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  • Economical lightweight polypropylene construction
  • Skid-resistant surface
  • Drying and stacking lugs
  • Traditional scratch-resistant basket weave design
  • Reduces slipping and helps prevent accidental spills
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Ensure efficiency at your fast food shop with this Carlisle CT121603 customizable Cafe 12" x 16" black fast food tray!

This lightweight tray is ideal for use at your cafeteria, concession stand, snack bar, or quick-service restaurant. Its rectangular shape and 12" x 16" surface make it perfect for holding multiple food items with ease. The sleek, black color fits in with any decor, or mix and match with other colors from this collection for a dynamic display.

  • BPA Free

    BPA Free

    This item is free of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) and is safe for food contact.

  • Hand Wash Only

    Hand Wash Only

    To preserve quality, this item should only be hand-washed and sanitized.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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


Because this tray is used to transport food across your establishment, it's important to keep plates and silverware in place as your guests are walking. This tray boasts a traditional scratch-resistant basket weave design that ensure a skid-resistant surface. This reduces slipping while helping to prevent accidental spills.


This tray features a lightweight, economical polypropylene construction.

Raised Edge

Keep silverware and other objects from falling off during transport with this tray's raised edges.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Length:16 1/3 Inches
  • Width:12 1/8 Inches
  • Height:7/10 Inches

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4.9 stars from 31 reviews


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Customer Reviews


I've been pleasantly surprised with these trays. They have held up well to repeated use including wash rinse and sanitize several times a day. Not a single one has cracked or broken and they look as good as the day we bought them.

Karen K. from Deli Station on 12/31/2019

We use these trays in our wine bar to hold coffee mugs. They are sturdy, simple and classic. Easy to clean and hold up well.

Craig W. from Bailey Hill Ventures LLC on 03/20/2019

Pretty sturdy trays. Not the strongest, but not the thinnest either. I would say that they are a good value for the price. I use these for parts and project storage.

Daniel B. on 01/29/2019

The Carlisle 12x16 Black Tray is an excellent value priced tray that is useful for a variety of kitchen purposes. I mostly use this tray for organizing, candy making, and freezing baked good for long term storage. For the price, its an excellent buy and good quality but not the best quality tray in the universe of plastic trays. It's on the thinner side with some bend and flex to it, not 100% rigid like some trays I've come across before. However, its bargain price compared to its quality makes it an excellent buy.

Pooya M. on 05/28/2018

We have yet another little café that we serve food out of on a daily basis. These trays work very well for the people to carry a salad, the main course, a dessert and drink back to the area that they work in. The trays clean up very nicely and get used daily.

Connie F. from Lifescape on 11/17/2017

This would be a good food tray, I'm sure. For what we wanted, a small coffee bar tray, it was a bit small. Good firm product and nice detail. We did however find a bigger Trapezoid style which works for our needs. Thanks Webstaurant, great produces and prices.

Heather B. from Ute Mountain Casino on 08/31/2017

Great value, looks exactly like the photo. They are very useful for all kinds of things around the restaurant besides just being a tray for 1 person - from carrying salt and pepper shakers in and out, to storing our glassware on, to organizing our shelves.

Lindsey D. from Cho's on 08/24/2017

These trays are made in the USA, whereas some others that are like this are made in China. These stack easily, are durable for everyday use, and can serve many other purposes than fast food service, such as a catch for coffee grinding/brewing, cat or dog bowl underlayment, etc!

Jim K. on 08/01/2017

The Carlisle CT121603 Cafe 12" x 16" Black Standard Plastic Fast Food Tray is perfect for serving lunch or meds with a snack. The quality is excellent and the price is reasonable. I am very happy with my purchase and highly recommend.

Ann A. on 07/06/2017

I needed to buy one or two trays, but ended up buying all these because they are an incredible value. Many different colors are available.

Eric L. on 04/25/2017

I order these trays for the children and they love them so much they use them everyday also and the adults loved them more thank you for another good product

Karen M. from Karen's Kubbie Kare on 01/04/2017

We recommend this product to anyone who has restaurants mainly because it is very useful to use, and especially the material which is made not damaged quickly

Araceli S. from LINN WAREHOUSE on 11/03/2016
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These trays are very durable. They are the perfect size for serving food on at a restaurant. We serve our food on these with a piece of butcher paper. The clean up is very easy.

Mike D. from Homer B's BBQ, Inc. on 03/19/2016

We replaced some old brown cafe trays that we've had for years. These things made our trays and food stand out! They are easy to clean and are durable.

Ross T. from Toni's Depot on 10/15/2015

Great little trays. They are pretty sturdy. A lot sturdier than I thought for the price of them. We will definitely put these things to use and possible order more.

Abigail P. from The Purple Monkey on 06/30/2015

These are great trays for the price, easy to clean and are easy to stack and store under the counter. They make it easy for our guests to carry several items at a time.

Chris B. from Freebirds World Burrito on 12/02/2014

These trays were purchasedto use at our Greek Festival. We had previosly purchased 200 and bought another 196. Best price anywhere. They are the perfect size for entrees and fast food. Easy to clean and very sturdy.

Kathryn C. on 06/17/2014

I ordered 240 of the black trays for a wedding at a Christian school. They have called me to tell me how pleased they are with the size, color and sturdiness of trays.

Juanita H. from Praise Unlimited Weddings on 10/31/2013

These Carlisle trays are just the right size for my 10" plates and a beverage. They are even big enough for a dessert as well.

David D. on 05/16/2012

Dependable product, will only use Carlise. Many others on the market but this product stands the test of time. Have used this type of tray for over tens years and highly recomend for quick service use.

Alex Z. from Zappas Enterprises, Inc. on 09/23/2011

these little Food Tray are great for my lunch crowds that pick up there order at the counter they also work great for stacking coffee cups to.

Robert M. from Louie's Pizzeria on 08/20/2011

We ordered a few of these from webstaurant and they look nice and are very sturdy. We have no problems with them and will buy again.

Candy L. on 08/07/2011

I use the black food tray to help me display and prepare items for my appetizer and dessert tables. Inexpensive, look great and easy to clean.

Christopher H. from Flashback Unlimited on 07/29/2011

Very durable trays. They have not shown signs of wear and tear so far. The color has not faded even with the harsh chemical cleansing. A+

Ricardo I. from Richie's on 06/04/2011

The products is excellent, and I hope in the future we can continue the business with yours. I very appreciate your business and the great service. Thanks.

Vu D. from J & J Deli on 02/25/2011

These were a good buy price wise, quality is comparable to the items we were paying twice as much for. I'll be coming back again when we need more!

Darlene D. from Zippy's on 12/17/2010

I use these every day as lap trays, as prep trays to hold all my ingredients, and as a work surface when working with messy foods. I took some on a trip to Maine and they were the perfect thing to clean lobsters on (in fact our favorite lobster shack used the same ones). A thousand uses.

Paul W. from Mahogany Roasters on 09/26/2010

this is wonderful product, price is very reasonable at webstaurant store. I had a couple dozen of these. They are easy to clean, very sturdy, recommend

Aaron T. from Kajun Burger on 04/27/2010

Very nice heavy plastic tray that nothing seems to stick to due to the pattern on this tray. Wish would have bought more but will.

Tim S. on 09/03/2009

excellent trays for the money...better than expected.

James M. on 11/21/2007

These trays were just as advertised and cheaper here than at our local restaurant store-even with shipping.Would shop here again.

Joanne D. on 07/19/2007

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