BGL Rieber has launched a new range of Thermoport Midi-K insulated food transport boxes that feature an integral heating system capable of holding food up to 85°C.
The range, which is designed for hot and cold meal delivery, has a combined fill volume of approximately 104 litres and is available as a top or front loader, heated or unheated.
It is fully stackable and can be easily wheeled from the kitchen to its destination.
Thermoport Midi-K has already secured a customer in Rise Park School in Romford. It provides 270 junior and infant meals daily, 170 of which need transporting across the road to the infant section of the school.
Kitchen supervisor, Lauren Humphrey, said: “Temperatures are checked before and after delivery. On average, the meals lose about 8°C, but some foods perform differently. Cottage pie for example can go in the box at 91°C and be 80.9°C at the serving point, way above the minimum temperature required here of 63°C.”
Humphrey added that the bigger wheelbase helps absorb bumps when transporting the food outside, while the units have proved simple to clean.
Dennis Brewin, catering operations manager for the London Borough of Havering, which is responsible for 65 schools in the borough, said the Thermoport Midi-K range units were chosen for Rise Park and numerous other schools because of their ability to heat and hold the chamber up to 85°C.
“It provides useful additional hot storage for the kitchen and ensures the meals are served piping hot from start to finish during the serving process,” he said. “I am reassured that even on the coldest days and if there is a delay in service, the meals served will be up to the high standard parents expect.”