Be prepared to save time and money.
Cook chill is a popular and practical method of food preparation for kitchens of all sizes and types. The kitchen staff prepares food ahead of time, blast chills it for storage and rethermalizes the food as needed. The benefits of this approach include:
- Having food already prepared before rush periods
- Buying ingredients in bulk to prepare many meals and stretch limited budgets
- Preparing meals as many as five days in advance
The cook-chill method looks simple, but can be tricky to implement. The most important element is a top-quality blast chiller—notably, the Traulsen Blast Chiller—for the rapid chilling needed to safely store the foods you’ve prepared. For both cooking and rethermalization, different foods have different and often phased cooking and reheating requirements; the Hobart Combi® Oven complements the Traulsen Blast Chiller for the highest quality results. And both are exceptionally easy to operate, with microprocessor-based controls and monitors to make automation so advanced, even a novice operator can get the process moving.
The Traulsen Blast Chiller and Hobart Combi Oven are designed to work together for cook-chill food preparation. A unique roll-in, roll-out system enables kitchen staffs to quickly and easily transfer a full load from the combi oven to the blast chiller in one motion, making the cook-chill method even simpler and more efficient.