K-12 Foodservice.

Nutritious. Delicious. Full of variety.

Food needs to be fun. And healthy.

School foodservice directors are thinking outside the box. Pasta, French fries and pizza are going out of style. Too much fat, too much sugar, too unhealthy. Cafeteria menus are being re-built around vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Because healthy eating leads to healthy growth and development. But the food has to taste great, too. Despite low budgets and a lack of skilled staff. K-12 catering teams need intelligent technology that takes work off their hands, anticipates their needs, and produces the results they want over and over again.

Cook smart: Intelligent cooking systems help you serve tasty, healthy food. Without extra work, extra expenses, extra fuss.

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Ace school meals with RATIONAL.

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Working together for future industry leaders.

iCombi Pro and iVario Pro.

The power to change everything.

That’s a lot to promise. And it sounds paradoxical at first, but it makes sense when you’re using two intelligent cooking systems. Two cooking systems capable of covering more than 90% of all conventional cooking applications. Systems that are intelligent. That have the same simple operating system. That are easy to learn. That were designed with large quantities in mind. That can produce a huge variety of food. That deliver the same great results over and over again. That meet the strictest hygienic requirements.

What do you get out of it? More productivity, more flexibility, more security.

The iCombi Pro.

So your kitchen will be equipped for anything.

Basically, the iCombi Pro only has one job: delivering excellent, identical results reliably, That’s why it’s equipped with so much intelligence - and why it offers such impressive productivity, quality, and simplicity. It detects whether you’re making one chicken breast or 200, and adjusts its own parameters automatically. It helps you optimize your production schedule for speed or energy consumption - so you can have extra batches ready right on time.

The goal: Doing everything possible to help you save time, energy, and raw product.

The iVario Pro.

It's all about power. In every respect.

Intelligent technology boils, pan-fries, and deep-fries in a single unit. Quick, yet precise. Each dish is individual, yet economical. More quality with less staff. The new iVario Pro brings precision, productivity, speed and flexibility - while being cost-effective.

For your kitchen: To help you create “wow” moments quickly and precisely.

Get an A+ in lunch.

With a Jack-of-all-trades in the background.

Fresh, convenience, frozen. Meat, fish, poultry, side dishes. The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro can handle them all. Done to perfection in the blink of an eye. The cooking systems detect the size and condition of the food, and adjust the cooking process accordingly. So your broccoli stays green, your noodles come out al dente, and your turkey burgers have perfect grill marks. Every batch comes out equally delicious. With iProductionManager, you can even prepare different dishes at the same time. And thanks to iZoneControl, you can divide the iVario Pro into up to four zones. Different products, equally great results.

You can count on us: You pick the recipes; the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro will produce delicious, hygienically safe food.

Colourful variety.

Nutritious and delicious.

Colourful, healthy, delicious - this is how school food ought to be. Every day. For every age group. With 95% less fat, up to 40% fewer calories, less food waste, less overproduction, lower operating expenses. And more vitamins, more minerals, more colour, more flavour. That’s why the iCombi Pro offers gentle cooking with 100% fresh steam. That’s why the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro have enough reserve power to keep juice inside meat and preserve valuable nutrients. And that’s why the iVario Pro is so fast that vitamins simply don’t have time to escape.

* compared to conventional cooking technology.

Advantages you’ll enjoy: The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro give you more vitamins without compromising on efficiency or cost.

Minimal food waste.

The less you have, the more you’ll save.

You need large quantities of a variety of food. Tasty, nutritious, not over or under cooked. Without producing unnecessary food waste. Container Finishing makes it a breeze. Prepare your food in advance, for example using Cook & Chill, and then vacuum-seal it or store it refrigerated. That way, you can purchase in bulk and prepare food well in advance. At mealtime, use the iCombi Pro to bring the food up to serving temperature. So you can serve fresh, crisp vegetables that are still full of vitamins. Easily, safely, flexibly. Because you can even get several different products ready at the same time. Without sacrificing quality. Quick and straightforward. Repeat for as many batches as necessary.

Tip: Finishing
Noon. The lunch bell rings. Hungry kids storm the cafeteria. Your window of time is short. This is where Finishing - complete separation of production and service - comes in. Container Finishing is perfect for schools, and can help you efficiently serve tender-crisp vegetables. Prepare food in advance and chill it. When you’re ready to serve, load it into the iCombi Pro and bring it up to temperature at the touch of a button. Totally easy, totally safe. Without sacrificing quality.

How you benefit: Food is always piping-hot. Crisp, fresh. Full of vitamins, full of colour. Less grease. With no overproduction.

More ideas. More efficiency.

Training with RATIONAL.

The controls on the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro are selfexplanatory, so new staff l can master them in no time. RATIONAL chefs will train you and your employees based on your own school menu or one created for you by RATIONAL, so that you’ll get perfect results effortlessly from the very beginning.

For your success

Individual training, motivated staff, happy kids.

Tailor-made concepts.

For a great relationship between kitchens and kids.

Healthy food can be fun, too. With the integration of new ideas, dishes and trends. Which is why it can be helpful to regularly evaluate your concepts, gather input, and try new approaches. For breakfast, lunch, snacks, or catering. And RATIONAL can help with all of the above. We offer knowledge. We offer experience. We offer new ideas. And we’ll always build on what we’ve already achieved together.

