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Finishing®
With the SelfCookingCenter®

Precook – cool – plate – Finishing®
Keeping food hot is a thing of the past.

Offering food of consistently high quality, regardless of how much of a rush there is at the restaurant or hot food counter, is one of the greatest challenges in the kitchen.

Many foods are therefore kept warm. However, the longer they are kept warm, the more quality they lose. Nutrients are lost, vegetables lose colour and meat becomes tough. Finishing® with the SelfCookingCenter® does away once and for all with the need to keep food warm. Regardless of whether it's 1, 5, 20 or several thousands of meals, with Finishing® food is perfectly prepared without the stress and hectic rush.

Perfect results every time!

You start with the mise en place of all the required food when you have the time to do it, in the morning, the afternoon or even a few days beforehand. There is no need for expensive temporary staff and overtime. Immediately after production in the SelfCookingCenter®, the foods are chilled which prevents unwanted additional cooking. The quality of the food remains at the highest level. Shortly before service, needs-based Finishing® in the RATIONAL SelfCookingCenter® will finish the dishes to perfection. What better recommendation than a satisfied customer?

Finishing® with dew point control.
With the SelfCookingCenter®

Not only do all plates and dishes look good after Finishing®, but the food tastes as if freshly cooked.

This is made possible by the precise distribution of heat and humidity in the cooking cabinet together with RATIONAL dew point control. It forms a protective film of microscopic water droplets which turns into a second skin over the food, protecting it from drying out.

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Finishing® in à la carte.
This is how you can master rush hour.

Finishing® in the SelfCookingCenter® is the perfect solution for your à la carte. For example, you can serve up to 150 meals with only two kitchen staff, without the stress or hectic rush, simply at the push of a button.

The dishes from your menu that have been prepared in advance are chilled and ready. Only when the order comes in is the food served on the plate cold. The food is given the Finishing® treatment in the SelfCookingCenter®.

You can also prepare pan-fried foods, for example, à la minute and add the side dishes completed in Finishing®. The sauce and garnish are added prior to serving.

Overview of advantages:
  • À la carte without stress and hectic rush
  • Many dishes with low staff expenditure
  • Consistently high food quality
  • No pools of condensation on the plates and foods do not dry out
  • Super easy room service

Fresh on the table.
Overview with iLevelControl.

Finishing® has cooked the food to perfection and it comes fresh to table on hot plates. From plating to serving the ready-to-serve plate, you will only need 8 minutes per batch - your customers will be impressed by the quality. With RATIONAL iLevelControl, you can retain your composure even during rush hour service. Every plate is monitored. iLevelControl will automatically signal once the relevant plate is ready. Everything is finished to perfection with Finishing®.

Finishing® for banqueting.
The key to an attractive addition to the business.

Effortlessly mastering banquets in addition to normal service is only a question of organisation. Your SelfCookingCenter® will help you with Finishing® plated banqueting. Whether you are catering for 10 or 1,000 customers in a plated service.

Plate the plates cold in accordance with the anticipated number of customers and store them chilled in the special mobile plate racks, whenever you have time to do it.

Overview of advantages:
  • Master events without any impact on à la carte
  • Significantly lower staff expenditure for events
  • Sufficient food quantity with prepared plates
  • Flexible response to delays
  • Excellent food quality, every plate is the same

Stay flexible.
Preparation at the desired time.

The RATIONAL Thermocover offers you maximum flexibility. It keeps food in the mobile plate rack hot for service for up to 20 minutes. This gives you the necessary flexibility to respond to the usual time delays often encountered when organising events.

"With RATIONAL we serve more than 450 plates in only 15 minutes. Every dish looks like the other and the quality is excellent."

Matias Martinez

Matias Martinez

Executive Chef

Banyan Tree Macau Hotel / Galaxy Macau, China

Finishing® for buffets.
Top quality foods regardless of volumes.

Finishing® is always ideal if you want to offer food variety in large quantities and with top quality.

Until now, food needed to be kept hot resulting in quality losses, which Finishing® puts a stop to completely. With skillful procurement and by menu design, you can significantly reduce your cost of goods, as the pre-produced foods can also be stored for several days in the cool room - and for even longer periods when vacuum-packed.

