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More F&B firms in Singapore automating processes to cope with manpower crunch

Published on Apr 7, 2014 6:27 PM

SINGAPORE - More local firms in the food and beverage (F&B) sector are starting to automate their processes to deal with labour shortages.

For the last few months, TungLok has been employing three semi-automatic stir-frying devices for their catering arm.

With the machine, 10kg of ingredients - be it noodles, rice, seafood or other dishes - can be cooked in just minutes.

One-year-old cheesesteak restaurant Yellow Submarine has also been employing what it calls a combi oven, which simultaneously allows baking, steaming, braising, and keeps food warm. This allows the restaurant to cut its manpower needs by about 40 per cent.

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