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Request for evaluation of a proposed product Caterers Corner: Request for evaluation of a proposed product
By Gilberts (Gilberts) on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 06:31 pm: Edit

From Admin- This individual requestd permission to get feedback on this product and I agreed to it. (but not all the advertising text and fluff he included.)

(Advertising text deleted)

Hand held reusable carrier mostly design for home use. It holds food hot, above 140 degrees for over two hours in a sealed chamber, no contamination. The food is served in a casserole that is perfect for presentation on any dining table.

The dish offers a lot of flexibility as to the kind of food as well as how much. For example, two portion main entrees, meat or fish, two or three vegetables and a starch, rice, potato, pasta. Sauce is served in a small disposable cup.

(Advertising text deleted)

The carrier is at the final stage of testing before applying for numerous patents and then, production and sale.
I will be glade to answer any question even the one I havent thought about yet!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 10:25 pm: Edit

If this is for home use, why would I buy it? I have a microwave to re-heat food, I have an oven if I don't use the microwave and, why would I want to keep anything hot for 2 hours then eat it!!!!!
I could also buy a small Cambro container that does the same job and it has name recognition and a solid reputation!
What is the object of this product? Is my question I guess!!!!!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 10:27 pm: Edit

Maybe the fluff and the advertising text would help in the explanation of the product, a picture is worth.....well a look anyway!!!!!

By George (George) on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 09:52 am: Edit

Guess I cut a little too much out...

He's looking to sell it to caterers to do HMR stuff, as a reusable container.

There were no pics.


By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 10:03 am: Edit it sound a bit more sensible. Would still need to see it though to give a factual opinion. At least dimensions, weight, how is it carried, are there different sizes, say for a family of 4, 2, 6....ect.
Can the food containers inside be stable?

By Gilberts (Gilberts) on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 01:25 pm: Edit

The carrier is design for the caterer to produce the food, place it in the insulated one hand-held carrier and deliver to the home of the busy peoples who are waiving there $ demanding for convenience.
The dish, only one size, approximately three quarts, offers a lot of flexibilities, ideal for two complete main entree or ten portions of stew, lasagna, scampi or others.

By Gord (Gord) on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 09:48 pm: Edit

On one side of the equation there are personal chefs, who will leave meals ready for the clients to heat for themselves within about 15 minutes.

On the other end there are those restaurants who are providing delivery service already, either as a primary business (like, Pizza Hut) or as an adjunct to their sit-down service. To fill the gap of clients who want specialty, or varied, foodservice there are multi-vendor delivery services (for example,

I'm not saying I see a problem with the product itself - better technology for keeping food hot and safe would always be a welcome thing. I'm just not sure about the market you've defined.

Is the catering community generally looking to make a foray into domestic delivery? Would caterers go for this? What does your research show?

I'd be interested in learning more about this unit if you care to mail it (including advertising and fluff) to .


By Gilberts (Gilberts) on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 06:34 pm: Edit

I will answer all the questions, just give me some time.
Thank you all!

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