Overview of advantages:
  • No over-production
  • Excellent food quality
  • Planning reliability for service
  • Significant cost advantages through procurement-optimised production
  • 100 % HACCP safety

Fresh on the table.
Perfectly finished with Finishing®

The foods pre-produced in the SelfCookingCenter® are prepared in containers for Finishing®. When you require the foods, you can finish them as needed for service. Foods are quickly prepared with Finishing® which ensures consistently hot food on the counter.

Every Finishing® is different. Fully automatically, Finishing® will adjust to the requirements of the relevant food, but the quality remains at the highest level at all times. With Finishing® you prepare only precisely the quantities that you need for service. This cuts costs of over-production completely.

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Always:
100% hygiene safety.

With the SelfCookingCenter®, you will be able to prove the hygiene levels of your food at all times. HACCP data is automatically stored for up to 10 days, and can be called up at any time at the push of a button.

Accessories for Finishing®
The RATIONAL Finishing® system.

Finishing® with the SelfCookingCenter® does away once and for all with the need to keep food warm. Regardless of whether it's 1, 5, 20 or several thousands of meals, with Finishing® food is perfectly prepared without the stress and hectic rush.

It is only by using original RATIONAL accessories that you will be able to use all the features of the SelfCookingCenter®. Even special Finishing® applications will always succeed exactly how you want them.

Original RATIONAL accessories are specially matched to your RATIONAL unit.

Overview of advantages:
  • Quick and easy loading and unloading
  • Easy food transportation
  • Meals can be "parked hot" for up to 20 minutes
  • Hygienic safety

Thermocover.

The RATIONAL Thermocover stands out with its outstanding insulation properties.

Special magnetic strip seals make for quick and easy handling and hygienic safety.

Thermocover

Thermocover

Mobile plate racks and transport trolleys.

Up to 120 plates up to 31 cm in diameter can be stored ready for Finishing® in special mobile plate racks. The free accessibility and low height of the mobile plate racks of less than 1.60 m allow for quick and ergonomic loading and unloading on all four sides.

Simple transportation of foods is achieved by way of the narrow structure and the large and quiet tandem castors. The mobile plate rack can easily roll over even larger bumps. With the RATIONAL Thermocover dishes can be "parked hot" for up to 20 minutes after Finishing®, which is enough time for Finishing® additional mobile plate racks and to move them to the service station.

Mobile plate rack capacity

Product size 15/20 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 61
Size of event
(persons)
15/20
30/40
45/60
Mobile plate
rack
1
2
3
Thermocover 1
2
3
Transport trolley 1
2
3
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
32/25
32/25
32/25
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
72/53
72/53
72/53
Product size 24/34 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 62
Size of event
(persons)
24/34
48/68
72/102
Mobile plate
rack
1
2
3
Thermocover 1
2
3
Transport trolley 1
2
3
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
40/32
40/32
40/32
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
82/63
82/63
82/63
Product size 26/32 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 101
Size of event
(persons)
52/64
78/96
104/128
Mobile plate
rack
2
3
4
Thermocover 2
3
4
Transport trolley 2
3
4
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
32/25
32/25
32/25
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
70/53
70/53
70/53
Product size 42/52 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 102
Size of event
(persons)
82/105
126/156
168/208
Mobile plate
rack
2
3
4
Thermocover 2
3
4
Transport trolley 2
3
4
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
40/32
40/32
40/32
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
82/65
82/65
82/65
Product size 50/60 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 201
Size of event
(persons)
100/120
150/180
200/240
Mobile plate
rack
2
3
4
Thermocover 2
3
4
Transport trolley 2
3
4
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
32/25
32/25
32/25
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
70/55
70/55
70/55
Product size 84/100/120 plates* with
SelfCookingCenter® 202
Size of event
(persons)
168/200/240
252/300/360
336/400/480
Mobile plate
rack
2
3
4
Thermocover 2
3
4
Transport trolley 2
3
4
Maximum
Height of plate
in mm
40/32/25
40/32/25
40/32/25
Maximum
Height of the dish
in mm
82/68/55
82/68/55
82/68/55

* Plate size up to 31 cm diameter.

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