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  • Superior insulation maintains hot or cold temperatures for up to 7 hours
  • Rugged polyethylene exterior withstands continued use and exposure to high heat
  • Door opens 270 degrees and folds flush against unit for easy loading and unloading
  • Fits up to 5 full size, 2 1/2" deep food pans (sold separately)
  • Can be stacked with similar Carlisle and Cambro carriers

The CaterGator black front loading insulated food pan carrier provides the versatility and quality you need to safely deliver pans of food.

Designed to withstand the wear and tear of regular transport, this pan carrier is a workhorse ready for catering, delivery, and other on-the-go applications. Its insulation provides up to 7 hours of temperature retention for exceptional convenience, making it ready for cold dishes, hot dishes, and anything in-between. The carrier features ergonomic handles, reinforced door hinges, and plastic latches to help orders arrive at their destination time and time again. Plus, with a spacious interior capable of holding a variety of pan sizes, types, and configurations, the carrier is sure to accommodate your menu.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Stackable


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

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

Holding Flexibility

To fit your unique menu, this pan carrier holds up to 5 full size, 2 1/2" deep food pans and can accommodate various combinations of full, 1/2, and 1/3 size pans. These pans can be 2 1/2", 4", or even 6" deep. Most types of pans fit as well, letting you use whatever best suits your business; use foil, plastic, or stainless steel pans to deliver food to your destination.

7 Hour Temperature Retention

Because the carrier is made with polyurethane foam insulation, it offers superior temperature retention and maintains hot or cold food temperatures for up to 7 hours. For use with cold dishes, pre-chill the unit with its door open in a walk-in refrigerator or freezer. For pre-heating the unit, place a hotel pan of hot water into the unit, and close the door for 20 minutes prior to loading your hot dishes.

Built to Last

This insulated pan carrier features a rugged, polyethylene exterior and withstands constant wear and tear from use, transport, and exposure to high heat. It includes plastic latches that securely lock the door to retain temperature. It also includes steel reinforced plate hinges to resist breakage and to ensure longevity. The door even extends to a full 270 degrees for easy access.

Easy to Transport and Store

For convenient transport, the unit features molded-in handles that are both durable and ergonomic. Not only does this design make it easy to carry, it allows the carrier to stack with similar Carlisle and Cambro carriers and simplify storage.

CaterGator Insulated Front Loading Pan Carriers

CaterGator insulated pan carriers are designed to streamline food transport, allowing you to cater in confidence! Watch this video to learn more.

Proudly made in America, CaterGator insulated pan carriers are crafted to streamline food transport. Each carrier features polyurethane insulation, and keeps food hot or cold for up to 6 hours. When used with the CaterGator ice board, this time extends by up to 4 hours. Just place the board in the freezer for at least 8 hours before use. Prechilling or preheating the carrier can also help extend this time. To prechill, tilt the unit with the opening facing up, add ice water, and close for 15 to 20 minutes. To preheat, do the same thing but with hot water. Each pan carrier is sized to fit up to 5 full-size, 2 1/2" deep food pans. Other pan configurations with full, 1/2, and 1/3 size pans are also possible. To make the unit easy to access, its doors open a full 270 degrees. Once closed, its latches keep the doors shut during transport. The exterior is made from extra-strong polyethylene, allowing for frequent, on-the-go use. Its also textured to minimize scratches and other signs of wear. Plus, front and back molded-in handles provide a comfortable place to grasp. The carriers easily stack with similar carriers from Carlisle and Cambro to save space in storage or on the go. Cater in confidence with American-made CaterGator insulated pan carriers.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 17 Inches
  • Depth: 24 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 25 1/4 Inches
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 13 3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 20 3/4 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: CaterGator Black Front Loading Insulated Food Pan Carrier - 5 Pan Capacity

    4.8 stars from 9 reviews


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    The product was a great addition to our company. Good for traveling or in house use. The food stayed warm for hours. The easy access of the wide open door is simply great.
    Units keep food warm for a long period of time. They are $$ but worth it as long as you take care of them. Make sure to wipe condensation out after use, wipe down seals and avoid food build up. Biggest thing to note is the way the outside looks. They will fade overtime but you can decrease this by making sure the outside is food/oil/grease clean and we also like to use regular plastic car shine to keep them protected and clean.
    This product is amazing! A friend of mind of mind told me that it was a must have an order to start my catering business and I’m sooo glad I did. It’s keeps the food warm for hours. My customer are happy and so am I.
    Very nice insulated box. Can be used to transport food to simply to hold as a warming unit. I plan to order a couple more of these
    This insulated food pan carrier is easy to grip and carry. The material does not allow for slipping, even if food is hot. Made transporting hot or cold food a breeze.
    This is a great budget option to the much higher priced cambros out there. We purchased one for our food truck and catering business. We will definitely be purchasing several more! Holds hot and cold foods amazingly!
    Travel in style efficiently, and inexpensively. This insulated food pan carrier has never let us down, Has always maintained proper temperature, for both cold and hot food items.
    I love this insulated food pan carrier. It helps out so much now when I have events to cater that tend to be a bit further out than normal. Food is still hot and fresh and not overcooked. Very sturdy but can be a bit heavy before loading food so imagine afterwards. Make sure you have someone around to help carry this thing.
    The CaterGator insulated pan carrier is a nice addition to your off-site catering event. Only issue is they are a little cumbersome to lift and is hard to clean the interior.

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