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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
  • Made in America
  • NSF Listed

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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
Style Single
Type Food Pan Carriers

Customer questions about this product

What combinations of food pan depths can this carrier hold?
The versatile Carlisle Cateraide 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

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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.

Made in America. NSF Listed.

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

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


NSF Listed Made in America

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Carlisle PC300N03 Cateraide Black Food Pan Carrier ( 4.9 stars from 47 reviews )

    I liked the first two carriers that I bought so well that I ordered two more . I can count on my entrees and sides to be hot when I deliver them whether it is 20 minutes or 3 hours. I now own a total of four of these and love them

    from White Wolf Smokers Posted on

    I have had this product for almost a year now and I love it! It can keep food piping hot for hours; giving me plenty of time to travel to catering events. If I have to expand my transport capacity, I will buy more of these.

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    One of the very best deals out there. These black food pan carriers can be much more expensive but not with here it is a steal.

    from ckd restaurants, llc Posted on

    How could you go wring for the price? These are fantastic for cooking hot foods and then storing them and holding for hours at a time. Once cooked 30 lbs of beans and put them in the carrier and 6 hours later they still burned me when I opened the Carlisle

    from Saucy's Walk Up Posted on

    I purchased two of these for out small catering business. They work great for transporting and for keeping food at the ideal temperature. Will be ordering more.

    from A Bite on the Side Posted on

    These Carlisle hot/cold food carriers are great. They are easy to use, and are essential to our catering operation. We just dump some boiling water into them to "charge" them, then dump out the water and slide in our food. They will hold 4 or so full size hotel pans. The exterior is durable and it is holding its color well. The unit wipes clean easily, too. The black matches anything and this unit can blend in under a table or behind the scenes. We got several colors to help us easily keep track of what food is where. A must have for any catering outfit!

    from Nickel's Pit BBQ Posted on

    I love my food pan carrier! I used this for an event that didn't have a kitchen or stove available. My food stayed hot for over 4 hours. I will be purchasing more of these!

    from Where the Heart Is LLC Posted on

    What a life saver it keeps your food hot . I had a function on ordered late Monday night and it arrive 4 days later on time as scheduled . I have 2 now I will purchase 2 more. I love it.

    from B & J Catering Posted on

    I got this Carlisle as a tester to see if I would purchase a few more or would I be purchasing a better brand. I must say I was very shocked when I tested this product for my personal use first, before I put any of my clients food into it, it holds temperatures well. Now I have only tested this product on hot food and I know that it does well on pasta and beans. My verdict is still out on cold dishes.

    from Nelchie's Cajun Cuisine and Catering Posted on

    Whether you want hot food hot or cold food cold, no need to worry here, just make sure you don't leave the door open...a given. I'm seriously considering buying one of these for home use...perhaps as a nightstand next to my bed where I can keep pans of custard pudding, double stuffed Oreos and a glass of milk...endless capabilities. Hey, maybe 2 Carlisle carriers - A cold and a hot Carrier (nightstand), one for each side of the bed!!

    from Here, There and Everywhere Cafe Posted on

    This item is a good item and I would have given it a 5 star rating except that my experience with the overall procedure was bad. I order 3 of these units on September the 2nd and knew that I would have them in time for my major event on September the 11th. Only 1 of them showed up on September the 10th. This caused a very big problem in my food storage needs for a function of 2500 people. Customer service could only investigate the issue and tell me that they could check the warehouse and see if the units were left there and never sent. Sure enough the units were forgotten and sent to me overnight to arrive on September the 12th. This caused a situation that could have been avoided if all three had been sent prior on the first delivery date. I feel like next time I should find a local distributor to buy my restaurant needs from. Catering is sometimes a "buy by the need of the event" situation. I needed these to control my food temperature and they do a good job for that, but the experience left me a little upset.

    from NASTC Conference Center & Catering Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear these didn't arrive to you in time for your event. We will work diligently until the issue is completely resolved.

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    I brought this item last year and have found it to be one of my best purchases yet. It keeps my food warm for hours and was less costly than the quotes I received in stores when I was shopping around.

    Posted on

    This food pan carrier worked great. I didn't have to worry about the food getting cold it kept the food Hot and it was easy to load. Will purchase another soon! If there were more stars I would use them also.

    from oneil's catering Posted on

    We were catering a wedding at a location that said it had a kitchen, but you never know what you are going to get when they say there is a kitchen... We put the hot food in the pan carrier and it stayed hot the entire time we were catering the event. What an awesome way to store and carry food from place to place.

    from Laura Hofer Consulting Posted on

    I love my Cateraide food carrier! It's extremely durable and has plenty of room for different size pans ranging from 2" to 4" deep pans. I would recommend it to anyone

    Posted on

    I use it to keep my food hot while I’m at the farmer’s market. One food pan carrier can hold 5 2 1/2” hotel pans. Really good food carrier. Good bang for your buck!

    from Asian Homestyle Cooking Posted on

    Bought this because it has a larger capacity than the carlisle at a lower price. Hasn't let me down yet. Keeps food nice and warm and can hold cold too.

    Posted on

    I am the owner of a start up catering and personal chef service. Purchasing this warmer has been a life and business saver. The ability to keep food warm for hours prior to an event has been invaluable to us. The product performed just as described and as others have written I would recommend this product to anyone that needs to keep food warm or cold for an event whether for business or personal use. I plan to purchase two more units this year!

    from Couture Cuisine LLC Posted on

    An essential piece of equipment for our catering needs! Preheating the pan carrier helps keep food piping hot until you complete set up and delivery. Highly recommended!

    from Mashita LLC Posted on

    This food carrier has made transporting my food to events so much easier, I just warm it up before use pack in the many different size pans and I am good with right food temperatures for a long time.

