Thomas Grote is the Chief Catalyst Officer at the Edge Innovation Hub. As Chief Catalyst, he drives food-tech innovation for Grote family businesses and investments including Donatos Pizza—a family-owned national pizza chain, the Grote Company—a developer and manufacturer of industrial food automation equipment, and BeeHex—a 3D food printing company. The Edge Innovation Hub has developed and is currently commercializing the Sm^rt Saucer—a pizza sauce applicator for pizza operators.
Sessions for Thomas Grote
Option 6: Kitchen Automation: Lessons Learned and the Path ForwardLocation: Grand Sonoran B
A transformative panel discussion on the need for operational innovation and the realities learned while undertaking kitchen automation in the restaurant industry. Our panel includes: Thomas Grote, Chief Catalyst Officer at the Edge Innovation Hub; Jeff Cook, former Chief Engineer for McDonald’s Corp. and current Chief Operating Officer for EMJAC Industries; Peter Cryan, VP of Equipment Innovation & Automation at Inspire Brands; and moderator Dan Hartlein, President of Antunes.
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