Rational’s limited service hotel solution

As guests become more price-conscious, the need for affordable yet advanced F&B also increases

Rational offers hoteliers affordable F&B solutions
Rational offers hoteliers affordable F&B solutions

Hoteliers operating in the mid-market sector are under pressure to offer F&B options which accommodates guests' wishes but also offers value.

Rational Kitchen & Catering Equipment Trading FZCO managing director Simon Parke-Davis had some advice for hoteliers, saying: "Focus on offering just a few dishes that are easy to prepare. For consistently high quality, you can use a combi-steamer such as a Rational unit.

Rational sees itself as a complete solution provider, which is why we start looking after our customers long before the installation of the first unit."

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Limited service hotels are able to develop their food concepts with Rational or independently and, once the recipe has been developed, it can be transferred to all units at all locations with a single click using ConnectedCooking, Rational's networking solution.

In addition, since more and more untrained staff now work in kitchens, a mechanism ensuring a reliable result needs to be built in to guarantee the quality. Parke-Davis said: "The SelfCookingCenter has preinstalled shopping carts, in which the various dishes are sorted by theme.”

The Breakfast shopping cart is popular among a lot of hotels, as it includes sausages, grilled tomatoes, fried eggs and mushrooms. What is important is that the products in a given shopping cart can be cooked together. The kitchen staff simply need to place the desired food items in the unit and then take them out again when the signal sounds. The cooking system does the rest by itself.

"Each SelfCookingCenter can also be supplied with the option to display the planned dishes as images on the user interface from its very first use. Then all that needs to be done is to tap on the corresponding image and the process will start," added Parke-Davis. This function is called MyDisplay and is used by many hotels during night shifts.

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