Cook Chill System

DCN Cook-Chill Systems produce fresh tasting convenience food of the very highest quality with a shelf life of up to 45 days.

DCN Cook-Chill System has become an industry benchmark, with food companies around the world using our ground-breaking technology to create meals of the highest quality, with a safe extended shelf life.

The Cook-Chill System was developed as an economical alternative to traditional cook-and-serve methods. Food produced using the system retains the taste, texture and aroma of freshly prepared ingredients, yet may have been produced in large volumes up to 45 days in advance.

The key to safe extended storage of foods is to rapidly chill cooked product through the ‘danger zone’ of 5 – 63°C, to retard bacterial growth. Products are safely pasteurised when heated to a high temperature, then rapidly cooled to slow spoilage caused by microbial growth. The key to retaining food quality, taste, texture and aroma is controlled refrigerated storage.

Today, we manufacture Cook Chill Systems for both small and large producers from foodservice (café’s, restaurants) through to those producers supplying supermarkets.

 

How Does Cook-Chill Work?

The Cook-Chill System was developed as an economical alternative to traditional cook-and-serve methods. Food produced using the system retains the taste, texture and aroma of freshly prepared ingredients, yet may have been produced in large volumes up to 45 days in advance.Cook-Chill follows a logical, fully documented production cycle, and delivers a range of important benefits.

The key to safe extended storage of foods is to rapidly chill cooked product through the ‘danger zone’ of 5 – 63°C, to retard bacterial growth. Products are safely pasteurized when heated to a high temperature, then rapidly cooled to slow spoilage caused by microbial growth. Retaining food quality, taste, texture and aroma is controlled by refrigerated storage.

Today, we manufacture Cook Chill Systems for both small and large producers from foodservice (café’s, restaurants) through to those producers supplying supermarkets.

Industrial Cooking Kettles

DCN have an extensive range of Steam Jacketed Cooking Kettles built with a traditional high polished stainless steel finish.  These are available in various jacket styles, and in a wide range of sizes from 40 to 1320 gallons.  Our kettles can reach a very high temperature rapidly with steam pressure of up to 150 psi. Kettles Learn More

Cook Chill Layouts

Here you can see typical Cook Chill layouts for 10,000, 30,000 & 80,000 meals per day.

Pump Fill Station

The Pump Fill Station is a fast and accurate way to batch kettle cooked product into Cook-Chill Bags.  A stand-alone unit, it is designed to integrate with any kettle and Tumble Chiller system and therefore forms part of the Cook-Chill system of food preparation, storage and distribution. Features: Pumps solids (1 ¼”) with no product Learn More

Tumble Chilling

As part of the DCN Cook-Chill system, filled casings made from a special blend of plastics to retard bacterial growth are conveyed into a purpose built rotary tumble chiller.  This method reduces the temperature of cooked food to below 40°F (4°C) in under an hour, with cooling times and temperatures fully logged.  Sealed chilled casings Learn More