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Sterno SpeedHeat™ Flameless Food Warming System

By Carla Landi


Sterno Products opens new doors for the quick-serve, drop-off, $55+ billion dollar catering industry with their SpeedHeat™ Flameless Food Warming System. Foodservice professionals are going crazy for this product.


Sterno has been paying attention to the challenges and opportunity caps expressed by chefs and catering executives regarding open flame foodservice applications.


There are 25 million corporate meetings every day in the U.S., and that number has been increasing at a rate of 10% each year. That’s a lot of opportunity potential! Limitations in reaching that market, before SpeedHeat™, have been safety issues related to open flame applications and in many cases clients that flat out won’t allow open flame food warming in their business.


Thaddaeus Smith, Sterno’s Executive Chef, noted a product like this has been top-of-mind in the corporate catering segment for years: “With a simple process that involves two water-activated heat packets and an included base tray that replaces the traditional water chafing pan, SpeedHeat has zero ramp-up time and starts producing high-heat steam right away to keep food at the ideal temperature for the ideal length of time. And as SpeedHeat packets are safely disposable, and the base and tray are fully recyclable, it’s the perfect solution for restaurants and caterers looking to expand their corporate catering offering.”


This is a win-win for both foodservice professionals and corporations that enjoy the culinary treats at their meetings. Did I mention the ease in set up and clean up? You owe it to yourself to check this out!


Watch the video and see how it works.