So, we're doing a make-your-own-s'mores plate at my restaurant, and the original idea was to use gel sterno in some kind of container and light it tableside- so the nicest-looking and most useful container I have had on hand are some miniature cast-iron pots.
(they look similar to this: http://www.casa.com/p/lodge-pre-seasoned-half-pint-serving-kettle-272281 )
Well, test-run today, and I stupidly didn't think about this, but the pots get insanely hot, and I don't want a lawsuit on my hands. I'm thinking about switching to a wickered sterno, but it also has to look 'pretty'.
Any suggestions? My main concerns are people burning the shit out of themselves; kids especially, people knocking the damn thing over, and also ease of service (servers will light this at the table). I know other restaurants have done similar to this. I'm making the mallows, grahams, chocolate spread in house, and the price is pretty high on this plate.