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Company Spotlight: Byte Foods

 

 

FRESH FOOD. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.

Byte offers employees fresh food options round the clock. Whether it's nourishing your team of developers or offering shift workers a hearty meal any time of the day -- we have options for everyone.

 

 

WE BELIEVE IN FRESH FOOD FOR ALL.

Using Byte is easy. Just swipe your credit card, grab your food, and enjoy the convenience of fresh, healthy options just steps from your desk.

 

 

Company: Byte Foods
Brand: Byte Foods
Slogan:  Byte Foods
Origin: US
Category:  Service
Packaging:  Coming soon
Claims:  100% self-service delight, free or subsidized plans available
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website:  http://www.bytefoods.co/

 

 

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Food Service Spotlight: Lean Box

 

 

Our team scours the Earth to discover delicious natural foods from responsible sources.

Customized menus delivered automatically to the shelves of your office's hi-tech refrigerator.

Your employees work hard, give them the food they deserve.

 

Every office is unique. We analyze workplace size, employee dietary needs & tastes to discover who you are and what you aspire to eat. No two LeanBoxes are the same. From a universe of soups, salads, meals & snacks, we determine your ideal launch inventory. We monitor inventories remotely, in real-time, and make deliveries automatically to meet demand. We know what you're eating and when you're eating it. Product mix is adjusted in response to real data. Some offices love salads, others need organic meals. We find what your employees need and deliver it-automatically.

 

 

Food service in the office can be tough. LeanBox is easy. 

Great options are limited. When it comes to feeding your employees healthy, nourishing food, a bag of chips and a soda doesn't cut it.

 

  • Cafeterias take up too much space and cost too much money to operate.
  • Vending machines are full of junk and can't provide healthy, balanced meals.
  • Managing catering is difficult. It's hard to time, place, and monitor orders. Getting everyone to eat the same food at the same time? Good luck.
  • Grocery orders drain time. Your employees have better things to do.

 

 

About the company

We've been there. We have sat in that cubicle. We know what if feels like when the day just gets too busy for lunch lines, and when chips and soda just won't cut it. We set out to solve this common problem in the workplace. We know there is a better way, and we are passionate about bringing it to you.

We are a Boston based company with a simple, but lofty goal - Change the way we eat at work.

 

 

Company: Lean Box
Brand:  Lean Box
Slogan:  Lean Box
Origin: US
Category:  Food service
Packaging: Customized
Claims: Healthy food from quality sources, customized menus, hi-tech refrigerator
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US
Website: http://www.leanbox.com/

 

 

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Tech Spotlight: Microchip will send you a text before your food goes bad

If you have trouble deciding what to have for dinner, help could soon be at hand – with your food texting to tell you it needs eating.

Scientists have developed a computer chip that can be inserted into food packaging and is able to assess when the contents are nearing their use-by date.

Computer chips which can assess when food is getting past its sell-by date could soon be inserted into some food packaging, an EU committee of peers has heard.

Read Full Article @ DailyMail

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Venture Capitalists Are Making Bigger Bets on Food Start-Ups

What if the next big thing in tech does not arrive on your smartphone or in the cloud? What if it lands on your plate?

That idea is enticing a wide group of venture capitalists in Silicon Valley into making big bets on food.

In some cases, the goal is to connect restaurants with food purveyors, or to create on-demand delivery services from local farms, or ready-to-cook dinner kits. In others, the goal is to invent new foods, like creating cheese, meat and egg substitutes from plants. Since this is Silicon Valley money, though, the ultimate goal is often nothing short of grand: transforming the food industry.

“Part of the reason you’re seeing all these V.C.’s get interested in this is the food industry is not only is it massive, but like the energy industry, it is terribly broken in terms of its impact on the environment, health, animals,” said Josh Tetrick, founder and chief executive of Hampton Creek Foods, a start-up making egg alternatives.

Continue Reading @ NYT

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Packaging Spotlight: Bombay Sticks

Bombay Sticks is a new snack product, based on just the sticks found in bombay mix.  We were inspired by the bright colours and hand painted typography found on trucks in India.

