Danish combi oven manufacturer HOUNÖ is a finalist for the Best New Hospitality Equipment Product Award at Fine Foods 2017 for their Let’s Cook Cloud Solution. It is a cloud ecosystem for the food service industry, which enables a real-time overview of your oven fleet.
The Let’s Cook Cloud Solution lets you access and monitor your ovens anytime, anywhere, and on any device. There is no limit on how many ovens you can connect to Let’s Cook.
Let’s Cook is designed based on industry input. HOUNÖ interviewed end users, dealers, service partners, chain accounts and more in order to identify their needs and wants. The combination of understanding customer challenges and IoT/cloud technology is the foundation of Let’s Cook. It makes valuable services available in a user-friendly digital solution, which is scalable from individual restaurants to global restaurant chains.
HOUNÖ’s design philosophy is that advanced technology should provide simplicity. Let’s Cook helps digitalize the food service industry, which provides many benefits. The cloud solution addresses concrete challenges in the industry. This makes essential activities easier and cheaper – and thus more competitive.
Distribution of recipes
Distribution of new recipes and new software usually involves significant costs for restaurant chains; a technician must visit each oven to upload data from a USB key to the oven. It is expensive and time consuming. This makes it difficult to react quickly to market demands, since changing a menu comes with significant costs.
With Let’s Cook, menu management becomes simple, fast and safe. Let’s Cook facilitates distribution of recipes and software from chains’ headquarters to each connected oven in the restaurants. This improves and simplifies workflows, saves time, minimize costs, and eliminate mistakes.
In case of operational issues, the technician usually has to visit twice – first to find the error and then to repair the oven with the correct spare part. This prolongs the downtime of the oven, which is of major importance to the restaurant’s earnings.
Let’s Cook gives you a quick and easy overview of your oven fleet, as the interface design is user-friendly and intuitive with a welcoming Scandinavian feel.
In addition, the cloud solution will notify you before operational problems arise. The notification is simultaneously sent to the technician so that he can see the oven’s service status and which components that need replacement soon. This allows for proactive prevention of operational issues and eliminates downtime.
It can be difficult to collect consumption data and get operational insights. It might also be difficult to prove that the food is prepared in accordance with applicable food safety requirements (HACCP).
The cloud solution provides real-time knowledge of usage and product performance through consumption data. At the same time, you have access to a HAACP library that documents the cooking processes.
With the consumption hub in Let’s Cook, you can see all your consumption data and download it to your own system. You can use this information to calculate running costs. It provides increased control and ability to optimize procedures.
For example, you can limit unnecessary use of electricity, water, etc. by avoiding “bad habits” such as always keeping the oven warm or always using the long cleaning program. The cloud solution enables smarter and more efficient workflows in the kitchen; the right usage pattern minimizes both monetary and environmental costs – and contributes to sustainable outcomes.
Let’s Cook Cloud Solution is a complimentary product to HOUNÖ combi ovens – an optional additional feature, which can be purchased together with HOUNÖ SmartTouch® ovens.
Experience Let’s Cook here: https://youtu.be/t5wSfVinCfg
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