Making Meals that Matter: Rational Launches Care Homes Live online Demonstration

Expert chefs show how iCombi Pro and iVario can enhance care home catering.

Rational’s latest programme of Live online events has been developed specifically for care homes.  The events look at how Rational’s cooking systems can enhance kitchen operations, increase menu diversity and help chefs prepare the variety of special dietary requirements needed in a care home.  During Care Home Live online a Rational chef with specialist knowledge of the market will prepare a wide-ranging care home menu while an expert host is on hand to answer any questions from attendees.

The Rational chefs show how the iCombi Pro combi steamer and iVario multifunctional cooking system can increase a care home’s productivity and reduce cooking times, while producing consistently high quality results.  They’ll also demonstrate the superior energy efficiency of both cooking systems and show how they can deliver a fast return on investment.  And for any operators looking to save time and effort, they’ll show how easy both systems are to keep sparkling clean.  In addition, Care Home Live online will briefly cover Rational’s ConnectedCooking platform, showing how it maximises operational efficiency.

“Our online events are a hit with customers,” says Adam Knights, marketing director at Rational UK.  “The format allows participants to experience the cooking systems, albeit virtually, and is a very efficient use of their time.”

He adds, “We’ve seen a big increase in interest from care homes for both the iCombi Pro and the iVario cooking systems, so we decided to make a Live online specifically for them.  Nutritional meals are incredibly important for care home residents, and we have ensured that all the content is relevant to a care home’s operation.”

The food cooked during the Care Home Live online features a typical day’s menu – including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.   For example, highlights for the breakfast menu include porridge, pancakes, croissant and a full traditional breakfast.  Meanwhile the lunch features lentil soup, cottage pie, macaroni cheese, accompanying vegetables and a pudding.

In a special promotion, anyone attending a Care Home Live online and then buying a Rational cooking system will receive free snack & bake starter-kit accessories worth £274.

Each Rational Care Home Live online lasts about 45 minutes.  They are free to attend and can be booked at  To find out more, talk to your Rational representative or visit the Rational website.

The following dates are available:

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RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the iCombi Pro and the iVario multifunctional cooking system, the company delivers 95% of all conventional cooking applications.  Rational’s ConnectedCooking allows operators to monitor, manage and update their Rational appliances remotely, from a PC, tablet or smartphone.  iKitchen is the combination of the iCombi Pro, iVario Pro and ConnectedCooking – iKitchen delivers the best kitchen management and the best cooking solutions.