What if the chef coat had a technology transformation equipped with fans, microchips and computer screens? Roberta Donato, proposed a theory for a new chef coat redesigned with technology in mind.
Picture by Roberta Donato, source: http://www.theculinaryexchange.com/food-innovation/future-chefware-a-fashionista-in-the-kitchen/#.XbLp2-hKi1s
After reviewing her sketch, I found it completely intriguing in terms of design and technological advances. Having interactive computer screens would allow for chefs to access information quickly, fans for cooling around the neck, heat sensors, and magnets would improve the chef jacket immensely. This would be something to bring up to students as this could be a great discussion and could be turned into a lesson for students to create their own chef jacket with technological adjustments.
When it comes to wearable/fabric technologies, there are many avenues that could be taken, such as iWatches, GoPros and light up/ motion sensored items. Using GoPros in the culinary classroom would allow for students to create their own videos, hands free which is a win for sanitation! They could create videos that are similar to the popular ‘Tasty’ videos.
Another way to include wearable technology in the class would be using Google Glass, would would allow my students to watch a video of my on their smartphone/ school device and copy the process as they work in the kitchen. This would change the dynamic of cooking labs forever!
Donato, R., & Robinson, M. (2017, March 8). The Future of Chefware: A Fashionista In The Kitchen. Retrieved from http://www.theculinaryexchange.com/food-innovation/future-chefware-a-fashionista-in-the-kitchen/#.XbLp2-hKi1s.
Socher, R., Socher, R. S. R., Socher, R., Socher, R., Wearable Technologies, & Wearable Technologies. (2018, September 6). How Wearable Technology Can Transform the Restaurant Industry? Retrieved from https://www.wearable-technologies.com/2018/08/how-wearable-technology-can-transform-the-restaurant-industry/.