We are pioneering a new field in kitchen automation by building a robotic kitchen that can prepare a large variety of dishes using fresh ingredients. We do so by leveraging modern cooking appliances with robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. To our knowledge, no other robotic kitchen is able to prepare the variety and quality of meals our system delivers. We provide kitchen-as-a-service units to enterprise clients in the restaurant and cafeteria industry, helping them with labor shortages, staff turnover, and to create new market opportunities. Our technology allows for the collaboration with human cooks and is meant to complement, rather than replace them.
Benefits at a Glance
Boosts Labor Productivity
The labor output productivity in the restaurant and foodservice industry is 44% lower than that of other industries. YPC can increase it by a factor of 4.
Cooks Fresh Food on Demand
Multiple hours can elapse between the preparation of meals in cafeterias and their consumption, killing vitamins and reducing quality. YPC enables the fresh preparation of meals on-site at a low cost.
Enables Perfect Accuracy & Timing
We can dispense ingredients at sub gram accuracy and time the cooking process to the second, minimizing food waste and maximizing the satisfaction of consumers.
Minimizes Turnover Costs
An annual staff turnover of 72% implies massive training costs and low productivity of new staff. YPC enables new staff to prepare thousands of complex meals at full speed after a single day of training.
Is Plug & Play
As YPC works with a ductless hood, it can be operated in locations where a commercial kitchen is not viable. For example, as a miniature cloud kitchen inside an office or residential unit.
Offers a Highly Flexible Menu
Our recipe database includes more than 10,000 meals. Existing recipes can be adjusted in seconds, new recipes can be added in less than a minute. YPC can cook a variety of recipes in parallel and change the menu instantly.
Has a Small Footprint
A medium-size unit of YPC has the throughput of a mid-sized restaurant kitchen but needs less than 80 square feet.
Helps Fight Covid-19
YPC enables touchless food preparation by cooking with a degree of automation of 80-100%, minimizing the exposure of meals to humans, reducing the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses.
Our robots can prepare numerous dishes, ranging from simple vegetable soup to risotto with filet mignon on red wine reduction. The following are pictures of some of the actual meals we cooked.
Creamy Tomato Soup
Salmon Filet on Mixed Vegetables
Pulled Chicken on Rice
Filet Mignon, Polenta, Asparagus