Food transportation equipment specialist Rieber has introduced the thermoport canteen, designed to be a Covid-secure lunch serving solution for schools.
With a capacity of 15-50 meals, the unit is available as a convection-heated front loader, and can serve hot lunches prepared as usual in the main school kitchen and then transported direct into classrooms. Thermal insulation should ensure food remains hot for the short journey.
Alternatively, the school can use ready-prepared chilled or frozen meals, because both can be regenerated and safely served in Rieber thermoport food transport trolleys. Cold foods such as sandwiches and salads can be transported securely on top of the canteen using Rieber’s orange thermoport boxes.
The design is based on the manufacturer’s thermoport food transport solutions. Trolleys can be pre-heated in the main kitchen and once filled with meals and plates, they can be wheeled to classrooms and plugged in again to maintain serving temperature.
Trolleys can be customised to individual schools with attractive adhesive panels and there is a foldable sneeze guard available on request. The serving height of 963 mm means children get a good view of what’s on offer, but should also ensure the trolley has enough capacity to feed up to 50 meals from one fill.
The thermoport canteen is made of rustproof hygienic stainless steel and features a double-walled body with insulation properties.
Its interior is tightly welded with deep-drawn support rails, while foldable frames for insertion of GN pans are designed for optimal meal presentation and serving or containers for additional storage space.
Side holder is included for easy stowage of the lid during meal serving, and a removable door seal/heating element should facilitate cleaning.