Rational says that current labour challenges facing commercial kitchens underline the vital role that intelligent foodservice equipment has to play in simplifying operations.
With kitchens struggling to recruit back-of-house staff, the combi oven manufacturer has increased its focus on how technology can alleviate pressures in its training programmes.
“We want to ensure that operators with our intelligent cooking systems can exploit this key benefit,” said Adam Knights, marketing director of Rational UK.
“By developing cooking systems with this level of intelligence, Rational has created a solution for many of the problems we will face in the post-pandemic, post-Brexit world – especially the need to be more productive with fewer people.”
Rational said its iCookingSuite technology was really coming into its own in the current environment as it gives the systems the ability to take over the cooking process, letting chefs get on with other tasks.
It can recognise the food’s weight, size and condition and it will automatically adjust cooking parameters to ensure chef gets the best possible results.
“Chefs can rely on the iCookingSuite to assess, monitor and complete cooking processes – tasks that would have taken up the time of one or more members of the kitchen brigade team in the past,” said Knights.
He added: “Staff turnover can mean that the knowledge gained during training is lost, and that our customers revert to manual operation instead of taking advantage of the intelligent cooking systems.
“To avoid them having to do that we are offering continuous training, so customers can carry on operating the cooking systems to their maximum potential.”