Heating Instructions

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ITEMS COMING IN WHITE TRAY WITH PLASTIC COVERING ARE NOT OVEN SAFE. REMOVE ITEMS AND PLACE IN AN ALUMINUM PAN OR OVEN SAFE DISH.

Remove items from refrigerator and let come to room temperature before reheating. Food items will reheat more evenly if at room temperature. Ovens vary, please use these directions as general guidelines, and check your items often. Reheating in an oven or toaster oven is recommended. Cover items to help in the reheating process and prevent over browning. Suggested reheating times may need to be increased if reheating either multiple dishes simultaneously or large quantities. Bulk items will reheat more evenly if they are in a single layer.

Always check the internal temperature of food with a stemmed thermometer before eating. Reheated food should reach a recommended 165 degrees before consumption unless specifically noted.

Always keep stored food covered and refrigerated at 41 degrees or less.

Microwave reheating is not recommended in most cases for the best quality product. If you do choose to use a microwave oven, follow these guidelines:

  • Never put foil or metallic containers in the microwave.
  • Keep food loosely covered with microwave-safe wrap.
  • Rotate or stir items at least once during the reheating process.

Always use caution when removing containers from oven. For ease and safety, always place black oven safe containers on a cookie sheet before placing in the oven. Do not place black containers directly on oven floor or a heating element. Clear plastic lids or covers should be removed before reheating.

Platters and Displays should be kept refrigerated at 41 degrees or less until ready to serve. Consume within 4 hour after removing from refrigerator.

Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres

Coconut Shrimp, Mini Crab Cakes, Pastry Wrapped Franks, Roast Pork Spring Rolls, Lobster Macaroni & Cheese Bites, Stuffed Mushrooms, Mini Quiche, Mini Cheddar Potato Skins, Cranberry Brie & Nut Phyllo, Mini Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, Mini French Onion Soup Boules:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat uncovered for 8 to 12 minutes

Scallop Brochette:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Heat uncovered 8 to 12 minutes

Chicken or Beef Satays:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat for 5 to 8 minutes

Flatbread Pizzas

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat for 10 to 12 minutes.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

  • Microwave: Remove lid and film; heat for approximately 1-2 minutes per pound
  • Oven: Place product on sheet pan, cover with foil and heat for approximately 20 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Dip (heating optional)

  • Place product on sheet pan, cover with foil and heat for approximately 20 minutes.

Bone-In Chicken Wings

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover and heat for 10 minutes
  • For crispier wings: place on a flat baking tray that has been sprayed with space between each; heat uncovered for 15 to 25 minutes.

Chicken Tenders

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • If tenders are cold, allow them to come to room temperature by placing them on a plate for about 15 minutes
  • Arrange chicken tenders on baking sheet in a single layer, leaving enough space between each piece to allow for even heating.
  • Bake in preheated over for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through and crispy.

Mini Corn Fritters

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Space fritters out on a wire rack
  • Heat the fritters for 5-10 minutes, or a little longer if they're frozen
  • For an extra crisp outside, turn on the broiler and broil the fritters for 1-2 minutes at the end

Starches & Grains

Classic Mashed Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes; uncover for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Classic Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes; uncover for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Lemon Garlic Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes; uncover for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes with Rosemary

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes; uncover for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place on a baking sheet, leaving uncovered.
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes; or until the potatoes are thoroughly warm and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Parmesan or Cajun Potato Wedges

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place aluminum foil on a baking sheet and spray with oil.
  • Arrange the potato wedges on the baking sheet, ensuring they're not overcrowded.
  • Heat the wedges for 10-15 minutes, turning them halfway through to achieve and even crispiness.

Traditional Bread Stuffing

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for 20 minutes. Uncover for an additional 15 minutes, stirring and adding a bit of stock to moisten if desired. Heat to at least 140 degrees.

Sweet Potato Chunks with Spinach & Walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat for 20 minutes. Uncover for an additional 15 minutes, stirring and adding a bit of stock to moisten if desired. Heat to at least 140 degrees.

Roasted Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread the Parmesan fingerling potatoes on a baking tray.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until they are warm and crispy.

Steamed Red Bliss Potatoes with Butter & Parsley

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease the potatoes with butter.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cover with foil.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.

Vegetables

Roasted Asparagus

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Can be served reheated, chilled or at room temperature.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Can be served reheated, chilled or at room temperature.

