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Boston's Robotic Kitchen Could Inspire Grocerants

The automated cooking process is said to improve consistency, taste and freshness


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Business Insider reported on a new restaurant in Boston powered by a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less.

It’s called Spyce and was created by the “Spyce Boys”— four robotics-obsessed engineers who are MIT graduates: Michael Farid, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter and Kale Rogers, who created the robotic technology and restaurant concept while in college.

 The robotic kitchen is actually designed to prepare the food, cook it and even clean up.  

The Spyce Boys describe the process: “We set out to create a new and efficient way of cooking food."

The robotic kitchen serves salad and grain bowls that you order from an electronic kiosk. Spyce offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free bowls with seven customizable options. A screen displays your order while the robotic kitchen gets to work. The bowls are $7.50 each.

The restaurant's woks cook by constantly tumbling your food, which provides a really nice and even sear. They're heated with induction temperature control, which allows them to perfectly cook your meal every time. The only human in the kitchen is the "garde manger" who adds your toppings.

While the restaurant sounds and looks very cool and high-tech, the food does come first. They recruited Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud to be Spyce's culinary director.

Chef Boulud says he discovered that the robotic kitchen brings precision, consistency, taste and also freshness to the preparation.

Perhaps the next evolution for grocerants?

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