With new regulations like the Food Waste Challenge and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by the First Lady, foodservice directors in U.S. K-12 schools have more to consider when preparing meals for today’s students.
In order to raise a healthy generation of kids and teens, Eloma, a worldwide leading manufacturer of professional combi-steamers and bake-off ovens, developed the Genius MT to help foodservice directors stay ahead of the curve in 2015.
The Genius MT provides school foodservice directors and cafeteria managers with the touch-screen tool needed for efficient, healthy, and sustainable food prep that will give students access to fresh, food-group filled meals.
Eloma’s Genius MT was designed to resolve multiple concerns such as preserving more of the natural taste of foods and reducing the need for salt and artificial seasoning in meals.
It also helps foodservice directors waste less food because the Genius MT can prepare just the right amount at the correct cooking settings. In addition, it provides healthy ways to prepare food such as easily steaming meats and veggies, replacing frying in grease as the easy go-to option.
With the smallest footprint of all comparably sized combi ovens, the Genius MT has a high-resolution touch screen that controls cooking settings like baking, steaming, grilling, cooking at low temperatures, or even reheating food.
Also key for food prep in schools, the Genius MT helps to save time in several ways. The first is by cooking meals 30-50 percent faster than conventional cooking equipment.
The Genius MT also has a fully automatic cleaning system that allows foodservice directors to focus on nutrition instead of worrying about cleaning, and there is no need to touch any cleaning chemicals. Unlike other combi ovens and steamers, Eloma doesn’t have a boiler so there is no buildup of any limescale to clean. With the “Last 20” feature, users can quickly access a list of the last 20 cooking programs used for more seamless, perfect-every time cooking.
Created by combining the insights of chefs, school foodservice directors, school nutritionists, food technologists, and engineers, the Genius MT enables operators to precisely control temperature, humidity, and time when cooking to deliver a consistent result.