Foodservice operators know that one of their most valuable resources is time — and any solution that helps free up employees to manage peak periods is priceless in a busy kitchen. That’s the true benefit of having reliable holding equipment that keeps food ready to serve until it’s needed, giving employees the ability to prepare food ahead of time in anticipation of the coming rush. Our line of holding equipment gives operators the options they need and the quality they expect, whether it’s the precise control of the SmartHold® or the flexibility of our countertop models.

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Henny Penny SmartHold

More Hold Time Means Less Wasted Food

It’s a simple equation: more hold time means less wasted food. With the SmartHold from Henny Penny, you can keep foods moist and ready to serve — without sacrificing freshness or presentation. The secret is SmartHold’s humidity control system that allows you to precisely maintain any humidity level from 10% to 90%. This patented system links water pan heat, fans and ventilation in a closed loop control, giving you the ability to set humidity levels down to one-percent increments.


  • Patented closed loop humidity control that allows operators to maintain any humidity level between 10% and 90%
  • Constant digital humidity/temperature display
  • Separate humidity/temperature set points
  • Quick-response humidity generation
  • Exclusive automatic venting
  • Self-diagnostic system for vent motor, temperature sensor and water pan heater operation
  • Low water warning light
  • Easy to clean and service
  • Programmable countdown timers with single switch start/stop/abort, manual override and power-out memory (5 for half-size models, 15 for full-size models)
  • Sound alert signal
  • Food probe temperature display
  • Large 3-gallon stainless steel recessed heated water pan
  • Proofing mode with lower temperatures of 80-140ºF eliminates need for separate proofing cabinet
  • Fully insulated doors, sidewalls and control module
  • Full perimeter door gasket
  • Self-closing lift-off doors stay open past 90 degrees
  • Magnetic door latch and heavy-duty plated hinges
  • 4 casters (2 locking)
  • Optional hose drain connection
  • Durable, high-quality stainless steel construction, interior and exterior

Henny Penny Heated Holding

Hold Foods Longer

Originally developed to hold large quantities of pressure-fried chicken for long periods without sacrificing freshness or presentation, Henny Penny heated holding cabinets keep practically any menu item hot until it’s ready to serve. Our dual-fan design allows moisture to circulate evenly through the cabinet, utilizing the power of heavy-duty blower motors and ventilated side racks to ensure satisfying results. Our holding cabinets are also energy-efficient — fully insulated with tight-sealing doors that hold heat inside.


  • Dual heavy-duty blower motors
  • Ventilated side racks
  • Removable air ducts for easy cleaning
  • Countdown timer (CDT) module features independent timers, which allow operators to program individual holding times for different items (except on SimpleHold models); full-size units come with 13 independent programmable timers (HHC-900, HC-15), half-size and stacked units come with 5 independent programmable timers (HHC-903, HHC-902, HC-5, SHC-10)
  • Non-CDT models feature electro-magnetic controls, including thermostatic control, dial thermometer, on/off and cycle temperature lights
  • Single switch start/stop/abort, manual override and power-out memory
  • Constant digital temperature display
  • Separate operating time and temperature set points
  • Sound alert signal
  • Food probe calibration
  • Partial pan removal for convenient loading and unloading
  • Fully insulated doors, sidewalls and control module
  • Full-perimeter door gasket
  • Self-closing, lift-off doors stay open past 90 degrees
  • Magnetic door latch and heavy-duty plated hinges
  • Standard 5″ casters (2 locking)
  • Durable, high-quality stainless steel construction, interior and exterior

Countertop/Modular Holding

Compact Holding for Peak Demand

Henny Penny’s countertop holding cabinets provide compact environments for keeping a wide range of cooked foods at safe temperatures prior to serving. Designed to promote an uninterrupted workflow, this convenient configuration keeps items accessible for servers while features like the crumb/drip tray make cleanup quick and easy. As with all Henny Penny holding cabinets, this modular model gives operators the ability to cook in quantity ahead of time and serve on demand during peak periods. And with features like fully insulated, tight-sealing doors and positive drawer closure, efficiency and heat retention are maximized, saving energy and money.


  • Wire basket inserts allow for even convection airflow
  • Fully insulated cabinet
  • Single piece welded drawer and liner
  • Recessed drawer handles
  • Snug-fitting drawers on tough, low-friction Rulon bearings
  • Positive drawer closure
  • High-temperature drawer gasket
  • Adjustable leveling feet
  • Durable welded stainless steel construction

Model-Specific Features

  • MP-941 models are single-drawer, modular units that can be placed on countertops, side by side or stacked, or mounted under countertops.
  • MP-942/943/944 models are multi-drawer units that create separate side-by-side holding environments, each one independently programmable. Unique features of these models include single digital temperature display, electronic temperature control with four-digit display, built-in digital clock, programmable temperature input with lock, choice of right- or left-side control panel (MP-941 right side only), slide vent humidity control for each drawer, adjustable leveling feet (available on MP-941 only), single and 3-drawer units with rear-mounted power cords, and 2- and 4-drawer units with side-mounted power cords.

We also offer an assortment of bun warmers and counter display warmers. For specific details on these products, please refer to the relevant product data sheets to the side of this page.