The New RTS CT (Ready To Serve Carbon Tech)

Take the ingredients of the global innovation to serve hot food hot and cold food cold called the RTS and add some carbon fibre to lighten the load, powerful refrigeration and boosting capability, improved handling, new smart programming, and new features to facilitate cleaning and storage …. now say hello to the Ready To Serve Carbon-Tech from Burlodge.

Liaison Chaude (Hot Line) or Cook Chill (Cold Plating), the RTS-CT can be manufactured to support any meal assembly processes. For liaison chaude the RTS-CT has built-in boosting capability so you are assured of hot food outcomes while the on-board active chilling of cold food enhances the dining experience. In cook chill applications, the RTS-CT can be fitted with single or double refrigeration for holding of cold foods in advance of reheating. Moreover, the RTS-CT can regenerate foods on a single tray inside a cold room or within an ambient space such as a kitchen or pantry. Many options are available for the RTS-CT in all its applications. Now you are Ready to Serve your clientele with the most modern technology and flexible solution.

When you demand hot food hot and cold food cold and you want a lightweight and multipurpose trolley, Ready to Serve Carbon-Tech (RTS-CT) is the solution.

The Ready To Serve-CT – Burlodge Manufacturing Excellence for the 21st Century

The Ready To Serve-Carbon Tech  (RTS-CT) is equipment that defines the high standards today’s institutional food service professionals demand. Developed to handle high capacity tray preparation, boosting or regeneration, and the transportation of hot and cold meals, the RTS-CT incorporates leading technology and manoeuvrability, ensuring it is both easy to learn and operate.

The unit combines efficiency, style and durability, while featuring an ergonomic design that promotes safety in all aspects of its function.


The design of the RTS-CT reflects our experience with and understanding of the food service profession. The use of carbon fibre in place of stainless steel doors is a revolutionary new standard and demonstrates a commitment to improving worker health and safety through the use of lightweight yet durable materials, and excellence in temperature insulation. The Ready To Serve’s unique tray holding design and the divider wall separates hot and cold sides of the tray without compromising consistent temperature levels throughout. Whether using large style (575mm x 325mm) or smaller size (530mm x 325mm) flat trays, they slide securely into and out of the divider wall with minimal effort, and can be personalized as required. As well, its small footprint minimizes space concerns and eases movement of the unit. Washing of the RTS-CT is especially effortless.

It can withstand jet or hose washing inside and out while the divider wall can be removed completely for more thorough cleaning or maintenance details. As an enhancement, an optional folding clearing shelf can be installed which can also accommodate a garbage holder.


Our integrated technology on the RTS-CT empowers users with simple control systems and rapid access to key information. In simplifying the functionality of the RTS-CT and equipping it with smart technology, staff can better focus on delivery, service and support. Some of the program functions on the RTS-CT include:

• On and Off touch pads

• Three temperature holding cycles with double programming of the hot and cold sides of the RTS CT

• Alternate reading of the temperatures in the hot and cold cavities of the trolley

• Automatic timer (programmable start time)

• Audible alarm at the end of a cycle

• Ventilation cycle

• Sleep Mode (energy saving while not in use)

• Food probing linked to menu items

• Transmission of data for HACCP tracking


Professional food service depends on excellent logistics, preparation and delivery, and at Burlodge we’ve designed the RTS-CT to consistently uphold those standards while handling the daily demands placed upon this equipment.  Keeping hot food hot and cold food cold may seem fundamental, but it’s important to note the quality and consistency of the heat/chill function within RTS CT on the same service tray. Our thermo-convection design ensures the heating and sustained holding of hot food by circulating hot air throughout the oven side of the unit. The cold side uses a forced air circulation system so items remain perfectly refrigerated.

Adaptability is also a great feature of the RTS-CT. With two doors that fold back and open, operators have easy access to both sides of the cart as well as both the hot and cold components on the service tray. As well, any type of dishware can be used, including china, high heat plastics, single use, aluminum or high temperature paper products. Structurally, the RTS-CT is welded inside and out using 304 34 18/10 stainless steel. The vertical air condenser is hidden and does not protrude into the interior, and condensation is evaporated through air flux. Bumpers around the base of the cart protect the RTS-CT and help extend its lifespan.

Quality Construction

  • stainless steel interior and chassis
  •  top and side panels anti-static high impact thermoplastic
  • anti-microbial door latch
  • high density injected insulation throughout
  • wrap around bumper
  • jet washable inside and out

Human Factor Friendly

  • 4 vertical handles
  • optional horizontal handle add-on
  • 15% lighter than previous RTS model
  • easy to maneuver
  • low noise emission
  • removable tray rack cassette optional for easy distribution

Integral Food Safety

  • anti-bacterial door latch
  • jet washable inside and out – rated IP 55
  • water capture system and foot pedal drain release
  • removable ventilation panels (no tools required)
  • disassemble centre wall with no tools
  • frame gaskets easily removed and replaced by hand

The new design of the RTS-CT (Ready to Service-Carbon Tech) has a new high tech exterior design which looks very attractive.  The new light weight doors are constructed of carbon fibre which is extremely durable.  Also, the new handle design is more ergonomically friendly allowing operators of different height to comfortably handle and manoeuvre the cart.