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Update International: a Crown Brands Company

By Carla Landi


Restaurant buffets are a great way to build large audience excitement for your menu. Whether you have an all-you-can-eat buffet concept, offer buffets for special occasions or on certain days, or set up a breakfast buffet as a hotel or resort perk, you are showcasing your culinary talent and building your brand.


Remember, a restaurant buffet must make a good impression without the help of waitresses, waiters, and in many cases, colorful menus with pictures. Presentation of the food is key.


We met up with Brian Hutton at the 2016 NRA Show. He gave us a quick tour of buffet line products offered by Update International, a Crown Brands company.


Update International offers an induction chafer that has a very upscale look. It has a transparent top for easy visibility of the food. If the lid needs to be opened, the gas assist feature prevents the lid from slamming shut. It’s vented to maintain temperature consistency. This is a high quality induction chafer with an impressive look.


Update also has a full range of standard chafers. We took a close look at their high-end, all stainless steel model that opens to 270°. These chafers hold standard size 2-1/2” deep food pans and are sure to please a crowd.


Let’s not forget the coffee. Update offers a complete line of coffee supply and beverage server products. Their insulated beverage servers also have that upscale look and complement the chafers beautifully. They are designed to be easily transported with drip trays that rest in place. These insulated servers are equipped with a site gauge on the front for an at-a-glance view of the coffee level, and a gauge on the side that can be set to show when the coffee was brewed.


When it comes to successful buffet lines, Update International has you covered.


Watch the video below for more information.

Induction Chafer

Standard Model Stainless Steel Chafer

Insulated Beverage Server