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Two Innovations Which May Revolutionise The Food Industry

Innovation in the food industry promises to revolutionise the way we prepare and consume food. In this article we discuss two more-recent developments which could change how we dine forever.

Robo Chefs Could Make Kitchen Staff Redundant

One US-based company has created a fully functioning pair of robotic arms which mimic the behaviour of human chefs in a culinary environment. The arms are fully articulated and automated and the company which designed them are convinced that they have the same level of dexterity, speed and sensitivity as a human alternative. The robo chef follows the cooking instructions of famous chefs to the letter. However, it’s not simply lists of ingredients and tasks which are described by the recipes used by the robot – recipes also include a full set of instructions which represent the chef’s original motions and movements in the kitchen.

Each robo chef costs in the range of $15,000, which seems like a large investment. However, considering that the average salary of a chef in Sydney is $61,617, restaurant owners may be looking to replace their living culinary experts with robotic ones sooner than may be comfortable for some! 

The robo chefs are not perfect upon arrival, however, and do need some teaching before they are fully equipped to handle the range of recipes most commercial kitchens offer. Chefs will need to use a motion capture device to record the motions involved in preparing any given recipe before the robo chef can mimic these motions and prepare food for guests or patrons.

The company that created the robo chef plans to create a self-contained kitchen which is operated by a touch screen or smart device app. Patrons of such kitchens may eventually be able to place their order using a mobile device and enjoy a Michelin-star-equivalent meal prepared by a set of robotic hands.

3D Printed Food Could End Hunger

3D printed technology has been around since the mid-1980s, so is nothing new. The technology keeps improving in leaps and bounds, however, and developments in 3D printing promise to deliver great impact on the manufacturing, construction and now food industries. 3D printed food works by utilising the same mechanisms as any other 3D-printed technology. The end product is built layer by layer by a jet which distributes minute particles in a sequence determined by instructions programmed into a computer.

It’s thought that this technology will afford endless possibilities to revolutionise the shape, texture, composition and, ultimately, taste of food products in the future. The nutritional content of 3D-printed food could be precisely determined before food preparation takes place, which also implies 3D-printed meals may meet our dietary requirements to a larger extent. Furthermore, the technology promises to greatly reduce waste produced from conventional cooking which could open up opportunities for equitable food distribution in hunger-stricken parts of the world.

Chefs of the future would be able to customise their dishes to specific preferences for taste and combine their culinary talents to push the limits of the artistic form of food. All that is needed are the skills to program a recipe into a 3D food printer.

Contact Lumix Procut For Meat Processing Equipment

Despite the changes to culinary procedure implied by these two great inventions, they are, as yet, still largely commercially unavailable. However, if you are interested in improving the speed and quality of your commercial kitchen, you can still reach out to Lumix Procut to purchase meat processing technology which will revolutionise the way your fast food or restaurant business operates.

Lumix Procut supply food processing machines direct from Spain to Australian retailers. We also provide regular maintenance schedules where we can. You may purchase after sales care, service and spart parts replacement and ensure your machines can keep up with demand in your local area. Lumix Procut are available to sell you heavy duty meat processing equipment, via telephone, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Call us on 02 9792 7700 to place an order. Ask for delivery too!