steam table


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steam table

n.
A table in which containers of cooked food are kept warm by hot water or steam circulating below.
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steam′ ta`ble


n.
a boxlike table or counter with openings in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the compartment below.
[1860–65]
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Each compartment holds up to five 2 1/2" deep steam table pans, giving operators the versatility to do both a la carte and batch steaming.
The food is prepared in the main kitchen and brought up to the dining room in a multi-well steam table or a refrigerated table.
The kitchen has an island in the center with a steam table and buffet service built in; storage cabinets and a dishwasher for the china, flatware, and glasses; and a stove and oven for activity baking.