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  • Perfect for transporting and serving food at catered events or concession stands
  • Maintains the hot or cold temperatures of dishes for up to 6 hours
  • End-load tracks can hold combinations of 2 1/2", 4", or 6" deep food pans
  • Extra-strength, scratch-resistant polyethylene exterior wont rust or corrode
  • Can be stacked with similar Cambro and Carlisle carriers
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Transport and serve food with ease with this CaterGator 16 3/4" x 24" x 25" blue front loading insulated food pan carrier!

Its thick, reinforced door is fitted with a gasket to ensure high performance and superior temperature retention, helping to maintain the hot or cold temperatures of your dishes for up to 6 hours. 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. No matter what you're serving, this CaterGator food pan carrier is sure to be a reliable addition to your buffet or event.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • Stackable


    This item can safely be stacked with identical or indicated items to promote easy transportation and space-saving storage.

Steel Reinforced Plates

The swinging door is mounted into steel reinforced plates for long-lasting performance.

Durable, Plastic Latches

Plus, the durable, plastic latches won't rust or dent like comparable latches.

Extra-Strong Polyethylene Exterior

With an extra-strong polyethylene exterior, this carrier is scratch resistant, helping to maintain its professional appearance for years to come. While its easy-grip handles allow for simple carrying, its convenient form can be stacked with identical CaterGator carriers and similar Cambro and Carlisle carriers, allowing you to optimize your storage space no matter what brand you use.

CaterGator Brand

Delivering quality products at a fair price, CaterGator is the ideal serving solution for catering businesses, hotels, food trucks, and concession stands. Upgrade your catering services with this insulated food pan carrier!

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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 in at least one way.
What type of pans are compatible with this CaterGator front loading insulated food pan carrier?
This food pan carrier is compatible with Vollrath, Choice, and Vigor brand stainless steel food pans. Other brands of stainless steel food pans may vary in fit. For extra versatility, it is also compatible with most types of aluminium foil food pans.
Can I extend the holding time of my CaterGator pan carriers?
Yes, by maximizing your carrier’s temperature retention you can extend your holding time. Start by placing your carrier on its back with the opening facing straight up. When dealing with hot foods, pour hot water that is almost boiling into the carrier and close the door. If you are using the carrier for cold foods, add ice instead of water. Let the carrier sit with the door shut for 10-20 minutes before emptying, and it is now ready for use!

CaterGator: Food Pan Carriers and Beverage Dispensers

CaterGator food pan carriers and beverage dispensers provide your business with safe and reliable food and beverage transportation at a great value! Watch this video to learn about the many features and benefits CaterGator products offer to see how they can improve transportation for you!

Improve transportation for your catering business with the help of CaterGator beverage dispensers and food pan carriers. CaterGator delivers quality products at a price that won’t break your budget. Use these insulated items to transport food and drinks for your catered event, concession stand, or food truck! Both the food pan carriers and beverage dispensers from CaterGator have polyurethane foam insulation to help maintain proper temperatures. Heat or chill foods prior to placing into the food pan carrier or beverage dispenser and the product will safely stay within the appropriate temperature guidelines for up to 6-8 hours. To hold cold foods longer than 8 hours, be sure to use the CaterGator Ice board that is designed to easily slide inside the pan carrier and maintain cold temperatures. This ice board is constructed out of a strong, 1/2” thick PE material that is extremely durable. Just place it in the freezer for at least 8 hours and you’ll be able to extend the holding time in your CaterGator by another 4 hours! For more versatility, you can stack your Catergator with the same type of CaterGator products, or similar products from Cambro and Carlisle, to increase your storage capabilities. They also have an extra-strong polyethylene exterior that comes in 6 different colors and won’t scratch, rust, or dent. The durable plastic latches securely close the beverage dispenser lid and pan carrier door and are designed so that every part of your CaterGator will continue working like new day after day. The food pan carriers have a front-loading design to provide easy access to your food pans. The door, which attaches using steel reinforced hinges, simply swings open. They also create a tight seal thanks to their plastic latches and the gaskets. For your convenience, these carriers are capable of holding a variety of pan styles, such as stainless steel, plastic and disposable foil pans. They can also hold a combination of different sized food pans, including (5) 2 ½” deep pans, (3) 4” deep pans with a 6” deep pan, or even (2) 2 ½” deeps pans with (2) 4” deep pans. The possibilities are endless! Go straight from storage to use with the convenient CaterGator beverage dispensers. A dripless faucet on the front allows you to serve 5 gallons of hot or cold beverages. Plus, a pop-up vent on each beverage dispenser automatically releases pressure that is usually caused by steam. The convex lid on these dispensers helps esnure a tight fit and the gasket helps to keep drinks either hot or cold throughout your event. CatorGator beverage dispensers come with 8 labels and an additional 2 blank labels, so you can label your dispensers and help guests find the beverage they’re looking for. Use CaterGator in your business for safe and reliable food and drink transportation at a fair price.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 16 3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 24 Inches
  • Height: 25 Inches
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 13 1/4 Inches
  • Depth: 21 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches

