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Hello Teri,

Can one use a chafing dish to keep calzone warm? We weren't sure if it would make the bread soggy or vice versa, or if it would actually work well. You see, I'm living in a foreign country, and trying to start a business so I can provide for my family. Not a lot of options over here, as this place is still considered a Third World country, but I would be able to get a chafing dish, and would have to use fuel wax to operate it.

Also, if there does happen to be a problem with using this technique to keep the calzone warm, would wrapping them in foil first help?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts:)


Calzones are meant to be served hot and fresh from the oven and tend to get rock hard and stale very quickly after being removed from the oven.  Also, depending on the size of it, you would have one side hot and rock hard and the other side would be soggy. It's your call, but I would serve something else that is more warmer-friendly.

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I am a wedding and party planner in St. Louis, Missouri and I do weddings and parties all over the country! My brides are my number one priority as I understand how important their wedding day is to them! Any questions about catering and cooking for large groups. This would include recipes, cooking techniques, what to serve, how to prevent food poisoning, food storage and food integrity. I have thousands of recipes that are scaled for large groups and gatherings and will be happy to share them! If you are in need of professional assistance for helping you to plan your wedding, party or corporate event, please feel free to contact me! I do a limited amount of weddings and parties every year in order to make sure that I have the best service for my clientele. Feel free to visit my business website at this address: WWW.EXQUISITEEVENTSUSA.COM for detailed information on what services I offer. I have price point weddings for every budget--no matter what size and I am very specific about what you get for your hard-earned money.


Catering and parties are a large part of the restaurant business. I do a lot of catering for local parties and weddings.
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