Bringing food to your customers is a great way to build your business and customer base. Whether your company focuses entirely on catering or wants to add it to your existing business model, Metro has the products you need for success. From the moment food arrives at your facility to cleaning up after an event, our catering supplies and equipment will help you handle, transport, and return food safely. Below is a closer look at how our products can help your catering job from start to finish.
Food Receiving & Prep Products
The first step in catering an event happens at your facility. You must receive the food from your supplier and prep it properly before leaving for the venue. At this step, proper food handling is essential, and you will need somewhere to store it while you wait to prep. MetroMax mobile shelving units and utility carts are great for storing dry foods and other non-perishables.
When it’s time to prep, our PrepMate MultiStations create a versatile prep station that takes up very little space. These space-saving workstations are fully mobile and provide a convenient area to prep all types of food. Our workstations come with a removable cutting surface and the PrepMate rail system to protect against cross-contamination. These mobile workstations can be used at your facility or transported to prep on-site, depending on the type of event you are catering to.
Food Transportation Solutions
Once you are ready to move food from your location to the event, you need the right food transportation solution. Metro’s Mightylite insulated food carriers keep food hot or cold for over five hours, so you can deliver meals that are safe and ready to eat. These storage containers were designed with mobility in mind. They feature eight handles on each unit so you can quickly grab and go. Mightylite food carriers are 60% lighter than traditional carriers, making your job more comfortable as you transport.
Food Serving Solutions & Heated Cabinet Options
Once you arrive on-site, you want to deliver food attractively and conveniently. Metro has a wide selection of serving solutions that will keep your food hot and deliver it effectively to waiting diners. Our C5 series insulated cabinets are the starting point, providing precise temperature and humidity control to store food at the perfect setting while it waits to be served. When it’s time to eat, simply transfer the hot trays from the C5 heated cabinet to the serving table. We stock breakfast cart options, stainless steel tables, and other serving stations that make your job incredibly easy.
Clean-Up & Return
No catered event is complete without a final cleanup. Dish dollies, side-loaded dish and tray carts, and wire handling racks from Metro give you a convenient place to stash soiled dishes and serving utensils. Simply load them up and bring them home to wash. We also have a variety of rolling service carts that make it easy to transport items from your banquet facility to your truck, and then back to your own facility. After washing the dishes, be sure to dry them on a specially designated Metro drying rack.
Whether you re an established catering company or are setting up catering services for the first time, the right equipment is essential. Trust Metro to provide the right catering supplies to keep your business running smoothly.