A cooler is disclosed having a plurality of plate shelves, an accessory
tray and a screw on lid with carrying handle. The container is cylindrical
in shape and sized to accept a standard nine (9) inch to ten and one-half
(10 1/2) inch diameter dinner plate in a level, upright position on one or
more shelves. The first shelf is the floor of the cooler which has a
raised rim along its perimeter for accepting a standard shaped plate with
a circular border rim and concave center. The second shelf is comprised of
a protruding rim inside the cooler upon which another plate may rest.
Alternatively, the accessory tray may rest on the second shelf The
accessory tray is molded to fit upon the protruding rim inside the cooler.
The accessory tray has compartments for securing cans or bottles
containing beverages so that they will not roll about, compartments for
silverware and space for additional food items such as condiments. The
accessory tray has a handle that extends upward from the center of the
tray for lifting of the tray. The underside of the accessory tray has
compartments for attachment of a gelpack. The gelpack is secured to the
underside of the accessory tray with a twist-on threaded attachment
system. Finally, the cooler has a lid with a folding handle. The lid
twists on securely to the container. In an alternative embodiment, the
cooler has a detachable bottom section secured by threaded attachment to
allow carrying of one part of the cooler at a time.