Is kitchen automation the next big leap for the food industry?


Amazon announced that it will spend $700 million to train about 100,000 workers in the US by 2025, helping them move into more highly skilled jobs. The New York Times observed that with this program Amazon is acknowledging that advances in automation technology will handle many tasks now done by people.

The emergence of kitchen automation in the commercial sphere is not unprecedented. What seemed like a technological miracle yesterday is fairly commonplace today. Kitchen robotics and automation have made the kitchen a setting ground for a smart kitchen revolution. New genres of self-sufficient kitchen innovations have taken the food industry by storm.

Kitchen automation is not just about our future but also our present. While we are yet to realize our complete potential in robotics and automation, there is no denying that this is the future. Technology in the food industry is generating interest for its capability to economize the time spent on cooking. Food bots optimize our food preparation processes so ingredients are cooked to perfection without any wastage – whatever we once visualized, technology has now materialized. In a world which is always pressed for time, kitchen robots are God’s very own philtre.

Kitchen robotics is the need of the hour with cloud kitchens replacing traditional kitchen spaces, with QSR’s being the go-to for the millennial running against time, and for the current stock of couch couples who prefer to dine in to going out after a long, hard day at work. In a time and age of time and space crunch, where convenience overpowers all, automation of commercial kitchen spaces is the only viable one-size-fits-all solution.

People are increasingly distancing themselves from the enchantment of preparing a meal in the kitchen. Kitchen bots are paramount to realise the true economies of scale of a commercial kitchen. Restaurants today are saving on high labour cost with the help of modern technologies.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” True, right? Surely we’ve departed a restaurant disappointed because of poorly prepared food. There is no better sous chef than a kitchen bot. Here’s where the concept of kitchen automation in the area of food preparation comes in- to provide the best service to customers, stay relevant in today’s fast-paced world, and to build an impeccable image in a market where tech-savvy restaurateurs are embracing robotic kitchens.