Store & Stack Food Like a Pro with Cambro Containers

Store & Stack Food Like a Pro with Cambro Containers

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Faith Durand
Apr 8, 2015

Anyone who has worked in a restaurant for any length of time associates the word Cambro with food storage. This brand of food warming and storage equipment — especially the recognizable square, stacking containers — is ubiquitous throughout food service. Their containers are extremely practical and also good for use at home, as seen in David Leibovitz's home kitchen in Paris.

(Image credit: Ed Anderson, used with permission)

David prefers the translucent containers seen above, in his kitchen, saying: "Because I spent most of my life in restaurant kitchens, using Cambro tubs are second nature to me. They're great because they all fit neatly with each other, and you can see what's inside of them, and they last."

Cambro also makes these crystal-clear polycarbonate containers, which are in heavy use in many restaurants, although David mentioned that he avoids them at home because they have a tendency to get brittle over time. But if you want completely see-through containers these are your jam.

The other lovely thing about Cambro containers is that they are designed for reliable transportation. So the lids fit tightly and seal well.

These containers are usually sold by regional restaurant equipment distributors, or through restaurant supply stores, although you can find some options at Amazon.

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