlisle PC300N food pan carriers can be stacked interchangeably with each other.
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Ensure your food is kept at the ideal serving temperatures at your catered events with the Carlisle PC300N03 Cateraide black food pan carrier! This pan carrier is made from heavy-duty, easy-to-clean polyethylene and is designed to maintain the temperature of your food while resisting heat up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Inside, it has end-load tracks that can hold combinations of 2 1/2", 4", or 6" deep food pans for optimum convenience and versatility. And thanks to its sturdy exterior handles, this carrier is easy to move to and from your business.

This Cateraide food pan carrier is designed to hold up to 5 (2 1/2" deep) full-size food pans in various configurations, depending on the pan depth. Check out the Question and Answer block below for a full listing of available pan configurations for this food pan carrier. And don't forget to consider adding an insulated food pan carrier cold pack into the mix to keep your cold food, colder, longer! That's right - this food pan carrier is great for use with hot OR cold food. The cold pack (sold separately) slides into the carrier just like a 2 1/2" deep food pan, and takes up the same amount of space.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 16 3/4"
Depth: 24"
Height: 25"

Interior Dimensions:
Width: 13 1/4"
Depth: 21"
Height: 17"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating:

    Carlisle PC300N03 Cateraide 16 3/4" x 24" x 25" Black Food Pan Carrier

    4.9 stars from 80 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    A must have when catering. Stacks on other brands of food pan carriers. Keeps food hot for up to 4 hours (although we only use it for a couple hours at a time).

    from Sweetie's Cafe & Catering Posted on

    Great Product, I have been able to hold food at temp for over 16 hours. I use this product on a daily basis. Thumbs up

    from Express Meal Services Posted on

    Always keeps hot or cold as needed! Durable without being too heavy. We have 2 of these now with no issues to date and highly recommend!

    Posted on

    These have made our offsite catering so much more organized and easier. Keeps Hot rally Hot. and can even be used to keep cold cold. I dont know how i lived as long as i did without these!

    from Mesa Grande Taqueria Posted on

    I am so impressed. These food pan carriers keep food hot for hours. They were still steaming even three hours after putting the food in them!

    from CMV Posted on

    We do a lot of catering this box holds a lot of food pans and it keeps the food hot for a very long time. I would highly recommend this product.

    from CJ's Grilled Perfection Posted on

    i had this one before from at my other job works great really heavy duty and it keep the food hot for hours. give it a try you wont be disappointed

    from Whitehall manor Posted on

    Fantastic when doing drop off catering at a location without an oven, stove or something to heat catering foods. You put hot food in there and it keeps the temperature within for quite a while. Holds 5 full-size pans, and 10 half size pans. Without product in there it's not too heavy.

    from Chef Stef, LLC Posted on

    Just what I need it! I use this Carlisle cateraide food carrier all the time in my business. Durable exterior, hinges and seals. Pans glide in and out with ease. Also easy to handle and easy to clean! Keeps foods hot for extended periods while delivering. Highly recommended!

    from Friuli Catering Posted on

    I received my carrier within 2 days of ordering, it arrived damaged but the staff is working diligently to resolve the issue. I do anticipate appreciating the value it will add to my event planning business just because I can keep food warm for a few hours instead of using chafing fuel with racks.

    from Something Special by Sherri Posted on

    LOVE our Carlisle Black food pan carrier. It keeps hot food hot and cold food cold for hours. It's sturdy, the handles work great for carrying and transporting.

    from Georgia B Posted on

    Like this food pan carrier. It is durable with handlers, not so heavy, insulated and keeps warm really well. Besides there is much space inside.

    Posted on

    LOVE my Hot Box!!! Keeps food hot for hour!. Out the oven into my hot box...food will remain hot and safe. Also keeps cold food cold!

    from Tantalizing Tasties Posted on

    I love this food pan carrier! I load chocolates into it while in my chocolate room, and when I open it after traveling in the van I can feel the cool air inside. It keeps my chocolates from melting in transport very nicely! It is not too large for one person to move around and stacks very well with multiple carriers. I highly recommend it!

    from Alice's Chocolates Posted on

    We love this for catering and spacious enough for already plated hors d'oeurves. Highly recommend as one of our favorite features is that it doubles as a small table or even a seat for a quick break during catering jobs. Very sturdy!!

    from Aromas Boutique Bakery Posted on

    We have a growing catering company. We have 20 of these and have never had a problem. They keep food so hot that when you unload them you can not touch the pans. When we were going to buy some more I decided to buy a larger model from cambro after one use we sent them back and came back to buy more of these. They are by far the best catering box on the market. Durable they are always getting banged around in the trailers and have yet to have one get cracked. Look no farther than Carlisle products and you can not beat the price.

    from fat chef catering Posted on

    These are a must have for any catering business. I can put food in them and pull it out 5 hours later and it is still so hot that you can't touch the pan! Excellent product!!!

    from griddles country cookin' Posted on

    This product is a lifesaver, I'm uncertain how we've managed past caterings without it. I ordered 2 that fit perfectly, 5 hotel pans in each and from the time we loaded them and made it to the venue and unloaded, the food stayed cold and we had no problems. Never worried about the food spilling and getting all over my car. It's amazing. Thank you for such an excellent product. Not to mention the customer service from Webrestaurant. Thank you! Michelle & Tony, Mebane, NC

    Posted on

    I ordered a few of these in the Cambrio brand through another vendor. When our business needs grew, I wanted to order another one and decided to try this company and their products. As a personal caterer, it is important to keep my food hot or cold at the right temperature until it is served. We like this one best as it has very easy carry handles and cost less than the other vendors. Will definitely add additional carriers to our inventory.

    from Events By Jenn Posted on

    Perfect!! No spills in my van. Will hold hotel pans as well as aluminum pans, great for keeping food hot or cold for hours. Very durable.

    from TheSouthern Palate Posted on

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