Setting Up a Chafing Dish for Buffet Service


In this video, watch Executive Chef Thad Smith outline the elements of proper set-up of chafing dishes for your buffet service. Watch to see from start to finish how to use the chafing dish successfully every time! Have more questions or want to see what other catering tools Sterno offers? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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  1. Arlo Cordell says

    ?is too hard!!!

  2. MICATE TV says

    Wow thats very informative .thank you for sharing

  3. Gaurav Tripathi says

    Nice things about put hot food with safety.

  4. mejood alsafi says

    Thank you so much

  5. Alonyi Sharifah says

    Thank you.

  6. Gaggy Mott says

    Not enough water….according to his own directions!! Wise up!!!

  7. Magdalena Morales says

    Vivo en México, donde lo consigo ????

  8. Claudia Cuellar says

    Thank you!! Great info ?

  9. sue moore says

    Thank you for your no-nonsense instructions. It's easy when it's explained by a professional. THANK YOU!!!

  10. adelaide de thierry says

    Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this video, very helpful and easy to follow instructions.

  11. Saida Alhadi says

    Very very helpful thank you

  12. wutdafeezy says

    Can u just use cool water from the sink and the thing on the bottom can heat it up

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  15. Rachel says

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I found a chafing dish at a thrift store and have been wanting to use it. Now that I've seen this, I feel safe trying it out, lol.

  16. HS Hminga says

    Usable and valuable for family.

  17. Michelle says

    Thank you… Great video how many inches deep is the water pan that you put the hot water in? 4 inches or 5 inches… I lost one of mine in my attic and need to re-order

  18. isaac15446 says

    Fantastic, Thanks.

  19. Nez says

    Thanks ….it’s my first time

  20. cwilliams526 says

    good info

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  26. A Butler says

    Thanks. Very helpful.

  27. Toño Godinez says

    predio de incierto para fufet de acero

  28. Kate Richardson says

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  29. Kim Bertolini says

    Can I use an aluminum pan for the food instead of the food pan it comes in? The food is being catered and I was hoping to just put the trays in the water pan

  30. ruben korkis says

    is the fuel reusable after extinguishing it after for example 2 hours?

  31. Kina’kufikiri Usahihi says

    I call bull shit I invented Mac n cheese

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  34. Shalini97 Shalini says

    thx..very helpful ⭐⭐

  35. michael sapolu says

    Hi, How long can a chafing dish stay warm for its foods? Does that depend on the duration of the Sterno safe heat? i.e. 4 hours?

  36. Abbey Yode says

    Very helpful info.thanks.

  37. Abbey Yode says

    Very helpful info.thanks.

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