ConnectedCooking by Rational – The Platform for Digital Kitchen Management

With ConnectedCooking from ceda Platinum Partner, Rational, networking has arrived in the professional kitchen. Free services for asset, hygiene, quality and recipe management simplify the processes in the kitchen and bring even more safety and efficiency. With the introduction of the new user interface, the specialist for thermal food preparation makes digital access even easier.

Menus, payment systems, purchasing and orders – more and more areas in the professional kitchen are becoming digital. With ConnectedCooking the Rational iCombi Pro, iCombi Classic and iVario cooking systems will become part of the in-house network. Even the start page is an indication on how clear and well-structured the cloud-based networking solution is. Simon Lohse, Managing Director, Rational UK & Ireland explains, “This means that many tasks can be completed easily, regardless of where the cooking systems are located.” With asset management, for example, the user has an immediate overview of what is happening, can intervene with the coooking systems if necessary, thus significantly minimising inspection work.

Lohse continues, “Hygiene is a sensitive issue, which is why we have set high standards for ConnectedCooking in in particular for this area. The HACCP documentation is now digitised, can be saved and downloaded as a table or PDF file. This means that at least part of the obligation to provide proof is in good hands.”

As a third pillar, ConnectedCooking has an extensive recipe management system. This includes a shared library with international recipes, the administration and rolling out of operators individual cooking programs as well as the creation and submission of their own recipes to the shared library. ConnectedCooking thus proves to be a source of inspiration for professional kitchens. According to Rational, all three areas are being continuously expanded.