Covering food with a bowl and plate may work for your leftovers at home, but when your business depends on your food being cold and fresh, then you need cold food pans to do the job. These pans can are designed to handle temperatures that would make most of us shudder, from below 40 degrees F. So save your buckets of ice for cocktails. You won`t need to place any ice in these cold pans. Many are deep enough to hold quite a lot and some have built-in dividers so you can know organize by food items and know what`s what.