Large-scale catering.

The SelfCookingCenter®
The perfect cooking system for your catering business.

The SelfCookingCenter® can reduce workloads on numerous specialty appliances—such as convection ovens, tilting fryers, boilers, deep-fryers, and steamers—or even replace those appliances entirely. You can use it to grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch, poach, and much more, all within less than 11 ft² (around 1 m²). The SelfCookingCenter® opens up a world of possibilities!

Potential uses:
  • Wonderfully easy, healthy food preparation
  • Unsupervised overnight cooking
  • Finishing® in containers
  • Banquets and buffets
  • Baking like a pro

Serve fresh.
Finishing® in containers.

Finishing® in containers is suitable for more than just serving directly from containers. The system has also proven successful for freeflow systems or other buffet service styles. Here, again, you simply produce food in the SelfCookingCenter® beforehand and store it in containers, chilled and ready to go.

When you need the food, load the containers in rolling batches and use Finishing® to bring them up to serving temperature in just a few minutes. iLevelControl monitors each rack individually, so you’ll always have an eye on things.

Banquets and buffets.
With Finishing®, they’re child’s play.

The SelfCookingCenter® is ideal for running banquets or buffets efficiently, whether they’re for 20 guests or 2,000.

Simply prepare your food in advance, when you have the time. If chilled quickly, food will remain fresh even after several days. For plated service, prepare as many plates as you need and store them chilled in special mobile plate racks. Just before you need the food, use Finishing® to get twenty plates or two thousand ready for service at the same time, with no stress and no need for additional staff.

Unsupervised overnight cooking.
Turn night into day.

Just imagine: you come into the kitchen in the morning, and the roasts are already finished. With the SelfCookingCenter®, that’s no problem.

Overnight cooking saves you time and boosts your capacity. It drastically reduces cooking and trimming losses. Large roasts of all types turn out incomparably beautifully. And a special aging process helps make the meat especially tender and juicy—from the first piece to the last.

Bake like a pro.
Unrivaled quality in no time.

You can use the SelfCookingCenter® to prepare all types of sweet and savory baked goods, knowing you’ll always get bakery-quality results—batch after batch, piece after piece. It is so easy to operate, every product will turn out perfectly the first time around. You can produce up to 400 rolls in just ten minutes. Thanks to iLevelControl, you can even prepare different baked goods in rolling mixed batches, with consistently superior results.

Bakery quality

Bakery quality

Cook safely even on rough seas.
RATIONAL marine models.

Our marine model is perfect for passenger ships as well as naval use. These models are designed with a focus on keeping operators safe and ensuring that all key functions continue to work even on rough seas. RATIONAL marine units are certified by Germanische Lloyd, a globally recognized organization, and fulfill the most stringent USPHS hygiene requirements.

Marine versions are available for all SelfCookingCenter® and CombiMaster® models, and for electric Combi-Duo models.

Against willful damage and vandalism.

RATIONAL security models can be adapted to your individual security needs. Thanks to special features that prevent them from being vandalized or used to commit violence, they are well-suited to prison use. These features range from lockable control panels and cooking cabinet doors to protective door grills and retractable mobile oven-rack handles.

Protective door grill

Protective door grill

"The SelfCookingCenter® is the ideal appliance to meet the challenges in catering: It gives us perfectly uniform results on every tray."

Ismail Ay

Ismail Ay

Head Chef ISS Catering

ISS Catering / Istanbul, Turkey

Our customers.
Success stories from the large-scale catering world.

  • Köket BOLL Cucina - Malmö, Sweden
  • ISS Catering - Istanbul, Turkey

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Find out just how versatile the SelfCookingCenter® can be in catering.

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