World Cup chef picks Rational

Germany’s winning team had SelfCookingCenters at the heart of the kitchen

Top German chef Holger Stromberg, of Munich restaurant Kutchiin, spent six weeks catering for the German national football team in Brazil. From morning until often late at night he looked after 65 players, coaches, physiotherapists and doctors supporting the team. His most reliable assistant in the kitchen: Rational.

"When I found a Rational at the venue, it was like a little piece of home for me,” he said, a few days after his return from Brazil. 

In Campo Bahia, the German team's base in Brazil, he supervised the kitchen planning process for months in advance of the World Cup. For him, it was clear from the start that Rational had to be a part of the kitchen concept.

"It was important, because the catering team on site consisted of very young and sometimes untrained chefs," he said.  "We have dietary guidelines, worked out with the coaching staff, covering how the national team likes to eat and what's good for them. Only the best will do.  Having Rational combi steamers on our side made coping with everything very easy."

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World Cup chef picks Rational – Aug-14

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The latest Rational SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses includes:

  • HiDensityControl uses patented dynamic air mixing technology, which precisely controls the speed of the unit’s fan to channel the heat and humidity to exactly where it is needed.  This not only delivers outstanding cooking quality, but also allows chefs to maximise output, since they can load more food into the same size cooking cabinet.  It also reduces energy consumption and cuts production time compared to previous models. 
  • iLevelControl tells the user which different foods can be cooked together at the same time and intelligently controls the cooking time for each rack.  It means that everything is cooked to perfection, every time. 
  • iCookingControl regulates the cooking processes – even the most complex of cooking routines can be initiated at the touch of a button, thanks to the simple control system. However, numerous new cooking options allow chefs to adjust the cooking process according to their own recipes.   They always know exactly what’s going on, since they can see the status of the cooking process via the control panel.  This means no more time-consuming routine tasks, such as monitoring food, and more time for essentials such as creativity.
  • Efficient CareControl further enhances efficiency by detecting the build up of cooking residues in the SelfCookingCenter and always suggesting the appropriate cleaning level. This saves up to 40% in terms of energy, water and chemicals.


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Rational invented combi-steaming in 1976. Now the company’s new SelfCookingCenter® is the world’s first commercial oven that takes over the whole cooking process, allowing the chef to get on with more important things, like creativity, presentation and quality control. The chef simply tells the oven what the food is – the SelfCookingCenter® does the rest. The oven will cook the food exactly how chef wants it, even with ‘low temperature’ cooking overnight. And it cooks up to 15% faster than conventional combi-steamers, saving time and money.