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Suggestions On How to keep food warm for a buffet at home?

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Hi all new here I'm doing a buffet at the weekend for my mums 50th she's asked me to do the food also she wants some hot food (curry and rice) I have bought 2 chafing dishes and the burning gel question is the party venue is an hour away from where I live how do I keep the curry and rice warm while travelling??
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Best option is a cambro insulated food carrier like this:

It's not normal for home cook to have this unless you do bbq competitions or catering on the side. So next best option is to find a chest cooler that will fit your pans. It will work almost as well, just doesn't have the convenient shelving. That's what I did until this year. We call it a faux cambro
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I actually think the cambro is fine for home use. You are correct they are more for the pros but I know home cooks with big families that have them. Great option actually.
Yep! I use it a lot for BBQs in the summer. My extended family within an hours drive is about 30 people. I plan to use it at least 4 times between thanksgiving and new years.

Also it works cold too. I had ice in here not melt for 72 hours on a fishing trip weekend.

Catering a wedding all i have to do is cook the food for 155-200 ppl and deliver it im traveling from cali to Virginia how much do i charge for this catering job
Is it just me or does it sound insane to do a cross country wedding catering job?
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