CaterSource 2019: EcoHeat – Last Year’s Problem, this Year’s Solution!

Last year at CaterSouce 2018 in Las Vegas, the EcoHeat team presented the amazing Full-Service Chafer NO FLAME, NO WATER, Environmentally Friendly Catering solution, with the new Heating Without Fire Chafing Dish System. This was an amazing hit with all who viewed the system. Although the technology and product was new to most, it clearly helped answer the previous year’s hottest topics about fire free venue catering and menu selections. This new EcoHeat Full-Service Chafer System opened up a new world of opportunity for all catering companies.

Our team took years developing the EcoHeat Full-Service Chafer System and asked hundreds of caterers, end users, event planners, and chefs what was important to them and their successful execution of food service. CaterSource 2018 was a wonderful and enlightening experience for our team because we found it to be an amazing amount of wealth and knowledge all in one place. Everyone was willing to provide input, suggestions, and answer our questions. We learned more in the first two hours of being at the show than one could learn in months researching the catering industry. We took the feedback and made some significant improvement to the system, reduced the price and better understood how to best use the EcoHeat Heating Without Fire Full-Service Chafer System. It was refreshing to hear so much praise for answering one of the biggest topics of the previous year and the show topics.

This experience solidified and rejuvenated us to be even more vigilant and ask more questions on how EcoHeat could best support the catering industry and we really listened! The overwhelming topic of CaterSource 2018 was drop off/corporate catering and delivery. We had already started development on the Heated Drop off solutions, but we needed to LEARN, and learn we did.

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Sustainability

The Green Initiative is growing in the catering industry – from using sustainable packaging to using less water. Many catering companies are trying to find ways to become more environmentally friendly throughout their business. From what we learned from many of the caterers we talked to at the show, they want to use less water, have a heating source that is biodegradable, and packaging/equipment that is environmentally sourced. Lucky for those caterers looking for these options, EcoHeat checks all the boxes! With the EcoHeat system, there is no water required, everything inside the EcoHeat warmer is biodegradable, and all cardboard used in the EcoHeat box is from environmentally sourced trees.

Enviromentally Sourced Trees are used for our EcoHeat Drop Off Boxes!


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Drop Off Solutions

The EcoHeat Drop Off Solutions are continually growing. We started with the EcoHeat Drop Off Box in a half pan. We are working on the EcoHeat Drop Off Box in a full pan. At the same time, our team is working on the EcoHeat Pizza Box and Pizza Bag, the EcoHeat Drop Off Carrying bag, and even the EcoHeat Room Service Single Servicing Box. The EcoHeat team in committed to providing quality Heat Products for all types of catering needs.

EcoHeat Half Pan Drop Off Box
Easily carry our stackable EcoHeat Drop Off Boxes

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Stories from the show

The first night of the conference, we were standing around a cocktail table talking about our plan for the show and the best ways to engage with the caterers. Little did we know, we were about to meet someone who would introduce our team to a lot of people in the industry. Our new friend, Maggie, walked up and sparked good conversations about catering, New Orleans, and life and general. The table quickly grew from the 4 of us to a group of 10 or so, from all over the country. Another caterer we meant was Ewa. Ewa may been our favorite story from the show. We talked to her for over an hour – everything from her experiences in catering to our heating solutions. Come to find out, Ewa was more excited than we originally knew. She sent about 10 different groups of caterers she had met to our booth, all because she was excited about what we were doing for the industry she has spent many years in. We want to thank Ewa and all the friends we met that first night of the conference! You guys made the show special for us!

The first day of the show, we were slammed all day. One of the great caterers we met was Debbie. Debbie and one of her colleagues came by to check out the EcoHeat system. They planned on going to all 3 fire free heating sources then make a decision on which to go forward with. First, they checked out the large chafing fuel company’s solution at the front of the show. It was not exactly what they needed for their company. They next booth they came to was the EcoHeat booth. Our team talked to their team about their needs and wants for the perfect fire free heating source. From that discussion, we gave them the demo of our full service chafing system and the EcoHeat Drop Off Box. Before they left the booth, they decided they did not need to see any other fire free heating sources, rather they ordered on the spot!

EcoHeat was consistently ranked #1 out of the 3 fire free heating sources. We were surprised how open caterers were when we asked them which fire free heating source they would prefer. We talked to some who did not choose EcoHeat, but most liked the versatility of the EcoHeat system for full service and drop off solutions!

We love interacting with our customers and future customers! To become a customer, go to Shop.HeatingWithoutFire.com and order a kit! We look forward to hearing from you!

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