Although much of the restaurant technology chatter is around operations and digital hospitality, the culinary side of restaurant tech deserves an upgrade too. Imagine chefs being able to upload the exact preparation for a popular dish at their restaurant to the cloud. Then, using smart technology, chefs in ghost kitchens can prepare that dish to perfection to be able to send off to hungry food delivery customers. And every time someone places an order, you get a royalty.
If it sounds a little bit like the relationship between a music streaming service and artists, then you’d be on the right path: Nikhil Abraham, cofounder and CEO behind this concept, CloudChef, has made the comparison to Spotify or Apple Music. Joanna Fantozzi spoke with him about how CloudChef works and the implications the technology could have for culinary brands.