Diversification, making the most of it.

Turning your restaurant into a delivery service.

During these adverse times with the Covid-19 virus now prevalent, some foodservice customers are venturing out on a new path, for example turning their restaurant into a home delivery service for their customers’ favourite dishes.

“Many of our customers have reacted quickly and flexibly to the new situation,” says Adam Knights, Marketing Director UK at ceda Platinum Partner, Rational. “Their kitchen equipment can support them with this.” With the SelfCookingCenter combi-steamer, chefs can grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch or poach. It provides the help any kitchen team would wish for; it cooks quickly, is easy to use, provides the specified food quality, whilst saving money, time and energy. The unit enables chefs to quickly react to any changes, for example regarding the dishes on offer, without having to change their kitchen equipment.

Changing to a delivery service means different working hours. People who are now at home are not dependant on certain times of the day. Restaurants should adapt to this and be able to deliver fresh food even at 11 o’clock at night. Knights explains further: “Using the SelfCookingCenter you are able to conveniently pre-produce and finish preparing the required amount of food as needed ready for delivery.” Dishes are arranged on a plate or a take-away box and brought to serving temperature in the SelfCookingCenter.

The process is easy, as pre-production shows. The unit offers intelligent solutions: the SelfCookingCenter features cooking processes which run overnight, such as for large roasts or braised dishes. The chef loads the meat into the unit in the evening to find a perfectly tender roast the next morning, it’s then chilled and finished to order.

With Efficient CareControl, the combi-steamer will automatically clean and descale itself and also do this unsupervised overnight and will always keep the unit hygienically clean and perfectly maintained. “These processes save time and manpower,” explains Knights. An important competitive advantage, especially when more and more people are absent from work due to sickness and additional cover is needed fast. Just because the restaurant’s door has to remain closed, this doesn’t have to mean the kitchen does.

Operators can be rest assured that as far as it is practicable it is business as usual with Rational, offering next day delivery and installation on the full range of their equipment. The market leading catering equipment manufacturer has UK based stock and production continues at its German headquarters. Operators can find their local accredited DEAL dealer partner on the website: rational-online.com

The national network of accredited Rational Service Partners are working as normal during this current situation. They have conducted their own individual Covid-19 risk assessments and have taken necessary precautions to protect their staff and customers. Customers can contact a local RATIONAL Service Partner directly to arrange service work. Find your local Service Partner on the website: rational-online.com

Customers with questions on preparation methods, settings and cooking paths, are welcome to contact ChefLine: 07743 389863 and speak with a Rational chef who can advise on the cooking systems.

Customers wishing to find out how Rational appliances can help support their business contact +44 1582 480388