Common Restaurant Hotel Pan and Steam Table Pan Capacity & Yields
Common stainless steel steamtable pan capacities are listed below. Full Topped-off values are for pans full to the top. 85% capacities are meant to represent typical fill levels and are 85% of the topped-off values. Plastic pans do not correlate the same as stainless steel and typically have a minimum of 5% less volume.
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Thank you so much! This is so handy and concise!
i am feeding 130 for a wedding. How many hotel pans of Mac n cheese do need.
Sheryl – I’ll need more info.
- What kind of group/event is it?
- Are they a captive audience (will they all be there for the entire 5 hours…or will people come and go?)
- What is your portion size (hors d’oeuvres are typically I – 2 bites each)
- Will there be any other food there?
Would you have the amounts of hors d’oeuvre items to serve per person? I am looking at serving 300 guests with 10 different appetizers. The event will last 5 hours. Any help that you can provide me will be greatly appreciated. I find your website very useful and thank you for putting it together.
Shotgun pan!! You see them used a lot for meatloaf…
torpedo pan… hmmm… always called em bullets…just an interesting fyi comment!
I can write from experience that stainless pans can vary in weight significantly. Even the same size and brand stainless pans can vary by as much as an ounce.
A torpedo pan is long like a hotel pan, but only half as wide. They are long and narrow.
What is a torpedo pan?
Hi It would also be a good idea to have TARE weights for steel and also plastic cambros
Why are they called shotgun pans or torpedo pans
Can’t find an origination for the phrases. But torpedo pans maybe because they are long and thin like a torpedo?