Can batch vessel size unlock Michelin star quality in food processing?
Can batch size unlock Michelin star quality in food processing? Chris Brooks, Development Chef at OAL takes a look at the difference the size of cooking vessel can make and whether we can overcome the compromise with robotics?
The level of engineering and automation across food manufacturing is incredible, but from a chef's perspective, there has been little change in the way we cook products. I think technology can help food manufacturers emulate a head chef of a Michelin star restaurant, given the same ingredients of course!
In terms of cooking quality, one of the key stumbling blocks is the size of batches. Traditionally, there is a compromise between efficiency and quality in relation to the size of cooking vessels but robotics enables highly efficient small batches.