Kitchen Automation – the Future of Foodservice

A range of innovative technology solutions from Call-Systems Technology (CST) is on show at Hostec Hotelympia. Highlights include the UK’s most advanced hospitality automation system, ConnectSmart, which is demonstrated with the latest versions of its kitchen-proof hardware; and Genesis, the software package providing a complete communications solution integrating phones, mobiles, pagers and email.

Restaurant and kitchen automation systems are fast becoming essential for busy, profitable catering sites. The ConnectSmart Hospitality Automation solution, developed in the USA by QSR Automations®, uses sophisticated software that brings new levels of efficiency, food quality and customer service, connecting front-of-house to back-of-house seamlessly.

Busy commercial kitchens are no environment for standard computer hardware and screens – which is why the QSR system features the market’s most robust hardware, including kitchen-safe touchscreens and keyboards, the latest versions of which are shown at Hostec. Panels are sealed against moisture, while keypads are tough enough to cope with up to 30 million presses. Because of its hardwearing design, the equipment can be sited where it is needed most, right in the heart of the kitchen.       

At the core of the ConnectSmart system is ConnectSmart Kitchen (CSK), a graphical display system that tells chefs which order they need to prepare next. Using vivid, easy-to-understand graphical displays and information from waiting staff, it automatically assigns meal make-up tasks to individual chef workstations, so that all the food for a table’s order is ready at the same time. The system speeds up ordering, enhances food quality, cuts food waste, reduces working stress and streamlines food preparation. 

The exciting ConnectSmart system will be demonstrated throughout Hostec, on stand H1335.