Corporate Catering.

Production without compromise.

Time.

A resource no one can afford to waste.

Employee dining rooms, hospitals, retirement communities, event catering - different customers, different menus, but they all involve the same challenges: trained staff shortages, standardization, flexible meal times, special diets, budgetary pressures. At the same time, meals need to be creative, fresh, balanced, and innovative. Which means the kitchen equipment has to be flexible and durable enough to keep up. And produce food intelligently. With systems that learn, anticipate, plan, and remember. Systems that do a lot, but take up very little space. Like the dynamic duo of the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro.

The goal: More productivity, more flexibility. Without sacrificing quality.

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.

How you benefit: More productivity, more flexibility, more security.

RATIONAL Live: Clubs.

Monday, October 30, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CT.

At any given time, a country club’s kitchen can serve any number of purposes. Catering a big wedding and need all plates to be ready to serve at moments notice? Cooking a brunch that needs constant replenishment with hot and fresh foods? What about lunch and dinner mainstays? All these examples need to be met by your kitchen, and the equipment you use can make or break your club’s reputation and success.

Join us for a live cooking demonstration webinar on Monday, October 30, tailored for chefs, general managers, and other key decision-makers in the club industry who are keen to explore the benefits of RATIONAL’s intelligent cooking.

Hosted by our expert Culinary team, this webinar will feature a live cooking demonstration aimed at showcasing how country club kitchens are revolutionizing their foodservice programs and tackling staffing challenges through the use of the iCombi Pro and iVario Pro. Attendees will gain firsthand insights, ideas for their own kitchens, as well as an opportunity to have questions answered.

Who Should Attend: The event is ideal for executive chefs, food and beverage directors, general managers, culinary team members, or any other decision maker in the club industry.

What to Expect: The RATIONAL Culinary team will prepare a range of club favorites and innovative dishes live, demonstrating how intelligent kitchen equipment like the iCombi Pro and iVario Pro can transform your approach to cooking and kitchen management. The event will cover how you can:

  • Elevate your club’s foodservice program
  • Streamline kitchen operations
  • Host unforgettable events

Menu:

  • Prime rib, demonstrating overnight cooking in the iCombi Pro
  • Steaks and vegetables, demonstrating grilling in the iCombi Pro
  • Pasta w/ pappardelle and Bolognese, demonstrating boiling and sauce making in the iVario Pro
  • Crème brûlée, demonstrating deserts made in the iVario Pro
  • Finishing demonstration in the iCombi Pro
Register today to discover what RATIONAL cooking systems can do to elevate your club's foodservice program.

Featured chefs:

William “Billy” Buck

Vice President Culinary
RATIONAL USA

Brandon Harpster

Corporate Chef Central Region
RATIONAL USA

An experienced team.

They share the workload.

Buffet, menu, free flow - non-commercial food service is diverse and demanding. Plus snacks, salads, pizza. All opportunities for positive customer experiences. Which is what makes organized, effective mise en place so important. With cooking systems that have identical control systems for ease of use, that handle routine tasks, that consistently produce quality results, and that work intelligently. Like the iVario Pro - for pasta, stews, and sauces, for example. It offers extraordinary precision: no burning, no boiling over. Or the iCombi Pro for casseroles, chicken, and vegetables. And with ConnectedCooking, you can even operate your cooking systems while you’re on the go.

The result: Great productivity, great results. No matter who’s using the cooking systems.

Impressive.

The capabilities of intelligent kitchens.

Fresh, convenience, frozen. Meat, fish, poultry, sides, desserts. Cook & Chill, Cook & Hold, Cook & Serve. For a hundred people or several thousand. The iCombi Pro 20-full size can handle up to 160 servings of chicken cordon bleu in a single load. And they’ll all turn out perfectly browned. Using less oil than you’d need with conventional cooking appliances. And the iVario Pro XL can sear 45 lb of meat at once. Delicious seared flavor, minimal cooking losses. Done to perfection in the blink of an eye. Incomparably delicious results you can repeat over and over again.

What’s the secret? The iCookingSuite, the cooking intelligence in both cooking systems that detects the quantity, size, browning, and condition of the food, and adjusts cooking parameters accordingly. So your broccoli stays crisp, green, and full of vitamins, while your turkey burgers come out juicy inside, with perfect grill marks outside. And extra batches are just as easy: the iCombi Pro can produce several different foods at once, and the iVario Pro can be divided into up to four zones. Different products, equally great results.

Standardization
Both cooking systems let you store your own tried-and-true intelligent cooking paths, so you can access them at any time. Connect your iCombi Pro or iVario Pro to ConnectedCooking, transfer your cooking paths to other units with just a click, and get the same high-quality results anywhere on the network. No matter who’s operating the cooking system. No matter where the cooking system is located.

Modern production: Quality in quantity. Easy to produce. Again and again.

Health and well-being.

Nutritious and delicious..

Colorful, healthy, delicious - this is how commercial catering should be. Every day. For any special request. With 95% less fat, up to 40% fewer calories, less food waste, less overproduction, lower operating expenses. And more vitamins, more minerals, more color, more flavor. 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: With the iCombi Pro, you’ll enjoy additional efficiency and cost savings without having to compromise on quality.

New ideas.

Impress your guests - time and time again.

In the foodservice industry, if you don’t have a leg up on the competition today, you might not have guests tomorrow. Which makes it that much more important to regularly evaluate your concepts, generate input, and implement new ideas. That goes for everything from the cafeteria ambiance to the service format to the menu plan. And RATIONAL can help with all of the above. We offer expertise. We offer experience. We offer new ideas. And, of course, we offer cooking systems that adapt to changes, that know international recipes, and that cover 90% of all standard cooking applications. A food trend these two can’t handle? Not likely.

Stay flexible. Implement new ideas and concepts. With two cooking systems that can do practically everything.

Minimal food waste.

The less you waste, 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. 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.

How you benefit: Food is always piping-hot. Crisp, fresh. Full of nutrients and color. With no overproduction.

Sustainability.

Good for the environment, better for your bottom line.

Sustainability conserves resources and saves money. Here at RATIONAL, energy-efficient production and logistics, recycling and raising the bar for energy conservation are all par for the course. With the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro, sustainability will become just as self-evident in your kitchen: compared to conventional kitchen equipment, you’ll save energy, reduce your raw materials usage, and decrease your overproduction, all while preparing healthier food.

For a healthier planet: Cook more nutritious meals while reducing your environmental impact.

Cost-effectiveness.

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.

Up to 70% lower energy costs*

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.

Requires 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.

Use up to 25% less raw materials*

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 materials usage by up to 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.

Hygienic and ergonomic.

So you’ll feel good about your kitchen.

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 chefs of 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.

Keep an eye on everything.
ConnectedCooking, RATIONAL’s online platform, helps you play it safe: Automatic HACCP documentation, unit checks, software updates – all managed right from your desk. Developed a new recipe? Send it to the kitchen with a click. All you need is a PC, a smartphone, or a tablet.

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.

The iCombi Pro.

So your kitchen will be equipped for anything.
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When it comes down to it, the iCombi Pro only has one job: reliably delivering the same great results every single time. 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 20 or 200 steaks, and adjusts its own parameters automatically. It helps you optimize your production schedule for speed or energy consumption - to keep your buffet filled perfectly, for example.

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

The iVario Pro.

It’s about performance. In every respect.
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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.

ServicePlus.

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.

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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.

RATIONAL CookingLive.

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

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. Live and at no obligation - right in your area. Call us or send us an email if you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss how RATIONAL cooking systems can meet your culinary needs.

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