GFS Partnership Addresses Industry Labor Shortage with Robotic Food Prepping

WYOMING — As a food distributor serving a large swath of the country, Gordon Food Service Inc. is closely involved with the pain points facing restaurants and food service operations.

Labor availability is one persistent challenge that has led to GFS’s recent partnership with Dexai Robotics.

The Boston-based company has developed a robotic system for commercial kitchens called Alfred, which consists of a flexible robotic arm surrounded by several receptacles for food ingredients, all controlled by a tablet and app. Users are able to program their own recipes into the system ingredient by ingredient.

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