Food concept, production concept, implementation concept, training concept, operational support – all from a single source. Because cooking isn’t just about heating up food. It has to be more. It has to be flexible, fast, and full of great-quality and great-tasting food of all varieties. With almost 50 years of experience in kitchens of all sizes throughout Europe, America, and Asia, the specialists at RATIONAL have seen it all - and soon, that will include your ghost kitchen too.
One or more locations? Production and satellite kitchens? Under or over 2,000 meals a day? With or without on-site specialists? Asian, European, or American cuisine? Or all of them at once? In-house brand or licensed brands? We ask all of these introductory questions with one goal in mind: To make your kitchens, and thus your production, as flexible and efficient as possible.
The technology, the kitchen, the food concept - in order to turn kitchen equipment into a successful ghost kitchen, they all have to align. That’s why RATIONAL experts work with you to analyze your current kitchen situation, draw up an optimization concept, organize your production and train your staff, to make sure things run better than ever before. So that you and your team can work more easily and more efficiently. And inspire your customers with outstanding food quality.
All you've got is a room. Or several rooms. And what you need now is an idea of what your future kitchens might look like. Who will stand where? Who can do what? Who will have what responsibilities? And that’s exactly where the experts at RATIONAL can help you. Whether the premises are still in the planning stage, or the space is already available. You'll have a concrete vision of what your finished kitchen will look like.
The restaurant kitchen
Your own individual brand with a single menu. With the same layout as a regular restaurant, minus the seating area and only offering food for delivery. The equipment is equivalent to a restaurant kitchen.
The shared kitchen
Several of your brands in one kitchen; combines the typical layout of two or three kitchens into one shared kitchen, with various multifunctional and conventional equipment shared between brands; no dining area. All brands belong to one company.
The flexible central kitchen
Central production kitchens to supply your satellites. Can also be perfect for supplying food trucks or other mobile solutions used only to serve food.
The lessor/KaaS (Kitchen as a Service)
Fitted-out, shared spaces designed so that each brand can complete it’s own kitchen. The only shared areas include the dishwashing station, storage, etc. Shared kitchen-prep space is sometimes provided.
The multifunctional service provider
A single operator runs multiple proprietary and independent brands in one shared kitchen with multiple production stations. Highest flexibility per location, best utilization of staff and equipment.
Within less than 11 square feet, the iCombi Pro demonstrates everything that can be done with the combination of heat and steam. Cooking, roasting, grilling, steaming, baking. For 200 or 2,000 orders. Thanks to its cooking intelligence and climate management, everything happens automatically and precisely, even when you're preparing different foods at the same time. Even new or temporary staff can use it. With no checking or monitoring required. For 24 hours. At the touch of a button.
Intelligent technology that boils, pan-fries, and deep-fries in one cooking system. Which means it replaces many individual appliances such as tilting skillets, kettles, and deep fryers. This saves space, reduces investment costs, and guarantees outstanding food quality. For a few meals or many. In production kitchens or satellite kitchens. With precision, productivity, speed and flexibility.
Nobody can afford failure. That’s why RATIONAL works worldwide with certified service partners who will be on the scene quickly if worst ever comes to worst. And who offer you tailor-made maintenance and service packages.
In selected countries, RATIONAL works together with international financing experts to offer you attractive leasing models. Each offer is individual. Each offer is tailored precisely to your wishes and needs.
Not only does the iCombi Pro and iVario cook intelligently, they also save intelligently. These cooking systems save on energy, labor and time, space requirements, and raw materials. In short, the results are impressive.
Short preheating times eliminate the need for standby mode. Rolling loads with the iProductionManager in the iCombi Pro and zoned heating of the pan with iZoneControl in the iVario Pro also save energy.
It eliminates the need for routine tasks such as turning, checking and readjustment. Ultrafast cleaning in the iCombi Pro and super easy cleaning in the iVario Pro save time. Which means 1–2 hours of extra free time per day.
Together, the iCombi Pro and iVario Pro replace approx. 90% of conventional cooking equipment. So out with the tilting skillet, the kettle, and the deep-fat fryer – and in with freedom of movement. Or additional shop space.
The iCombi Pro sensitively adjusts its cooking processes, which reduces cooking and trimming losses. Nothing burns in the iVario Pro, and nothing boils over. This results in almost no loss at all. Together, this cuts raw materials consumption by up to 25%.