Chef Roboto has also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks to explore the development and customisation of the Fryer-bot for the franchise’s 240 outlets globally
Singapore, 25 April 2023 – Chef Roboto, a Singapore-based company specialising in kitchen technology, unveiled its latest invention, Fryer-bot, at FHA-Food & Beverage 2023, ASEAN’s international food and drinks trade event. Chef Roboto is a subsidiary of HOPE Technik, Singapore’s homegrown leading engineering system integrators for robotics and automation.
Chef Roboto marks HOPE Technik’s expansion into the F&B industry and aims to transform the industry by combining advanced robotics engineering and cooking techniques to automate cooking processes with an affordable monthly rental rate of SGD950.
Commenting on Chef Roboto, HOPE Technik CEO Daniel Nia shared, “HOPE Technik is proud to launch our new subsidiary, Chef Roboto, marking our expansion into the Food and Beverage industry. We believe that there is demand and potential for growth for automation and robotics in the industry. Through Chef Roboto, we are excited to create unique solutions to modernise the way food is prepared and served.”
The company has signed an MoU with Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, a leading franchise player in the Taiwanese style quick service concept with 240 outlets around the world, to explore further development and customisation of the Fryer-bot for increased efficiency and to serve food of the highest quality to its patrons. Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot: Revolutionising the future of cooking Following Covid-19, the F&B industry and consumers have become accustomed to automated services such as self-service kiosks and robot waiters.
According to Report Ocean’s Asia-Pacific Food Robotics Market report, the Asia-Pacific food robotics market will reach $1,162.3 million by 2026, and grow at a 14.6 percent CAGR over 2019-2026, remaining the largest regional market across the globe. This highlights the large growth potential and adoption of robotics within the F&B industry. Deep frying food poses several challenges for chefs including ensuring that the food is consistently cooked, overcooking, undercooking, and the dangers of oil splatters.
The introduction of Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot promises to avoid such issues, enabling chefs to reproduce the dish precisely, and efficiently and replicate the dish across multiple restaurant outlets. Designed and manufactured locally, Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot is a revolutionary new robot fryer that has been tailored for commercial kitchens.
Dubbed the future of cooking technology, Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot features a state-of-the-art robotic arm that performs several tasks, from raw food storage, preparation, and cooking, to the plating of food.
“We are excited to launch and showcase our invention: Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot. At Chef Roboto, we believe that automation and robotics play a pivotal role in automating the cooking process and making cooking a hassle-free experience,” said Michael Leong, the CEO of Chef Roboto.
“We are confident that Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot is a game changer that will minimise or even eliminate the challenges chefs face when deep frying food, and create delicious dishes with greater efficiency without compromising on taste. The automation will also allow the augmentation of the kitchen workload, providing chefs with more time to engage with customers or create new recipes.”
Additional features of Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot include temperature-controlled food storage and a ready built-in application that can be easily integrated with Point-Of-Sale restaurant ordering systems as well as local food delivery apps to receive food orders. The Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot is also designed to be space-efficient to maximise the use of kitchen space.
Available for rent globally at SGD950 per month, Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot can be customised to individual preferences and has pre-programmed recipes to cook and prepare a wide range of dishes. Chef Roboto Partners with Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Chef Roboto and Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, a Taiwanese food chain featuring favourite snacks from night markets, have announced a partnership through the signing of an MoU.
Through the partnership, Chef Roboto and Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks will work together to explore further customisation of Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot for eventual use at more than 240 global outlets of the popular food chain.
“We are excited to partner with Chef Roboto as we believe their innovative robotics technology will help to streamline our operations, enabling our team members to provide a better experience for our patrons,” says Esmond Han, COO of Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks. “The introduction of Fryer-bot at our outlets allows us to manage our human resource costs more efficiently while ensuring that we serve our patrons with consistently delicious snacks each and every time. We are committed to driving change in the F&B industry with the utilization of innovative technologies.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks to further customise our Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot for their use. Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is well-known and loved for their tasty deep-fried Taiwanese snacks, and we believe that Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot will be able an empowered addition to their kitchen,” commented Leong.
What is Chef Roboto cooking up next? Chef Roboto’s Fryer-bot is the first of the family of Chef Roboto’s robots and has attracted interest from restaurants and food suppliers, including Kinn Derm and 88 SGMY Seafood. It is available for rent globally at SGD950 per month.
Chef Roboto is also currently in the midst of developing more robots that can cook different dishes. More details will be released when ready.
About Chef Roboto
Combining advanced robotics engineering and cooking techniques to develop mobile cooking kiosks, Chef Roboto is a subsidiary of a homegrown engineering firm, HOPE Technik.
Based in Singapore, Chef Roboto aims to optimise the efficiency and productivity of restaurants and dark kitchens while capturing the best way dishes are made according to the food industry standard.
For more information, please visit www.chef-roboto.com.
About HOPE Technik
HOPE Technik is a Singapore-proud engineering firm that has been evolving the industry landscape with its technological innovations since 2006. The company’s unique structure empowers each of its businesses to develop world-class products and prototype innovative solutions for its global clients. Regardless of how unusual a project may be, HOPE Technik’s dedicated team of qualified engineers and technical staff are committed to translating concepts into reality.
For more information, please visit www.hopetechnik.com.
About Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
Established in 2003, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is the pioneering Taiwanese quick-service concept that has become a fast favourite amongst many and boasts over 240 outlets across 6 different countries. Featuring popular street snacks from the alleys of Taiwan’s night markets, the menu showcases authentic favourites such as XXL Crispy Chicken, Handmade Oyster Mee Sua, Happy! Ricebox, Sweet Plum Potato Fries, Crispy Floss Egg Crepe, Mushroom Cheese Egg Crepe, Sausage Cheese Egg Crepe, and Seafood Tempura. New additions in recent years consist of the refreshing Lemon Ai-Yu Jelly (with Honey) and the new series of Freshmade Drinks – Honey Lemon Cooler and Winter Melon Tea.