Think ahead, so your chafers are ready when you are.
The only thing worse than no food is cold food!
To ensure your food stays fresh and warm for your catering customers, its a good idea to heat the water in your chafer before dropping in your hot food pans.
About 20 minutes before you're prepared to serve, place around 1-1/2" of hot water in the chafer's water pan, light the fuel and cover. When the food is ready, insert your food-filled pan and you're ready to serve.