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  • Overall User Rating: CaterGator 16 3/4" x 24" x 25" Blue Front Loading Insulated Food Pan Carrier

    4.7 stars from 10 reviews


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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    Talk about insulated! Filled with 2 full size pans of bbq, and 1 half size pan of beans. After driving an hour away to a catering, I take out the beans and the juicy almost burned me! What an awesome product, not only does it make the customers happy with fresh warm food, but the health department approves of it for keeping temperatures in safe parameters!!
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Purchased 5 of these boxes, before we even used them one of the gaskets broke into and one got a chuck cut out of it when closing the door - soon to break. The gasket has a seam that joins the two ends together this is wear the break acures especially when the seam is on the side of the door hinges. Make sure seam is on the top or bottom of door. We learned to soak in hot water before installing gaskets to give some flexability. Gasket material is very poor quality. Would we have bought another brand - no - seems to be a problem with all of these kind of food boxes. Heat retention is very good. Would love to see the gasket issue resolved.
    Thank you for your review, Ken! We are sorry this CaterGator 16 3/4 inch x 24 inch x 25 inch Blue Front Loading Insulated Food Pan Carrier has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great, holds food hot for a long time. Easy to transport and store when not in using i do suggest getting the cart to go with it so you can just roll it where you need to go. The only down side is it was a little difficult to get the seals on the doors but other than that Great.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This is a beast of a warmer/holder. I used 2 from some friends for a catering job and was so impressed with the weight and holding power of these items that i had to get one of my own. I had 1 latch broken off when unboxed but don't know if i did it when unpacking or in shipping. Got another latch ordered and will be a breeze to install. Looks like the only weak point is the plastic snap latches.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I must admit, I was a little skeptical of whether or not these catering boxes could really keep food items hot for 6 hours. I was delighted to discover that this is no exaggeration. The contents remain so hot that you MUST use pot holders when removing trays. I needed to be cost effective, so I elected to try this brand over others. I am certainly glad I did! The BEST purchase ever - I am able to confidently serve hot food to student athletes at regattas. I am so impressed! I understand that the boxes retain a cold temperature when cold items are placed inside. I have not yet had the opportunity to try cold foods in a box, but given its superior insulating qualities, I have no doubt it will work for cold items as well.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Five stars for this... holy cow... exactly as it says! Keeps hot food hot for hours! Highly recommend this to anyone needing to store hot product.
    These coolers are essential for us in the summer at the farmer's market in Virginia. We fill the cooler with french macarons and other temperature sensitive items, place a few ice packs in the bottom, and are good to go. The simple design of the cooler makes them sturdy, easy to load, and effective at holding internal temps.
    I couldn’t be any happier with this purchase. Works just as great as a Cambro for less! Held food hot for 6 and I use this frequently!
    I am a fan of this holding cabinet for sure. For much cheaper than a cambro this does the same thing, and looks great doing it. I do have a Cambro unit that ive had for a couple years and cost me more than double this price, and though I feel like some of the construction elements especially the hinges and latches are more sturdy, this held all of the food exactly as well as my cambro, and this is much less bulky as well, and comes in very attractive color options. The reason I marked it down a star is due to the latches being pretty flimsy, and I do foresee needing to replace them periodically. For example, mine actually came with one of the latches broken, and I had to wait for a replacement latch to be sent from these guys. The damage I am assuming was just from shipping, but like I said they are flimsy, so I'm not surprised that a small bump that didn't damage the cardboard box did damage the latch. I am actually purchasing a second one right now, and having to replace a flimsy latch every now and again is better than paying nearly double to begin with. (that being said, Cambro does have models that start at about $60 more than this.) I do think that this is an equal if not superior product because of the several benefits like size, color, and look than a cambro, even with the latch issue. Read Less Read More
    This is a nice price. I can't wait to use this beautiful articule, I'm so excited to get it soon, hope you try it soon too.

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