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

Item #: 271PC300BK

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.

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

4.8 stars from 94 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

    This Food Pan Carrier really worked and kept our food hot for a couple of hours at an event until we were ready to use it. We were able to put five pans in the carrier, as advertised. It is light weight and we purchased the carrier to compliment this and make it easier to transport from the vehicle to the serving area. They wipe down easily with soap and water. A great buy. Recommend.

    from Jes Catering Posted on

    Great product for our catering business. Great price. this is our fourth one and they all work wonderfully. Sturdy and easy to maintain and clean.

    from Bad Axe BBQ LLC Posted on

    The Carlisle Pan carrier has worked fantastic for us. We do a Lot of catering- and these carriers get used and abused. We used to use a more-expensive brand; thinking they were better quality. Carlisle has proven to us that you can get a great carrier for a very fair price. Quality construction, and great at holding temperatures. I would highly recommend.

    from Hickory River Smokehouse Posted on

    Great product! Keeps things up to temp. Ruff, durable, good quality. Hinges are metal and very strong. Latches are very sturdy and hold up well under use.

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    This has been a great addition to our catering business. It holds full size pans, 2.5" up to 6" deep. I need to buy another one to keep up with demand. Will be buying the same model again when I get ready to make my purchase.

    from Street 24, LLC Posted on

    We have used these over and over again and will continue to use them. An absolute great product that keeps food items hot when used properly.

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    An absolute life saver.... This is very well constructed, less money then it's competitors and a must for busy catering operations. We charge them with hot water and it adds at least 3 hours to the hot box.. Great product!

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    This warmer is amazing! It keeps food hot/warm for a few hours which is perfect for catering. The structure is very solid and the slots are perfect spaced for the different size pans. I would highly recommend this warmer based on the outside durability for longevity, as i have seen others that are very cheap and awful looking after a couple years.

    from Number 5 Restaurant Posted on

    We use these for our our catering business. I have about a dozen of them and they do not disappoint. I can hold 5 full size pans in there if wanted to , but usually opt for 4, but the space is definitely there. It is a sturdy product and it keeps our food warm well over 4 hours.

    from Gold Coast Catering Posted on

    We have several of these food pan carriers and they are extremely helpful for making deliveries. They are very roomy and can hold lots of pans.

    from New Deli Posted on

    good for storing items with a lot of room and space to fit everything you will need. very reliable and dependable while also looking sleek and compact. the handles also help for easy lifting and moving.

    from #### Posted on

    Great item. Holds more pans than my soft carrier. Easy to carry. Easy to clean up food spills. Easy to open and close. Would recommend.

    from Watsons BBQ Posted on

    Best food carrier! Stability and durability are just the few descriptions for Carlisle products! Very classy look too! I recommend this to every caterers out there!

    from Sugary and Savory Posted on

    Catered a large event. Wow! Performed beyond expectations. Prewarmed the carriers with hot water as suggested. Kept food piping hot for hours. I love these. I will be ordering more. Thanks for an economical great product.

    from Utah Catering Corp 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!

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    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

    Best money I ever spend

    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 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

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    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

    Great product for a great price. We use these for outside catering and it keeps the food warm and makes it much easier to transport

    from Zeppe's Pizzeria Posted on

    This product is really good and also affordable. If it wasn't for Carlisle's affordable equipment line, I might not have been able to start my business. It is so worth every penny spent.

    from Jr's Catering Solutions Posted on

    We purchased this Carlisle this past week, and were not sure how we did things without it! This was very efficient, it kept our food hot, and it is very durable. This excecced our expectations in every way possible!

    from The Smokin' Burrito Posted on

    Great product at a great price. We can fit up to five steam table pans (aluminum full size deep) and hold product for up to 4 hours with minimal temperature loss. The door and gasket remove easily for cleaning and the latches are easily replaced if broken (all eight of our carriers get daily use and we've only broken one clip in over two years). The unit is heavier than the comparable Cambro model, but the Cambro only fits four steam pans.

    from Old Blue BBQ Posted on

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    I bought this item about last week . As known sushi catering job . This item is amazing and without this insultration. My company step to succeed business. As any catering business this is must have item .

    from Sushishop Posted on

    Really keeps the food hot for hours as long as you put hot food in it. It will last forever and it is stackable. The locking latches are good quality plastic.

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    Big fan of the Carlisle hot boxes. This is the second one we ordered. This one is smaller so it fits easily into my car. Great for smaller catering jobs.

    from Big Mike's BBQ Posted on

    Extremely high quality insulated food pan carrier. Food stays hot in here for many hours. Door latches are strong and sturdy and the doors come off to be washed. Only bummer was the rubber gasket was very difficult to get to stay on and wrapped around the door. Not sure the solution there.

    from Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub Posted on

    We recently catered the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa - 2000 people for lunch and dinner (buffets) for 2 weeks and needed to find a way to keep food hot for longer periods of time so we purchased 12 of these Cateraides (different colors). They were amazing - extremely sturdy - held up well with over 150 staff handling them multiple times per day and of course kept the food hot. We didn't preheat them as with 5 pans of piping hot food it kept itself hot. We have since used them at smaller events and have worked great with cold items too - we also use the unneeded ones as regular carrier boxes (because they stack up nicely) and when at a food stall it gives a real professional look. Had no idea these things existed before and now i don't know what we would do without them. Webstaurant had the best price on these by a substantial amount and delivery was quick.

    from Roko's Restaurant (Samoa) Posted on

    I love the carrier, it works perfectly for moving food from my house to where I'm setting up. The only con would be that one of the latches was not closing tightly when arrived.

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    Caterings before these were not real fun. These food pan carriers keep the food hot and secure during transportation to make unloading for your event a breeze.

    from Bad Brad's Bar-B-Q Posted on

    You really can't be a caterer with out these things. by default we call them Cambros, but the carlisie are just as good and get the job done.

    from Gance's Complete Catering Posted on

    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

    came with borken latches ,they blame on fed ex, didnt take the responsabilty, I order an item expecting to work and didnt, no way to return this because i have to pay extra money the latche i could buy it but why if isnt not my fault that you send damages products, talked to costumer services, want a videos and pictures pleasd really? I swear Im not trying to get anything for free i spend alomost a a lot in 1 month in your company and for a latches you are making big deal? please now i spend more time sending multiple emails and writting this review but its what they want , hopefully somebody can fix my problem ordo something... im an hungry costumer and mad at your horrible costumer service

    from el mexicano Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Carlos. We are sorry the latches broke in transit. A Customer Solutions Representative is working on making sure you receive replacements as soon as possible.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    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.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    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.

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    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.

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    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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