Croatian restaurant provides one pot menu cooked by robotic chef


By Antonio Bronic

ZAGREB (Reuters) – Craving gnocchi with lamb, black risotto or zucchini pasta? You’ll be able to order any of them at a Croatian restaurant the place a robotic chef is ready to rustle up about 70 totally different one pot meals.

Its homeowners say they consider the BOTS&POTS Sci-Meals bistro in Zagreb is the world’s solely restaurant the place ready-to-eat meals in a pot are made by robotic cookers with no human involvement apart from loading the units with recent components.

The units add oil and seasoning in line with digital recipes made by a human chef.

In different related eating places, robots stir and fry chips and hamburgers, make pizzas or serve and ship meals, however “there is no such thing as a robotic which makes a one pot meal from recent meals,” in line with restaurant co-owner Hrvoje Bujas.

It took seven years for Bujas’ companions to show an concept into actuality and open the restaurant final 12 months, after investing over 1 million euros ($1.07 million).

“It was certainly a problem to make a ready-to-eat meal from recent meals within the shortest time period as potential and as tasty as it may be,” Bujas instructed Reuters within the high-tech bistro.

Prospects appear to agree.

“The meals is high-quality,” mentioned Lovro Petar Andrisek, 18, who got here to Bots&Pots as a deal with for his birthday. “My plate is completely clear,” he laughed.

The robotic chef referred to as GammaChef is “taught” digitally find out how to prepare dinner a meal by the restaurant’s head chef, then remembers it and repeats it endlessly.

5 robotic cookers can every produce 4 meals in quarter-hour or practically 100 meals in an hour, Bujas mentioned, including that one would price 10,000 euros if it was on the market.

“We’re contemplating increasing our enterprise mannequin through franchise,” Bujas mentioned, explaining that the robotic hurries up the cooking course of and saves cash at a time of employees shortages.

“One such restaurant with 5 robots might be run by a single individual,” he mentioned. “Our remaining purpose is to create a ‘no waiter, no chef, no money’ house the place you order, get and pay for meals with out human contact.”

($1 = 0.9311 euros)

(Reporting by Antonio Bronic, writing by Daria Sito-Sucic; Modifying by William Maclean)