You are taking a previously cooked TCS food from the cooler for immediate service to a guest. As long as the food was cooked and cooled correctly, to what temperature must the food be reheated before being served?
As long as the previously cooked TCS food was cooked and cooled correctly, it can be immediately served to a guest at any temperature. However, if the previously cooked TCS food will be hot-held for service (not immediately served) it must be reheated to 165°F within 2 hours of its removal from the cooler. Then it should be hot-held at 135°F as usual. Also, a new dish that contains previously cooked TCS food as an ingredient should be cooked to 165°F for 15 seconds.