(Closed) Reheating restaurant food?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

moonbeanjo:  when would you get the food? same day? If so it shouldn’t be a problem….

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can only keep food between 40*F and 145*F for about 2 hours if you don’t want to risk food poisoning. It’s probably going to be best to hire a caterer since it doesn’t sound like you have enough time to transport and serve everything or enough space to safely reheat things.

read more about food safety: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_zone_%28food_safety%29

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think you should really get a caterer or DIY. To me, aside from the ceremony itself, the food is the most important part of the wedding day.  Not all guests enjoy drinking and dancing, but everyone will be eating.   “Thanks for coming to our wedding, here’s some rubbery chicken we heated up for you!”  does not seem like much of a thank you.  Will you even be sure it’s hot enough in the end, instead of a lukewarm?  My exerpiences thus far are catered food is always hot, our DIY BBQ was hot and delicious, my best friends cheapo catering was mediocre at best.  Food is not a good thing to skimp on at weddings.

If you do DIY, be sure you plan carefully… timing everything was pretty challenging!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

moonbeanjo:  even in the warming box, though, you’ve only got 2 hours from when the food is cooked, and that’s just too short a window when you’re talking about a 90-person wedding. You could ask the restaurant to chill the food but firstly you would be assuming they would do it properly– it is not as straightforward as it may seem, so unless the restaurant does this Kind of thing often, you’re really rolling the dice– then you gotta figure out how to heat it back up in what you call a not-commercial-level kitchen. Reheated food is the most dangerous when it comes to sanitation. If you don’t have the right equipment, you really should only be considering a caterer.

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