Dishes from the most iconic restaurants and chefs from around the world delivered to your doorstep is now a possibility, thanks to food technology startup CloudChef.
This food tech startup debuts its proprietary ‘recipe record and playback technology’ which recreates dishes, allowing consumers to enjoy their favorite dishes and recipes from anywhere in the world, home-delivered.
The company claims that in blind taste tests, Michelin-starred chefs could not detect the difference between their dishes and those created by CloudChef,
CloudChef was founded by Nikhil Abraham, Atish Aloor, and Mohit Shah, whose mission is to build the ‘Spotify for food’. This new wave of food innovation envisions chefs as creators and allows them to monetize their creations just like musicians do without the constraints of brick and mortar.
How CloudChef Works
Chefs come into a CloudChef kitchen and prepare their recipes once. Sensors monitor the cooking process non-intrusively and synthesize the recipe into a machine-readable file. This codifies the intuition of a chef and makes the recipe robust to ingredient and location variability. The recipes can be flawlessly recreated in any CloudChef-enabled kitchen in the world in a ‘co-botic’ fashion where all cooking intelligence is software-automated. Each step of bringing a recipe to life - from sourcing ingredients, preparation, heating, and even factoring in things like elevation or humidity - are automatically adjusted and adapted. Food operators are guided through tasks which they execute without context, all while CloudChef’s software takes care of all the cooking intelligence.
Each time a recipe is ordered, the creator receives a royalty.
“It was an eye-opening moment when I saw that CloudChef was able to replicate my recipes better than highly trained chefs,” said chef Srijith Girija Gopinath, whose recipes are on the CloudChef platform. “With CloudChef, I can bring my recipes to a larger audience without having to open additional brick-and-mortar restaurants, knowing they are perfectly recreated and prepared to my standards.”
Featured Chefs and Recipes Available Now
CloudChef has already attracted chefs from across the globe to license their signature dishes, including 2-Star Michelin Chef Srijith Girija Gopinath (Ettan), Thomas Zacharias (Locavore, former Bombay Canteen), and Manjit Gill (former Bukhara). Dishes from these chefs and many more are available for order and delivery. Currently, CloudChef features nearly 100 recipes with new dishes and recipes added almost every day.
WATCH: This video demonstration captured how CloudChef accomplishes this.
Available Now in Palo Alto, Calif.
Open in a public pilot program since October 2022, CloudChef boasts a 4.9/5 star rating on DoorDash and has quickly become a local favorite for local foodies and Indian diaspora alike. CloudChef now serves the Palo Alto, Calif., area. Consumers can order these chef’s creations through the CloudChef website and through select listings on third-party services like DoorDash, Shef, and EzCater.
CloudChef has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from celebrity chefs, including Tom Colicchio and Roy Yamaguchi, as well as technology titans like early Facebook investor Anand Rajaraman and former Stripe COO Claire Hughes Johnson.