Chowbotics Blog

This is the intersection of food and technology. Where our passion for robotics and innovation combines with our love of great food and quality ingredients.

Food,

Sally the Robot – now with Mexican, Indian, Chinese, French and Other Ethnic Food

When we first introduced Sally the Robot, she was focused on salads. Our team felt we should start off with something that was simple to make. We could always add more food types later. Later has arrived. We’re excited to announce that Sally can now make grain bowls, yogurt bowls as well as ethnic cuisine…

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Food,

Brain Health: The Next Big Trend in Health

My mind is still blown after attending the Dataessentials’ Foodscapes event in Chicago a couple of weeks back.  It was a fantastic meeting of the minds on technology, wellness, product innovation and the future of food. (As a side note, definitely check back for future posts as I unravel some of the lessons learned at…

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Food,

The Rise of Food Allergies and Sensitivities (and what we can do about it)

Everywhere we look these days, we can find gluten-free this, dairy-free that.  Gluten in particular has replaced fat from the 80’s and carbs from the 90’s as the thing to loathe in the 2010’s.  A 2017 report showed that the global gluten-free food market value is projected to rise from 4.26 to 7.38 billion, a…

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Food,

How Do You Define Healthy Eating?

Deciding how to approach food choice has gotten needlessly complicated.  It’s easy to feel disempowered with all the misinformation and contradictions that abound on food, nutrition and health.  With the exception of a few confirmed intolerances, I try to make all foods fit though I am drawn most to the foodways of the Mediterranean. It…

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Food, Robotics,

How Will Technology Help Keep Our Food Safe?

48 Million. That’s one in 6 of us who get sick each year from foodborne illness.  Unsafe food handling practices at a local salad bar has the potential to impact hundreds. Lapses early on in the supply chain can result in harmful products landing on grocery store shelves, impacting millions. In April, Over 2 million…

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Food, Leadership,

Chowbotics Aims to Reduce Food Waste

Summary: Here are the key points about food waste covered in this post in order of appearance: There are opportunities for reducing waste across every stage of a food’s life: Farming, processing, retail, and consumer. Individuals are the largest contributors to food waste; therefore, they can have the greatest impact towards reducing food waste. See…

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sleepy-businesswoman

Food, Jobs,

Food tips to fuel an all-nighter

Chowbotics is moving fast, working round the clock, as the team prepares for an important launch in Dallas, TX. Not an uncommon practice, if not lifestyle for the engineer to pull all-nighters, free from distractions that come with daylight hours. It’s a lifestyle choice that works well for some and one that many engineers wouldn’t…

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Leadership,

Hacking Charisma…

When  you have a company with multiple executives, you’ll notice some have a X factor: they can attract amazing talent, their employees are easily influenced by them, customers love them and they close a lot more deals. Charisma is what I call this X factor. As Chowbotics grows bigger, I’ve been looking for ways to…

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Food, Leadership,

The Foundation of a Happy Work Culture? Nourishing Foods.

I recently attended the 4th annual Culture Summit in San Francisco where leaders from some of the most successful global companies came together to share strategies, tools and resources on how to unlock the potential of every employee through culture building.  It’s been well-established that high employee engagement is inextricably tied to the organization’s culture…

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Food, Leadership,

Bringing Startup Approaches to Foodservice Equipment…

Prices for robots are reducing dramatically… A humanoid robot that used to cost $50,000 five years back now costs less than $10,000. These price declines are driven by computing power becoming more affordable, sensors getting less expensive and economies of scale coming to robotics – as robots are used in vacuum cleaners, 3D printing and…

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