What does the future hold?

Plenty of new ideas and concepts to help you drive participation.

So you’ll feel good about your kitchen.

Top marks in hygiene and work safety.

Bending, lifting, carrying... getting burns and bruises... that’s just part of everyday kitchen life. Well, it was. But no longer. Because today’s kitchen is ergonomic, efficient, and easy on staff. RATIONAL observed the foodservice professionals around the world and developed dozens of solutions to help spare their backs, protect them against burns, and make their lives easier and healthier. The iCombi Pro has automatic HACCP documentation and the iCareSystem’s sparkling, hygienic cleanliness; the iVario is fast and easy to clean. The iVario Pro features cool pan walls and rounded corners. And with a 6-point core temperature probe that even detects incorrect insertions, both systems give you the security of knowing that everything’s under control.

Play it safe: The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro meet international safety and hygiene standards. Everything’s documented. So you’ll feel good about your kitchen.

An investment that’s worth it.

For the environment, the future, and your budget.

Let us help you get an idea of the savings you could enjoy by installing one or more iCombi Pro and iVario Pro units. You’ll save a lot of space, for one thing: You can produce the same amount of food in a kitchen up to 60%* smaller. You’ll save investment costs: Having an iCombi Pro and an iVario Pro makes numerous other cooking appliances unnecessary. And you’ll save the environment: The cooking systems use less energy, which means more sustainable production. You’ll also reduce your overproduction, use less fat, and cut your working time. Which adds up to major pluses for the environment as well as your bottom line.

* compared to conventional cooking technology

The bottom line: It saves huge amounts of money. Not to mention energy and water.


Any way you slice it, this investment pays off.

The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro aren’t just intelligent when it comes to cooking. They’re smart savers as well. They save on labor, energy consumption, space, raw materials, and fat, just to name a few. In short: the difference is obvious.

Energy expenses reduced up to 70%*

Short preheating times eliminate the need for stand-by mode. Rolling batches with iProductionManager in the iCombi Pro, zone-specific pan heating with iZoneControl in the iVario Pro - two great energy-saving solutions.

Reduced working time*

Say goodbye to routine activities like turning, checking, and re-adjusting oven temperatures. Save time with the iCombi Pro’s ultra-fast cleaning feature and the super easy-to-clean iVario Pro. Frees up 1–2 hours every day.

30%* less space

Together, the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro can replace up to 90% of all conventional kitchen equipment. Goodbye tilting skillets, kettles, and deep fryers - hello freedom of movement. Or additional retail space.

Reduce raw product use by up to 25%*

The iCombi Pro adjusts its own cooking processes precisely, which reduces cooking and trimming losses. And nothing burns or boils over in the iVario Pro, so no risk of ruined batches. Which cuts your raw product usage by as much as 25%.

*compared to conventional cooking technology

Worth it: It all adds up to an appliance that pays for itself in no time, while making work fun.

Other services


Multiple units, but everything’s still visible at a glance.

Networking is becoming increasingly common in food service. Meal plans, payment systems, purchasing - much of it is digital, coordinated. Just like ConnectedCooking by RATIONAL. Recipe transmission, appliance inspections, HACCP data, software updates, service remote access - our secure networking solution lets you do everything from your desk. On all of your networked units. No matter how far apart schools are from each other. You can access and save HACCP data from all units as well. Developed a new recipe? Send it to the kitchen with a click. All you need is a PC, tablet or smartphone. Standardization has never been easier.

High-performance networking by RATIONAL. You'll always have everything under control.


The beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Great service is what brings the RATIONAL cooking system and your kitchen together. Initial consultation, trial cooking, installation, personalized introductory training, software updates, the ChefLine hotline for individual questions... RATIONAL is with you from start to finish. Or expand your knowledge through Academy RATIONAL. You also can turn to one of RATIONAL’s dealers, who know our cooking systems inside and out - they’ll be glad to help you find the right solution for your kitchen. And if an emergency ever arises, RATIONAL’s worldwide service network will be there in no time.

All with one goal in mind: helping you get the most out of your investment and enjoyment for years to come... and making sure you never run out of ideas.


Don’t just take our word for it - find out for yourself.

Enough theory - time for practice! Nothing’s more convincing than seeing it for yourself. Experience RATIONAL cooking systems up close, see their intelligent features in action, and learn how they can work for you. Register for a in-person, no obligation, cooking event near you online. Call us or send us an email if you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss RATIONAL cooking systems and how they can meet your individual needs.


Ingredients for success.

We expect all of our equipment to be robust enough to withstand heavy use in a professional kitchen - whether it’s a mobile oven rack, a grill and pizza tray, an automatic lifting and lowering arm, or a boiling basket. RATIONAL accessories enable you to enjoy the full spectrum of exceptional features offered by the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro. The right accessories ensure pre-fried convenience products, soups, sauces, chicken, baked goods, and grilled vegetables turn out perfectly every time.

RATIONAL accessories
When it comes to impressive results, well-designed accessories make all the difference.

Model overview.

Which ones are right for you?