From the packaged product to the cardboard boxing, our Hoegger® CookChill system provides completely automated system solutions that provide exceptional value and efficiency for industrial sous-vide cooking, pasteurization and cooking of products in a wide range of packaging options. Our continuous in-package CookChill technology ensures product quality, provides a high degree of product safety, assures long shelf life and maximizes your economic efficiency. The CookChill system is continuously evolving to meet the requirements of new products and new methods of packaging. Each model is available for a wide range of applications and can be sized to meet your specifications.

  • Maximum product safety
  • Extended shelf life, the natural way, without preserving agents
  • Consistent product quality
  • No damaged packages
  • Cook in pack, saving weight loss, and energy
  • Integrated quality control for individual packages
  • High degree of cooking accuracy
  • Optimal and efficient cooling
  • Optimized product planning, less change over
  • Continuous operation minimizes production peaks and operating costs

Applications and Models

Products Application Package Style Packing Temperature  Machine Type
Sausage single layer Core Pasteurization Vacuum packed warm or cold CC74
Sausage 2 or 3 layer Core Pasteurization Vacuum packed warm or cold CC98
Menu components Core Pasteurization Vacuum packed cold CC74, CC98
Fresh Pasta, Dumplings Core Pasteurization Pouches cold CC98, CC130
Sauces, Soups Core Pasteurization Pouches hot CC130, CC162
Ham, Turkey Surface Pasteurization Vacuum packed cold CC162, CC208
Egg, Tofu, Tempeh, etc. Cooking – Sous vide Vacuum packed warm or cold CC98, CC130
Menu components Cooking – Sous vide Pouches warm or cold CC98, CC130, CC162
Sauces and soups Cooking – Sous vide Pouches hot CC130, CC162
Meat pate Cooking – Sous vide Cups warm or cold CC74, CC98
Product Applications
Process and Specifications
Uncompromising Food Safety Continuous in-package CookChill process guarantees your product quality and ensures economic efficiency. Pasteurization keeps products safe and results in a long shelf life. Your system solution can be completely automated, from the packed product to the carton boxing.
Cooking After packaging, automatically loaded conveyor trays continuously move products through the heating zone, using Hoegger’s patented, multi-layer horizontal counterflow method. Individual packages are gradually heated then exposed to a continuous water shower that begins the chilling process.
Chilling Moving counterflow, the product is rapidly chilled by an intense water shower and aided by a controlled pool of water retained in the product trays. This gentle and effective chilling temperature minimizes ice crystal formation.
Drying Once chilled, the product is discharged onto a conveyor belt, air-dried and is ready to be boxed for shipping.
Process Control Our software automatically monitors every tray load of product during the entire process and only releases correctly treated products for pack-off. The perfect, constant quality of the process is measured and recorded fully automatically in a continuous, real-time core temperature logging system. A state of the art, fully integrated safety control system controls and regulates the process. The system receives the relevant parameters from the operator or from the higher-level control system. The automatic control of operation, maintenance and cleaning ensure maximum process reliability, availability and hygiene of the system. Process data, events and interventions are recorded and are available for quality audits.