Designed by: Robot Food

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Product Spotlight: Sázon Más Guapo

Sazon Mas Guapo is a gourmet spice blend of extraordinary magnitude. Not quite a Dry Rub yet not quite a Seasoned Salt, its unique blend of organic herbs and spices creates magical deliciousness that makes any chef seem more handsome. Your guests will laugh with pleasure while eating and cry and cry and cry when it’s all gone. And because nothing is more guapo than a righteous 'stache, we have included one with every jar! Sazon Mas Guapois truly a gift of love...love and a really cool mustache.

Company: Más Guapo
Brand: Sázon Más Guapo
Slogan: For a More Handsome Chef
Category: Seasoning
Origin: USA
Packaging: 12 oz
Price: $10 USD
Claims: Improves Self Esteem, Organic, Kosher, Bitchin, No MSG
Website:  masguapo.com

 

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Technology Watch: World’s first edible spray paint

Anyone wanting a silver service experience won't have to splash out at a fancy restaurant - because they can now spray their food that colour.

Cookery fans can add a quick splash of colour to their food by simply spraying their favourite meals with the world's first edible spray paint.

The cans, called 'Food Finish,' come in gold, silver, red and blue.

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Dangle a carrot: Anyone wanting a silver service experience won't have to splash out at a fancy restaurant - because they can now spray their food that colourDangle a carrot: Anyone wanting a silver service experience won't have to splash out at a fancy restaurant - because they can now spray their food that colour

 

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Feeling blue: The unique idea was created by German food company, The Deli Garage

The spray paint has no taste by itself and can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative to regular meals.

 To give the food a makeover, cooking enthusiasts must spray the paint layer by layer and wait for it to dry to enjoy the perfect finish.

The unique idea was created by German food company, The Deli Garage and sell for £21.50 online.

Golden touch: Frankfurters sprayed a different colour can bring a new theme to a meal Golden touch: Frankfurters sprayed a different colour can bring a new theme to a meal
Transformation: Even a red lobster can be transformed into a golden food delight Transformation: Even a red lobster can be transformed into a golden food delight

 

Project manager Kaya-Line Knust, 29, said: 'We love to invent and produce products that are fun for both us and our customers.

'We develop hundreds of ideas for new food products, but only a few of those product ideas can be created and placed onto the market.

'And I'm thrilled that the spray food is one of the ideas that made it.

Options: The new technique can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative
Options: The new technique can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative

Options: The new technique can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative

New look food: The cans, called 'Food Finish' come in gold, silver, red and blueNew look food: The cans, called 'Food Finish' come in gold, silver, red and blue

 

Quick change: The spray paint has no taste by itself and can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative to regular mealsQuick change: The spray paint has no taste by itself and can be applied on any item of food to offer a quirky alternative to regular meals

 

Spray: Project manager Kaya-Line Knust, 29, said: 'I love it when it's not only our cars which have a metallic finish but also our tomatoes'Spray: Project manager Kaya-Line Knust, 29, said: 'I love it when it's not only our cars which have a metallic finish but also our tomatoes'

Experience: Although the spray paint does not have a taste it can bring fun to a meal time Experience: Although the spray paint does not have a taste it can bring fun to a meal time

We all liked the idea from the beginning and luckily we found a manufacturer who can produce it for us.'

And the project manager, from Hamburg in Germany, feels that food looks better when it's sprayed in a sparkly colour.

She added: 'I love it when it's not only our cars which have a metallic finish but also our tomatoes.

'It's great when you see not only a steak on a plate, but a gold-plated one!

'We found out that it was not only us who love all that but also our customers - the food finish is our top seller and we get great feedback.'

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Innovative: The edible food spray cans which originated in Germany

Full Article @ DM

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Dish.fm helps you discover the best dishes at any restaurant

Having analyzed over 3,000,000 reviews for San Francisco and New York, pulled from Yelp, Foursquare and other sites, in one quick glance you can learn what is the best dish, drink or dessert to order.

The free iPhone app came out in mid-December using their own algorithm to process reviews in natural language and returns analysis for dishes that are noted to signal to users what menu items are rated the highest. The team is now working on releasing the app for more cities in 2013 including: Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. Since launching the app has seen 30% weekly growth and could quickly become the app of choice to discover good eats.

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SnapDish app makes your food prettier

SnapDish’s ability to make food photos look better is a feature that its competitors don’t have, but does that make it worth having another food app on your device?