    Posted on

    Just purchase 4 of these for a start up catering business. They are well built and I would recommend them to any catering business. They are a major must have, keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. I would purchase these again in the future if I need more.

    from Avenue54 Catering Posted on

    This Carlise PC300N03 is the best item for catering we could of ever purchased. We used it this past weekend for a superbowl party and it kept everything warm for hours. We will be purchasing a few more of these very soon.

    from TGE2 Enterprises, LLC Posted on

    I run a small business and sometimes work alone. This food pan carrier has helped a great deal!! It's perfect for storing food at festivals and other off-site events. Very easy to clean, durable and reasonably priced!

    from Jamaican Pot LLC Posted on

    These are a must have if you cater. It can be used for hot or cold. The pans slide in very easily, and this is the cheapest price on the market! Get it, you won't regret it!

    from Your Pit BBQ Posted on

    This product is a Life saver. We compete in BBQ competitions and having this food warmer on site is the best. we used to use a cooler, but this front load warmer allows us to put our meats in and not stacked on top of each other. Coolers are for cooling only now.

    from Coop De Grill Posted on

    I purchased this exact item locally about 7 years ago. I'm glad I found it at Webstaurant for less now that I need another one. This carrier really keeps food hot. Mine has taken a beating and nothing has broken on it. Great product. Highly recommend.

    from Rosemary V. Posted on

    The Black Carlisle Insulated Food pan Carrier works well for keeping food warm and it is very convenient for portable catering jobs. Great value for the price

    Posted on

    These are heavy, but great quality products. They make transporting catered foods easy. I look much more professional with these rather than carrying individual pans. A dolly is highly recommended

    Posted on

    I Love it, what can I say:) I transport hot or chilled food regularly and never have an issue, I do Pre heat the box with large hotel pans of boiling water till I get desired temp. To hold hot foods at.

    from Tina's Place Posted on

    The Black Carlisle Insulated Food Pan Carrier. It is great for keeping food warm. Works great for catering events, Parties, ect. You can't beat the price. They last forever.

    from Harrison enterprizes Posted on

    These hot boxes work perfect. Gasket and locks work well. I bought the dolly too, its nice not to have to lug them around anymore! I highly recommend it

    Posted on

    i really like this product i have bought 2 of them and iam going to order another they keep food hot for a very long time

    Posted on

    Thank, thank you. This food pan carrier works well for my catering business. I will be ordering more. It is easy to carry and transport.

    from ace study buddies Posted on

    I think these are amazing food carriers. I dont only use them for keeping food hot but for keeping it chilled. We load them with chillled product and place them out with the grill so people can order while on the course.

    Posted on

    I love my Carlisle food transporters! I have purchased 2 of these (so far) and use them constantly. Seal is still good, easy to clean, sturdy hardware and great colors too! Works very well for cold food without using ice. Keeps food within safe temp for up to 4 hours. Great for events where guests will not eat for a few hours after our arrival.

    from The Savory Spoon Catering Co. Posted on

    Wanted to make sure transporting food was easy and that it would be kept warm, so far so good! Have only used this a few times but haven't had a problem yet

    Posted on

    This is an Awesome Pan carrier, We use it on all catering jobs - if you pre-heat it , it will hold food at great tempature for well over 6 hours, and it will still be smokin hot !!!!!!

    from JONABELLA CATERING Posted on

    Very Happy with these carriers. We own four of them. Very durable, well made, and serve many purposes for hot or cold foods. Love how it allows for several sizes of food pans.

    from WD Posted on

    Iam a small time cater that was looking to find a product that was easy to tranport from place to place.I would recommend this item very highly it's keeps the everything in place and food stays warm.

    from KMD Event Management Posted on

    We own 8 of these. 2 are gray which are used for salad related items. They hold everything hot or cold. We use one to hold, distribute and store our utensils. They work with most metal food pans (check them before you buy pans) but are designed for the Carlisle Top Notch food pans although other companies will work in them as well. Use quality gaffers tape (it's like duct tape only it is cloth based with better quality adhesive) place it on the front door and mark the contents. They are a God send for caterers.

    from Cakes, Catering & More by Mandy Posted on

    I cannot say enough on how good the carrier is. I use it for BBQ catering to put boston butts in when they come off the smoker. This is a must have and you can't go wrong investing in one of these.

    Posted on

    My set of these boxes do a great job of keeping food hot or cold. It helps if they're prepped with hot or ice water. They can hold either hotel or half-sheet pans. I get different colors so I can send to different areas during an event. I wish they were a little lighter, though. Loaded, they require 2 people to move or use of a dolly.

    from Rochelle Myers Catering Posted on

    I checked every where and the price was great here. I have used the carrier and am very pleased with how its made. The food stayed hot for well over the four hour rating. I would recomend

    Posted on

    I started a catering business and had never used one of these before. The first time I used this I was totally amazed on how well it holds in the heat. I used it for an out of state dinner and was delayed 6 hours in a snow storm. When I finally removed the food from the carrier, it was still so hot we could not eat it! Definitely get one of these!

    Posted on

    I really like this box. I do BBQ contests and cater some and it works great. It will hold 2 six inch deep pans and one 4 inch deep pan all at the same time. Which means that I can fit a ton of butts in it and keep them piping hot for hours.

    Posted on

    I love my Carlisle. It keeps foods hot or cold. It is easy to move around and a must if you do a lot of cooking.

    Posted on

    I am not sure how I lived without this carrier for so long... It keeps the food nice and hot during transport and saves tons of room in my vehicle.

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