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MOLEY Robotics Release First in a Revolutionary Range of Commercial Robotic Kitchen Platforms: Chef’s Kitchen

Moley Robotics, the pioneering robotics company today reveals its game changing new model, the Chef’s Kitchen at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo, Hamburg, the first model in a ground-breaking line up of robotic commercial kitchens that will revolutionise how food is cooked.

As world leaders in in-flight catering, DNATA, make a strong partner with which to launch the Chef’s Kitchen to a global audience attending the Expo.

45% of hospitality operators in the UK and 87% of hotels surveyed in the USA have been forced to cut capacity or opening hours due to staff shortages. Nowhere is this felt more acutely than in the kitchens. Moley Robotics’ range of commercial kitchens are designed to collaborative and see the robot operating alongside human chefs. Not only will they reduce demands on antisocial hours, they standardise processes and procedures, serving up perfect dishes, every time. The first model of Moley Robotics’ kitchens has passed CE marking certification in Europe, guaranteeing they’re safe to operate in food preparation environments.

In an environment where margins are tight, Moley Robotics’ commercial kitchen will provide a wealth of data to optimise food preparation, minimise wastage and drive a Return on Investment. By precisely controlling the timing, sequence of operations and temperature curves we stabilise the quality of the dish across multiple locations by using the cloud based recipe library.

As showcased in the Chef’s Kitchen robotic platform, Moley Robotics’ technology is a modular and scalable architecture. Designed to integrate into the busiest of commercial kitchens and operate 24/7 with an ever-growing cloud database of recipes to suit the interchangeable cooking modules that enable; frying, steaming, blending, stirring, boiling and mixing.

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Like all the robotic kitchen’s in Moley’s range of commercial kitchen platforms, the Chef’s Kitchen has been programmed to cook hundreds of recipes, including fresh omelettes, juicy steaks and delicious pasta dishes. The compact Chef’s Kitchen includes a state-of-the-art industrial grade robotic arm complete with a dexterous robotic hand and everything you’d expect to find at a hotel or restaurant chefs’ station: induction hob, utensils, including blender, tongs, as well as spatula and spoons. Ingredients and condiments are positioned in storage boxes within the reach of the robotic arm, ready to be cooked fresh.

Priced from 58 000 euros the Chef’s Kitchen goes on sale exclusively on moley.com on the 1st July, 2023 and customers will be able to see it in action, and crucially, taste the cooking at MOLEY Robotics’ new London showroom, 16a Wigmore Street, W1U 2RF, when it opens later this summer.

Moley Robotics founder and CEO, Mark Oleynik said: "We are thrilled to partner with DNATA to reveal the Chef’s Kitchen, our compact cooking robot designed to fit into residential homes or commercial hotel kitchens, where it can cook hundreds of professional chef grade dishes 24/7. In the coming weeks we’ll be opening our London showroom so prospective customers can come and see the robot in action and sample its cooking. The Chef’s Kitchen is the simplest version of our modular commercial kitchen range that will transform how freshly cooked meals are prepared in individual portions based on the best chefs’ recipes and eliminate the need for chefs to work antisocial night shifts.

We have seen strong demand from elderly care homes and other social enterprises, where high quality fresh food faithfully recreated from chefs’ original recipes is key to a high quality of life and generates strong social values for all generations."

Some dishes lose their quality in minutes after they are cooked, they need to be eaten immediately. For example, pasta, steaks, omelettes, paella, and risotto. People demand and deserve freshly prepared food, rather than compromise on restaurant delivery services or ready meals from supermarkets. As the robot kitchen can operate 24/7, you’re not limited as you are to delivery hours or couriers. 

The integration of the robot kitchen with delivery services would give an unlimited number of recipes to build tailored dietary programmes and cuisine preferences and access to fresh cooked meals, 24/7.  

The Moley Robotics commercial kitchen platform is the product of ten years research and development by an international team of 100 engineers, product and luxury interior designers and three award-winning chefs.

The Moley Robotics Chef’s Kitchen works by replicating human skills in motion. Tim Anderson, culinary innovator and winner of the prestigious BBC Master Chef competition (2011) played an integral role in the kitchen’s development, with his cooking techniques 3-D recorded then translated into elegant digital movement using bespoke algorithms.

Tim and fellow chefs Nicole Pisani and Andrew Clarke have created dozens of dishes to showcase the robot’s capabilities at launch, with new recipes added to the robot’s repertoire every month.