RATIONAL Certified Chef

Freelancer culinary support wanted!
Reference number: 11129 


RATIONAL USA, headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL is a manufacturer of intelligent cooking appliances for commercial kitchens.  RATIONAL is the inventor and leading global manufacturer of Combi-Ovens worldwide, and is considered the world’s leading cooking specialist, offering incredible cooking solutions and maximum customer benefit with over 45 years of global knowledge. RATIONAL cooking systems offer the most beneficial and cost-effective cooking solution for commercial kitchens available today. RATIONAL’s appliances exceed 60,000 units installed in North America. Due to our outstanding success we are seeking several freelance trainers with culinary and/or professional chef experience to train our customers on how best to use their new RATIONAL cooking systems. Training takes place in our customers’ kitchens.  Ideally, freelance trainers have practical knowledge of RATIONAL from personally working with our cooking equipment.


We have positions available across the United States.


Essential duties and responsibilities include:


  • Train RATIONAL end-users on our RATIONAL cooking systems.
  • Attend initial and regular training seminars in order to preserve and learn updated knowledge of our RATIONAL cooking systems.
  • Report to head office as to completed trainings and other end-customer issues.
  • Assist Regional Sales Managers, Directors and Corporate Chefs with end-user application.
  • Assist with Regional and National Trade Shows.


Qualification and experience requirements include:


  • Experience with food service operations/chef experience required!
  • Ideally have hands on working knowledge of a RATIONAL cooking system.
  • Have a flexible schedule that allows you to schedule and conduct trainings.
  • Have good follow up upon dispatching of work opportunity and completion of work.
  • Basic computer skills required; capable in MS Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret general technical procedures and write reports.
  • Written and spoken English is a must.  Multilingual skills would be a plus in applicable markets.
  • Self-starter, detail oriented and able to work independently.
  • Culinary degree or strong apprenticeship preferred. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from end users.
  • Must be able to travel with own vehicle or public transportation to customer kitchens.


Our company

RATIONAL is the global market and technology leader when it comes to the thermal preparation of food. Thanks to innovative high-tech solutions for the world's professional kitchens, the growth and profitability is exceptional and sustainable. Globally, turnover is over 649 million euros and our world market share is around 50%. More than 2,200 employees are currently benefiting from this. You can expect an innovative business partner who operates internationally with great success and would like to continue to grow.


If you would like to support us as a “Freelancer” (RATIONAL Certified Chef), we look forward to hearing from you.  For successful Certified Chefs, there is opportunity to be trained on higher level responsibilities as well.  Qualified candidates please send resumes to Giovanni Spadafina at g.spadafina@rational-online.com. Check us out at www.rational-online.com!