Israeli food tech company SavorEat has teamed up with global food services and facilities management leader Sodexo to bring SavorEat’s innovative Robot Chef to the American market. The Robot Chef will make its debut at the University of Denver, offering personalized, digitally-manufactured plant-based burgers and breakfast sausage patties for on-campus dining at the Rebecca Chopp Grand Central Market.
SavorEat’s Robot Chef is a food production machine that allows customers to customize meal options centered around alternative meat, such as plant-based alternatives. Customers can choose the size, texture, nutritional specifications, and preferred cooking level of their meal. The Robot Chef uses a food cartridge that is inserted into the machine, and within five minutes, the order is printed, cooked, and delivered without any human interaction.
Powered by machine learning, big data AI, and digital manufacturing technologies like 3D printing, SavorEat’s Robot Chef streamlines the production process for restaurants, caterers, and organizations. This not only reduces waste but also has a positive environmental impact by saving water, electricity, and significantly reducing CO2 emissions. The plant-based menu offerings are free of cholesterol, soy, hormones, antibiotics, gluten, and preservatives.
This partnership with Sodexo is a significant milestone for SavorEat as it enters the US market. The Robot Chef has undergone rigorous testing and inspections to ensure safety and compliance with regulatory requirements. With approvals from the relevant departments in the City of Denver, the company is now ready to scale its operations.
The decision to launch at the University of Denver in Colorado was strategic, given the state’s progressive technological advancements and a growing population of health-conscious consumers, including flexitarians. Furthermore, the university’s Innovation Labs, equipped with cutting-edge technology like 3D printers, aligns perfectly with SavorEat’s innovation in food technology.
Racheli Vizman, CEO and Co-Founder of SavorEat, expressed excitement about the partnership with Sodexo, a company known for embracing food tech innovations. SavorEat aims to reach the US market and provide new, healthy, and personalized alternatives to the growing flexitarian audience. With Sodexo’s support, SavorEat has the opportunity to penetrate the market among a highly relevant target audience, the Y generation.
Moses DeBord, Senior Vice President for Sodexo Campus, also expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating that SavorEat’s mission to bring customizable plant-based solutions perfectly aligns with Sodexo’s vision to provide a happy and healthy eating experience on college campuses.