Modern Franchise Magazine August 2013 - Page 19

digital gastronomy concept designs which are soon to find there way into food production from mass produced lines to commercial and domestic kitchens. Here are some of the designs that will challenge the way we produce, sell and enjoy food in the near future Digital Chocolatier cooking process starts with an array of food canisters, which refrigerate and store a user’s favourite ingredients. These are piped into a mixer and extruder head that can accurately deposit elaborate food combinations with sub-millimetre precision. While the deposition takes place, the food is heated or cooled by the Fabricator’s chamber or the heating and cooling tubes located on the printing head. This fabrication process not only allows for the creation of flavours and textures that would be The Digital Chocolatier is a machine that allows completely unimaginable through other cooking users to quickly design, assemble and taste different chocolates. This machine is composed of techniques, but, through a touch-screen interface three primary elements: a carousel of ingredients, and web connectivity, also allows users to have ultimate control over the origin, quality, nutritional a thermoelectric deposition cup and a user interface. Through a graphical user interface, users value and taste of every meal. can select and combine the ingredients housed in the different carousel containers to create Robotic Chef Concept customized candies. The carousel rotates to extrude these ingredients into the thermoelectric The Robotic Chef is a cup that rapidly cools and hardens the chocolate, Mechanical arm designed to making it ready for consumption. The interface physically and chemically also makes it possible to save and rate favourite transform a single solid food recipes for later use. object, such as a steak, fish or a fruit. Digital Fabricator Concept It allows for two types of transformations: localized and precise manipulations performed with an array of tools located in the tool head; and global transformations performed through the underlying bed and two 5degree of freedom robotic arms. The tool head holds an array of interchangeable manipulation devices, such as a drill bits, mineral and spices injection syringes, and a lower power laser diode, which can programmatically cut, cook and spice the food held by the arm. The underlying bed houses a heating plate which The Digital Fabricator is a personal, 3D printer for food, which works by storing, precisely mixing, depositing and cooking layers of ingredients. Its maxiom Modern Franchise Magazine | 19