This year so many things are being canceled, and while it technically would have been over by this point, we can't help but think about Oktoberfest when this time of year rolls around.[…]
Chef Tommy is back in the Jessup Maryland test kitchen, and has been experimenting with some pretty amazing recipes. He said that our last post on summer sous vide recipes inspired his creativity, and he wanted to create something complex and full of flavors that would really benefit from a sous vide method, while pairing it with the RATIONAL iCombi Pro, and the iVario Pro.
When we first learned about RATIONAL's latest innovations in the iVario and the iCombi Pro, the first question we asked ourselves was, "When did Apple buy RATIONAL?" Once we began to review what these two units were all about, though, the question quickly became, "What more could you need?"[…]
When we introduced the VarioCookingCenter® a few months ago, we had no idea how much better it was going to get. When you have a unit that's so incredibly versatile and then add a layer of control unrivaled in any commercial kitchen solution, the result is nothing short of spectacular.
Where RATIONAL's iVario Pro truly stands out is its ability to do just about anything in the kitchen. While it looks like a tilting skillet, the iVario Pro can do so much more. It can boil, fry, deep-fry, and pressure cook. It's built for speed, precision, intelligence, and ultimately, savings for operators.[…]
What if you could cook more with less hassle and less equipment taking up space in your commercial kitchen? Doesn't that sound ideal? Imagine using less space while increasing productivity and reducing energy consumption. Couldn't that make business more profitable and enjoyable? Fortunately for you and all of your foodservice operation needs, that dream is a reality! You can reduce your cooking footprint while increasing the output and maximizing your operational success.[…]
Prime rib is one of the most popular -- and profitable -- proteins. It can pose challenges, though, because it often requires longer cook times and greater amounts of attention. All of that can change when you pair a combi oven from RATIONAL with the TenderChef from Carter Hoffmann, and our own Chef Tommy proved that in a recent demonstration.[…]
Change in a restaurant that has been successful for its traditional cooking methods can be a difficult thing to swallow for the business owners. For Frank Cerminaro, this was the case when he realized he had to make the transition from conventional ovens to combi ovens. The demand for his fabulous menu was not being met by current cooking methods, and changes were required.[…]
We love it when people come by the HighSabatino test kitchen to spend time with our team of experts including our new chef, Tommy Abbott. We also know how important your time is, and we certainly don't want anyone wasting it. That's why we make our in-house demonstrations as fun and educational as possible.[…]
School cafeteria meals don't have to be predictable. With today's students, food that isn't tasty is boring and irrelevant. At the same time, school districts and the foodservice equipment companies that support them are making things easier on today's directors and cafeteria staff. Combi oven technology is one of these improvements.[…]
There are two likely scenarios this time of year. The first one is a school nutrition director sits down to review the 2018-19 budget and realizes there's a surplus. The second and more common option is to conclude, "We have to figure out how to save more next year."
Both scenarios lend themselves to replacing, refreshing, or reinventing your school cafeteria, and here are eight ways to do it.[…]