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.

Leadership, Robotics, Uncategorized,

Sally the Robot Wins Most Innovative Product of the Year 2018

We are excited to announce that Sally the Robot has been named the Most Innovative Product of the Year by Best in Biz Awards. The organization is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The 2018 judging panel included, among others, writers…

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Food,

Can I Keep Health in the Holidays?

The holidays are in full swing and with it, office potlucks, cookies and eggnog. Hectic schedules and holiday parties can test the healthy habits of even the most disciplined among us. What if we could keep some semblance of health in the holidays without compromising all the best parts of the season – connection, gratitude,…

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Food,

Sugar Causes Diabetes (And Other Myths)

I’m not sure who named November National Diabetes Awareness Month, but it seems fitting, or maybe equally ironic that it falls squarely between Halloween and the holidays. Just as adults and kids alike begin to see their candy collection dwindle, the season of indulgence, celebration and apple pie arrives, along with a backdrop of health…

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How Can Globally-Inspired Menus Drive Health?

It’s 4pm and I’m still daydreaming about today’s lunch. In seconds, Sally, our robot, served up this Mediterranean-inspired meal: chef-prepared basmati rice, shredded carrots, grilled halloumi cheese and kalamata olives atop a bed of crunchy romaine finished with a citrus tahini dressing. Perfectly portioned and complete with incredible flavor, textures, color and… WOW, this was…

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Food,

Sally the Robot – now with Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, 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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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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