Plain Steamed Broccoli

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread out broccoli on the baking sheet, ensuring they are not crowded.
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the top of the broccoli if desired.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the broccoli is hot and crispy.

Garlic Steamed Broccoli

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread out broccoli on the baking sheet, ensuring they are not crowded.
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the top of the broccoli if desired.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the broccoli is hot and crispy.

Garlic Steamed Green Beans

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread out broccoli on the baking sheet, ensuring they are not crowded.
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the top of the broccoli if desired.
  • Bake for approximately 10-13 minutes or until the broccoli is hot and crispy.

Green Beans Almondine

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes, removing foil for last 5 to 10 minutes.

Tri-color Roasted Baby Carrots

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with foil and heat for about 20 minutes.

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish, if it looks dry, you can sprinkle some water over it to add moisture.
  • Heat for 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower is heated through and reaches your desired temperature.

Balsamic Mushrooms

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread the mushrooms on a non-stick baking sheet evenly.
  • Heat for 15 minutes, stirring halfway thorough, until mushrooms are tender.

Sherried Beets

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place beets on a baking sheet.
  • Heat for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Vegetarian

Eggplant Rollatini

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover loosely and heat for abut 1 hour or until temperature reaches at least 140 degrees

Roasted Cauliflower Head

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat approximately 15 minutes
  • Uncover and continue heating until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees; an additional 10 minutes

Individual Eggplant Parmesan

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover with foil and heat approximately 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue heating for another 5 minutes to crisp the top.

Soy Popcorn Nuggets

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat 12-15 minutes depending on quantity until temperature reaches at least 140 degrees

Pasta

Penne with Gruyere & Prosciutto

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Penne Bolognese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place in an oven safe dish, cover with aluminum foil.
  • Heat 20-30 minutes, or until it is heated through.

Chicken & Turkey

Chicken Marsala

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover and heat for 30 to 35 minutes depending on quantity until temperature reaches at least 140 degrees

Chicken Parmesan

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat uncovered 20 to 30 minutes

Chicken Champagne

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover and heat for 30 to 35 minutes depending on quantity until temperature reaches at least 140 degrees

Chicken Piccata

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover and heat for 30 to 35 minutes depending on quantity until temperature reaches at least 140 degrees

Beef, Pork & Lamb

Degrees of Doneness

  • Rare - 125 degrees
  • Medium Rare - 130 degrees
  • Medium - 135 degrees
  • Medium Well - 140 degrees
  • Well Done - 145 degrees

Whole Grilled Beef Tenderloin

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat for approximately 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare.
  • For optimal doneness use a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of the tenderloin. Refer to list above for varying degrees of doneness; adjust time accordingly. Remove from oven while temperate is 5-10 degrees below desired degree of doneness. Let sit for 5 minutes before carving.

Individual Beef Wellington

  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Do not cover.
  • Heat for 20-25 minutes.

BBQ Pulled Pork

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover loosely and heat for about 1 our or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Stir occasionally. adding extra sauce as necessary to moisten.

Pork Sausage, Onions & Peppers

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover loosely and heat for about 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches at least 140 degrees.
  • Stir occasionally, adding extra broth or water as necessary to moisten. Cover can be removed during last 10-15 minutes.

Meatballs - Beef or Veal

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover loosely and heat for about 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches at least 140 degrees.
  • Stir occasionally, adding extra sauce as necessary to moisten. Cover can be removed during last 10-15 minutes.

Rack of Lamb

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat for approximately 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare.
  • For optimal doneness use a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of the chop portion of the meat. Refer to list below for varying degrees of doneness; adjust time accordingly. Remove from oven while temperate is 5-10 degrees below desired degree of doneness. Let sit for 5 minutes before carving; residual heat will bring to desired temperature and juices will redistribute.

Seafood

Shrimp Scampi

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Cover and heat for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on quantity, until temperate reaches at least 140 degrees

Francaise Your Way

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on quantity, until temperate reaches at least 140 degrees

Lump Crab Cakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat uncovered for 8-12 minutes

Breakfast & Brunch

Fresh Baked Quiche

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove items and place in an oven safe dish.
  • Heat Whole Quiche for 20 to 30 minutes; internal temperature should reach 165 degrees
  • Half Quiche for 15to 25 minutes; internal temperature should reach 165 degrees