Rational AG, a market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens, is kicking off its latest new product introductions and its Think Big Tour 2016.

A laser light show, live cooking demos, photo opportunities, social media sharing, networking and PR buzz built anticipation at the tour's Chicago launch even on Oct. 13. Guests previewed Rational's new SelfCookingCenter XS Model 6 2/3 as well as several advancements to the company's SelfCookingCenter family of combi ovens used by top chefs worldwide. Other Think Big Tour evens are scheduled throughout October and November nationwide.

The new SelfCookingCenter XS Model 6/23, although 60 percent smaller in size and volume than other SelfCookingCenter appliances, has the same powerful performance levels, intelligence and efficiency. It is the smallest unit Rational has created. It joins the XS Model 61 as a family of compact combi ovens appliances perfect for snug spaces and smaller operations.

Following the the Chicago even, the tour will make 17 regional stops, including

  • New York City, Oct 17
  • Boston, Oct. 18
  • Philadelphia, Oct. 19
  • Washington D.C, Oct. 20
  • Atlanta, Oct. 24
  • Cleveland, Oct. 25
  • Indianapolis, Oct 26
  • Chicago, Oct. 27
  • Kansas City, Nov. 1
  • Dallas, Nov. 2
  • Salt Lake City, Nov. 3
  • Denver, Nov. 7
  • Phoenix, Nov 9
  • San Francisco, Nov. 10
  • Portland, Nov. 15
  • Orlando, Nov. 18