Rational announces winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award

NHS Hospital, Wales win a brand new iCombi Pro.

Rational, a ceda Platinum Partner and market leader in hot food preparation catering equipment are delighted to announce the winner of their Lifetime Achievement Award competition. The competition celebrates Rational‘s 50th anniversary, where the search was on for the oldest Rational combi-steamer in use in the UK and Ireland.

“We are very excited to be the winners of the competition. After many year’s of using Rational combi-steamers, we are looking forward to expanding our catering operation with the new intelligent iCombi Pro.” says Lorna McCarthy, Officer for Facilities at Cwm Taff Morgannwg University Health Board.

Lorna entered the Rational competition with the winning oldest Rational combi-steamer, a very impressive 32 year old Combi-Dämpfer model, manufactured in February 1991.The vintage appliance, is in daily use for the hospital catering needs, alongside an additional two Rational combi-steamers, coming in slightly ‘younger’ at 30 and 22 years old.

On visiting Lorna to deliver the exciting news, Alan Higginson, Regional Sales Manager at Rational UK, commented “I was blown away by the pristine condition of the winning cooking system, it’s in full working order despite delivering consistently high quality hospital meals for over 30 years.”

Arrangements are now in place for the installation of their new iCombi Pro 6/1-1 model, adding to the hospital‘s collection of Rational cooking systems.

The competition, celebrating Rational’s 50th anniversary proved very popular, the top ten entries alone totalled an amazing 287 years of the combi-steamers working life; demonstrating the longevity of Rational appliances. This reflects Rational’s commitment to quality assurance, where 4 different Rational employees will check each cooking system before it is sent to the customer, thus ensuring that they receive a high-quality and perfectly functioning unit on delivery.