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iCombi and iVario.
The perfect cooking systems for K-12 schools.

While the national debate on school nutrition requirements continues, one thing is certain: the importance of healthy meals for students. Many students depend on school prepared meals for lunch and increasingly breakfast, snacks and dinner.

For over 20 years, RATIONAL has worked with schools and school districts across the country to ensure foodservice operations meet federal requirements, maximize budgets, and make meals that increase lunch and breakfast program participation.

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We support our #SchoolLunchHeros.

Back to school with RATIONAL. This year is different than previous years and we want to make sure that you have everything you need to feed your schools and communities. Whether you are back to school full-time or trying to prepare to-go meals, RATIONAL is here to support your needs, whatever they may be.

Special school promotion:

Up to 20 CombiFry baskets for free!

Use your CombiFry baskets to prepare large quantities of prepared foods such as french fries and tater tots without additional fat.

K-12 foodservice.

Offer kids nutritious and delicious budget-friendly meals.
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Whitepaper.
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K-12 foodservice professionals have one of the toughest tasks – providing healthy school meals that appeal to students on an incredibly tight budget. Many are finding inventive ways to do this.

Keeping kids healthy for less.
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Bridgeton Public Schools.
Customer success story.

The nine schools in Bridgeton have an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Assistant Director of Food Services, Jacqueline Mermer has managed to operate her kitchens more efficiently, deliver superior results and reduce waste.

Read how.
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Recipes.
World’s best grilled cheese.

A lunchroom favorite that kids always enjoy.

Download recipe here.
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Trends and challenges impacting K-12 schools.
A quick glance.

Take a look at how combi technology can help foodservice directors overcome every day obstacles.

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School catering.

Top marks on a small budget.
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Whitepaper.
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Curious about what’s trending in K-12 school foodservice? Wonder no more! From The Breakfast After the Bell Program to flavor stations, we have the latest trends that will inspire you to invigorate your menu.

Top five K-12 school foodservice trends.
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Roswell Independent School District.
Customer success story.

From breakfast in the classrooms to an eclectic mix of meals that continually evolves, Roswell ISD is finding innovative ways to offer students healthy, yet tasty, meal options throughout the day.

Read how.
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Whitepaper.
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Learn how celebrity chefs are applying their talents to one of foodservice’s toughest challenges— serving a tasty meal for $1.25.

Star quality in school kitchens.
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Evanston Township High School.
Customer success story.

Find out how quickly and efficiently Evanston Township High School prepares thousands of meals for school students and faculty daily using the VarioCookingCenter®.

Read how.