Behind the Scenes in a School Kitchen

Posted by Pace Reps on Jun 3, 2024 9:11:48 PM

School cafeterias cannot operate without the hardworking staff who prepare meals for students several times a day. With continued labor issues not dissipating, districts struggle to find enough staff to run their school nutrition programs. Having the right foodservice equipment can help with the labor shortage and help assist with completing tasks.

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Topics: RATIONAL, FERMOD, Multiteria, K-12 Schools

Saving Money (and Energy!) with the RATIONAL iCombi Pro

Posted by Pace Reps on Mar 17, 2023 10:12:00 AM

Many restaurants are searching for ways to reduce their energy bills while increasing their sustainability. With rising energy prices and increased consumer demand for restaurants that reduce their carbon footprint, ENERGY STAR ratings are more important than ever. And with the RATIONAL iCombi Pro, which recently received the updated ENERGY STAR 3.0 rating, foodservice businesses can get food served quicker while helping the environment and their bottom line. 

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Topics: RATIONAL, healthcare, Restaurants

Making Overnight Grits With The RATIONAL iCombi Pro

Posted by Pace Reps on Feb 10, 2022 6:45:00 AM

Great served any time of day, grits are a staple in Southern cuisine. Save time in your restaurant or school by cooking them overnight in the RATIONAL iCombi Pro oven

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Making the Perfect Pasta Dish Using a RATIONAL Oven

Posted by Pace Reps on Jan 27, 2022 10:00:00 AM
Pasta is a dish that people of all ages can come together and enjoy. From school-aged kids to seniors living in retirement communities -- and all ages in between -- everyone loves their favorite mac and cheese and pasta bake dishes.
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Topics: RATIONAL, pasta

Ground Beef Cooked Quickly, Simply & Safely in the RATIONAL iCombi Pro

Posted by Pace Reps on Oct 7, 2021 11:14:34 AM

Producing large-scale meals for schools, restaurants, and healthcare facilities can involve a lot of time and labor.  But producing large amounts of fan favorites like tacos and spaghetti meat sauce becomes much less burdensome when cooking ground beef logs overnight in the RATIONAL iCombi Pro oven.

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Smoke Tender Brisket With The RATIONAL iCombi Pro Oven

Posted by Pace Reps on Sep 1, 2021 2:39:31 PM

Enjoyed in many parts of the United States, beef brisket can be cooked in a variety of ways. No matter how you serve it, making sure it’s seasoned and properly cooked can make or break your brisket meal.

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Intelligent Cooking Meets Reliability With The Rational iVario Pro

Posted by Pace Reps on Aug 27, 2021 3:00:00 AM

Food prep and cooking consumes a lot of time in a restaurant environment. Stirring, adjusting temperatures, and preparing multiple portion sizes can eat into your kitchen's efficiency and labor costs. Help eliminate these issues and increase your kitchen's productivity with intelligent cooking from the Rational iVario Pro. By adapting to your kitchen staff's habits, adjusting cooking paths, and making sure no food boils over or burns, the iVario Pro gives your team more time for other tasks and makes sure each dish turns out perfectly.

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Topics: RATIONAL, iVario Pro

Celebrating National Shrimp Scampi Day With RATIONAL iVario Pro

Posted by Pace Reps on Apr 29, 2021 1:00:00 AM

Americans love shrimp. According to Seafood Source, shrimp is the top seafood choice for most of us, and, on average, US consumers each eat almost five pounds of shrimp per year.

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In Praise of the American Hot Dog

Posted by Pace Reps on Jul 22, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Going all the way back to the days of my youth, some of my favorite memories were made while attending Chicago Cubs baseball games with my family. Like many young boys in Chicago, I had my favorite players who I loved to see play in person at historic Wrigley Field, and it was fun to see them play against other teams and other great players.

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Topics: trends, RATIONAL

8 Ways the Right Combi Oven Can Make Life Simpler for School Kitchen Staff

Posted by Pace Reps on Mar 13, 2020 11:08:13 AM

Working in a school kitchen environment can be a uniquely rewarding experience due to the opportunity to directly impact the health and well-being of K-12 students. At the same time, there’s no getting around the fact it can often include its stressors as well.

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Topics: school nutrition, RATIONAL