Science has become increasingly important in the foods we enjoy today. From the robotics used within the food production process to the green packaging to reduce landfill, high tech is revolutionising the food and restaurant sectors. What’s more, many local restaurants and takeaway food outlets are using high-tech automated robot waiting teams and chefs.
You may not have noticed all the latest advances in the food sector. So, if you’re wondering how technology can serve better food, read over this guide to learn how tech is used in some of today’s most popular foods.
How does technology contribute to better food?
Robot food tech is increasingly common in Europe and the US, producing high-quality and affordable products to suit consumers’ diverse needs. Germany is the European market leader, closely followed by Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and Denmark. With more than 30,000 robotic machines operating in the European food production sector, health and safety hazards in the workplace are being minimised. For example, butchery robots can carry out arduous meat-cutting tasks, reducing human worker injury.
Within agriculture, the use of drones, satellite tech and GPS tracking is revolutionising the growing cycle. In the UK, drone shepherds are commonly used to watch over herds at night. Finally, tech developments have also improved packaging, offering bacteria-fighting products, edible packaging and micro-packaging alternatives. 3D-printed foods are also set to revolutionise how people eat.
What types of food are affected in Singapore?
Have you tried the bubble tea from Royal Gong Cha yet? This is another brilliant food tech innovation commonly seen at events and venues across Singapore. Meat-free burgers (such as the BK Impossible Whopper) are fast becoming all the rage, too. These high-tech snacks are produced from soy extract, which is then genetically engineered to create a final ‘meaty’ (but meat-free) burger.
The Rocky Master Coffee Commuter Set is another option for anyone craving coffee locally. Simply order in your Coffee Commuter Set, and serve up delicious Devil’s Brew Coffee at any time, anywhere. There are even more dishes available through the foodpanda website. You’d be surprised at just how much technology is used in producing the food we often take for granted.
What about robot workers in local restaurants?
Singapore is also leading the world in the use of robotic workers in the food sector. Hawkee, a local restaurant, offers hawker dishes cooked to perfection by robot chef D.I.A.N.A. The Hawkee concept is owned by Epic Food and Beverage, a local startup that’s taking Singapore by storm. And finally, robot waiting staff are becoming common across the restaurant sector.
Perhaps the best way to experience how technology can serve better food is by digitally ordering your meals from foodpanda. Some of the website’s partners adopt the latest innovations in Singapore’s technologically advanced dining and takeout sector.