People are creative and can solve problems. Machines excel at redundant physical tasks. At Chef, we design robotic systems so humans can do what they do best.
There's a lack of workers who want to work for restaurant chains at the wages being offered. The National Restaurant Association reported that in 2017, 37% of its members listed labor recruitment as their top challenge, up from 15% in 2015. This means long lines for you and inconsistent orders (aka not enough guacamole).
Our first product uses robotics and artifical intelligence to assemble your fast casual food at a high throughput while increasing consistency and reducing costs.
Chef reduces all encompassing costs for your line by over 40%
We make sure portion sizes are right so customers keep coming back.
Chef always shows up for work and doesn't need breaks.
Chef charges for however many bowls it makes not for how many hours it works.
We take high throughput robotics you'd traditionally see in, say, the automotive industry and apply them in retail restaurants.
Our system is modular and customized to your space and your ingredients. That means you can change your ingredients and menu anytime you want.
But we are a robotics company not an automation company. We're not trying to make 10 million of the same frozen pizza. Instead, we connect to your POS system (e.g., Toast or NCR), your order management software (e.g., OLO or Ordermark), or your delivery partner (e.g., Uber Eats or Doordash) and dynamically make one of the trillions of permutations of bowls that your end customer wants.
Our system is desinged for back of house delivery lines and ghost kitchens. This means that our system is no bigger than your existing prep table and you can simply replace your online ordering line with Chef.
Humans are incredible. We put a man on the moon. We discovered the structure of DNA and penicillin. We created art like The Starry Night and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. We built cities and empires like Rome and Cairo. And even in the most desperate of times in war and peace, we are resilient. We show love and empathy towards each other. We are truly an extraordinary species and we've proven ourselves to be kings our home, our earth, our pale blue dot.