By 2020, professional kitchens, restaurants and other large food providers will be using appliances with sensors and scanners. They will track inventory and provide real-time ordering linked to pricing. Sensors and cameras will be embedded in ovens, refrigerators and even pans and will do things such as track temperatures and ensure food isn't overcooked or spoiled.
This "connected kitchen," as Gartner imagines and defines it, will contribute in five years at least 15% in savings in the food and beverage industry.
Building a connected kitchen, and all the other things the Internet of Things (IoT) is promising to deliver, will take a lot of development work. There are signs that this development is beginning to happen.
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