Catering and the food trade

Catering and the food trade

Catering and institutional kitchens

Insulated catering containers are models specially designed for catering, institutional kitchens and the food trades, available in various sizes.

The greatest French caterers organise their food transport in insulated catering tote boxes :

  • when catering for events
  • to supply their shops with various products (sandwiches, precooked product …



Non-domestic catering

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The central kitchens of hospitals and schools use insulated catering containers on a daily basis to deliver meals to the establishments they supply.


The catering cold cabinet keeps the cold chain totally intact for non-domestic catering applications :

  • supplying baking terminals with chilled or frozen dough
  • supplying outlets with sandwiches and bakery products in plastic, wrappers or other catering packaging, on trays, of varying widths, weight etc

Food traders

Users of insulated catering containers and tote boxes also include food trade professionals and culinary artisans.


The artisan cheesemaker can organise the transport and storage of his fresh stock very simply as and when needed with an insulated container available without being obliged to invest in a refrigerated vehicle he will not use every day. It is easy to compare the difference in price.

Catering sizes for trays and platters

Insulated catering containers are designed to transport foodstuffs packaged in in crates or on trays.

These insulated cabinets for caterers mainly take Gastro size 1/1 and 600×400 trays, which are standards in the catering profession. OLIVO hasn’t forgotten its users on the other side of the Channel, as it also offers a cabinet for 30×18 inch trays (UK standard).


The interior stainless steel racks used to stack the trays or crates can be made to measure, but it is quite possible that you will find that standard equipment meets your needs.

How much does it cost?

These insulated catering containers represent a modest investment that allows you not only to meet professional standards, but also to guarantee the quality of the cold chain and hygiene. They are easy to use and products can be transported in a conventional vehicle for delivery rounds. A small price to pay for a true peace of mind.


The tradesman is not obliged to invest in a costly refrigerated vehicle to meet the cold chain obligations. The insulated catering containers does its job in all situations, silently and without pollution. Prices on request.

Hygiene and HACCP

The insulated catering container and or tote box is perfectly suited to the professional’s HACCP approach.
HACCP is not a standard but a true method of improving food safety and managing hazards.

The insulated catering container enables you to control the cold chain throughout foodstuff distribution. OLIVO can advise you on a reasoned approach to cooling. Products are thermally protected as soon as they are loaded into the insulated container: the biological hazard due to heating of foodstuffs is under control.
All the insulating materials used in the insulated catering containers receiving the load are food safe (rotproof plastics and stainless steel). Cabinets and boxes can be cleaned and disinfected.
The cleaning procedure and frequency will be defined by your HACCP analysis, the aim being to eradicate any microbial contamination.


Once closed, the insulated catering container is sealed and the foodstuffs protected: the physical hazard of foreign bodies or dirt is under control.
The insulated catering container is an HACCP tool in its own right.

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