Rational has revealed that its stand at this year’s HRC trade show (formerly Hotelympia) will be its biggest yet.
On 3-5 March at London’s ExCeL, the combi oven manufacturer will be showcasing its VarioCookingCenter and SelfCookingCenter appliances on stand P311.
The company will also be providing opportunities to see how its connected cooking works. Rational’s ConnectedCooking, which can be particularly beneficial to operations with multiple units, allows users to link their VarioCookingCenters or SelfCookingCenters to a network, and monitor operation over the internet.
The ConnectedCooking system and the online app allows access to a collection of how-to videos, tricks and tips from professional chefs and a recipe library. Caterers can also check on overnight cooking processes from home, managers can check on operational efficiency of multiple units, maintenance engineers can check a unit’s status.
Another focus on stand will be the range of Rational accessories, showing how they can bring new cooking methods to the menu. These will include the UltraVent Plus hood option, suitable for sites which face ventilation or extraction challenges.
The firm will be showing its combi oven Finishing System, including the Thermocover which is employed predominantly in banqueting and events. Used in conjunction with Rational’s mobile food trolleys, the Thermocover should allows plated meals that have been pre-prepared and finished in the SelfCookingCenter to stay at the optimum temperature for up to 20 minutes after finishing.
The Rational stand is located at the main entrance of the event’s Professional Kitchen Show (PKS).
There will be live cooking demonstrations throughout the 3-day show using a selection of models from both the Rational VarioCookingCenter and SelfCookingCenter range of appliances. Rational’s chefs will cook throughout the day, with breakfast, lunch, and main dinner samples plus a variety of sweet and savoury offerings. Appliance cleaning will also get its own demo.
This year there will be 10 SelfCookingCenters as on the Craft Guild of Chefs Competition stage, an integral part of the Salon Culinaire, the UK’s largest chef competition programme. Kevin Clark, Rational regional sales manager, will be part of the panel of judges for the live cooking competitions.
Rational is also sponsoring the 2020 Sodexo Chef of the Year event, including all the heats and the final, which is to be held at the HRC show this year.
Plus a SelfCookingCenter will also have a starring role on the Staff Canteen Live Stage. Guest chefs will be invited to use the combi oven during their individual cooking demonstrations.