Heating Instructions
for cold order pick-up catering

Directions for Holiday Catering

Happy Holidays from Chef Robert, Pam and the Whole Bacio Team!

For Lasagna, Baked Eggplant and Baked Penne, Risotto, Paella:
Heat covered at 400 degrees for 45 minutes and uncovered
for 15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving


Item is fully cooked (all chicken dishes):
Heat at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until hot


For Pasta:
Bake in the oven with the cover on at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, stir and bake for another 10 minutes until hot


For Hot Hor D’oeuvres:

(Crab Cakes, Cigars, Fried Shrimp, Chicken Satays, Spanikopita, Scallops, Eggrolls)
 Bake on a sheet tray at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until crispy


For Mussels & Clams:
Place pan in oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes covered until all are opened.


For Tilapia, Salmon, Swordfish:
Place pan in oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes covered until hot.


For Filet, Meatballs, Short Rib, Pork Loin and Chicken Entrees:
Place pan in oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes
covered until hot.


For Foccacia Bread and Flatbreads:
Place on a cookie tray and bake at 400 degrees for 12-15
minutes until crispy brown.


For Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes:
Heat with the lid on at 375 for 30 – 40 minutes until hot


For Vegetables:
Heat at 400 degrees with the lid on for 20-25 minutes until hot



For Soups:
Microwave with the lid on for 3-4 minutes on high

For Salads:
Place the salad in a mixing bowl, drizzle dressing on top and toss, season with a little salt and fresh pepper if desired

For Surf and Turf:
Filet  and the skewers are seated to rare – I recommend broiling  or grilling the filet and skewer (filet will take about 5-8 minutes under the broiler or on the grill to be medium, always cook it a little less and let it rest before serving.  Skewer will only take 3-4 minutes to be fully cooked.  If you got the crab cake, bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until hot.

For Short Rib:
Microwave in the container for 3-4 minutes on medium high until hot

For Chicken Cutlet and Pork Cassoulet
Remove the lid and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until hot

For Shrimp:
Remove lid and cover with foil.  Bake in the oven for for 15-20 minutes – when the shrimp is pink all the way through it is fully cooked – try not to cook too much or it will dry out the shrimp

For Sides:
Microwave for 3-4 minutes until hot – bake the broccoli at 400 degrees for 15 minutes with the lid off

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