There’s been a bit of buzz on Twitter today about the SnapDish app, a food photo-sharing app, so I thought I’d check it out. According to The Next Web, the Japanese app recently moved into new markets by adding seven new languages and adding an app for the Kindle Fire.
It looks like SnapDish is a direct competitor to Foodspotting, but it also does some of the same things that FourSquare and Evernote Food do.
The first thing I wondered was, “Do I need yet another food photo sharing method?” No, I don’t. I used Foodspotting for a while, but it got old quickly for me. It also got old for my dining companions, many of whom don’t care about cherishing the memory of every single meal by looking at photographs of it for years to come.
I’ve been using FourSquare a lot recently for quick food photos and to learn how it works simply for business purposes. It gets the job done if I want to take a photo of a specific dish and add a few notes, then share it with others.
So, if SnapDish was going to be a keeper, it would have to function for me in some way that meets my specific needs at the time. Here’s how SnapDish works:
The app is free to download for both iOS and Android devices. I downloaded it to both my iPhone and my Kindle Fire. After creating a free account, I started to play around on my Kindle Fire. Every time I tried to take a photo of food, the app would crash. It’s useless on my Kindle.
I had more luck on my iPhone. I was able to take photos and import photos from my iPhone library of previous dishes I’d taken at restaurants. Here’s where I found one feature that none of the competing apps has. Before hitting done and uploading the photo I’d taken or uploaded from my library, I could use the blur feature to make items in the background blury and have the app automatically make the photo look sharper using the “rare, medium or well-done” feature.
Take a look at the following three photos.
This is a photo I took at a Philadelphia tapas bar a couple of weeks ago of some incredibly delicious bacon and date empanadas. It’s blah, like most food photos taken in restaurants with an iPhone.
This is the same photo when after I clicked on the “medium” button in SnapDish, and it was automatically altered a bit. The colors are brighter and the food really does look more delicious, which is what the app says it will do for your food.
This is the photo after the original had been imported into iPhoto on my computer, and I used the automatic “enhance” feature. I tried it just to see how well it worked, and I don’t think the enhancement is as much as the SnapDish improvements.
If you take quick photos of the food you eat with your phone and you want to share them with a social network AND you want those photos to look as good as possible, SnapDish seems like it’s the best app for that. It doesn’t, however, give you the ability to crop photos.
Other than the “rare, medium, well-done” feature, SnapDish seems to have one other feature not common on other apps. You can put in recipes of the food in your photos, but the app advises you not to share someone else’s recipes, only your own. So if you make a recipe you found on someone else’s website, you can post of a photo of it, but not a copy the recipe.
With SnapDish you can connect with others who use the app, make comments about their photos and share them, and, as the SnapDish website says, “record your dishes as a life log with elegance and style.” Other apps allow you to do the same.
I don’t think I’ll be leaving the SnapDish app on my iPhone and using it regularly, but I can see why some people who are interested in recording every dish they eat might want to. I do think that I’ll be re-installing it from time to time simply to use the photo-fixing feature that’s one of the better free ones I’ve seen.
Full Article @ MNN

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Tablet-based video menu lets diners see their meals before ordering

Livmenu is using tablets to help diners see each meal being prepared to give a better idea of what it will look like.

The Thirsty Bear pub in London has already put tablets to use by enabling customers to order drinks on the devices. Now France-based Livmenu is using the same techonology to help diners see each meal being prepared to get a better idea of what it will look like.

One of the problems with trying a new restaurant is that customers are often anxious about ordering unfamiliar dishes. Even when pictures are included on a menu, it can still be hard to judge. The Livmenu system allows diners to peruse a text menu on tablet computers handed out by waiting staff – much like a standard menu – with videos showing the preparation of each item available upon tapping the option. The visual menu enables customers to make better decisions about their meal, therefore potentially improving their experience and leading to increased return visits. Videos are high definition and Livmenu places an emphasis on sleek design, making the system suitable for both mid-range and haute cuisine restaurants.

New technologies are helping traditionally text-based communications benefit from more visual and interactive forms. Could this be the future for food and drink venues?

Website: www.livmenu.com
Contact: info@livmenu.com

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