NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BeeHex Inc., the world's first 3D pizza printing company, announces a collaboration with Pasquale Cozzolino, Executive Chef and owner of Ribalta, the Neapolitan restaurant in New York City and Atlanta. Chef Cozzolino will serve as an advisor, overseeing the dough, sauce and cheese recipes used in the 3D printer.
BeeHex, co-founded by tech celebrity Anjan Contractor, Jordan French, Chintan Kanuga and Benjamin Feltner, builds systems that solve problems in food production and dispensing. Its patent-pending pneumatic 3D printing hardware and app-to-order delivery system are revolutionizing the pizza industry with comparisons to the Star Trek Replicator and the Hydrator from Back to the Future: Part II. The company's developmental prototype prints an oven-ready pizza in practically any shape in under four minutes while its 3D printing kiosks print and bake a pizza every sixty seconds.
Contractor and French both worked on NASA projects, with Contractor being the inventor of NASA's first 3D food printer. Chintan Kanuga, CTO, is a 16-year veteran of Intel.
Using the freshest imported products from Italy, Ribalta holds ingredients to the highest standards, bringing authentic Italian cuisine and recipes from Naples to the United States. Serving traditional Neapolitan pizza, Chef Cozzolino has created a dough that is light and easily digestible as a result of carefully chosen flour, a "mother yeast" aged at 80 years and a maturation process that lasts up to five days. The sauce and cheese will be made from the best imported products from Italy, including tomatoes from Mount Vesuvius and mozzarella made from the milk of Neapolitan cows.
"We are excited to be working with such an inventive and forward-thinking company," says Chef Pasquale Cozzolino. "I am looking forward to using my experience in the culinary industry to create a pizza that can be 3D printed without sacrificing quality ingredients and taste."
"Chef Pasquale Cozzolino is one of the top pizza chefs in the world and has already proven invaluable at one of BeeHex's exhibitions in New York," says Jordan French, Chief Marketing Officer at BeeHex. "His expertise provides us the culinary expertise to make America's favorite food more accessible and customizable than ever before."
Combining Chef Cozzolino's culinary expertise and knowledge of pizza with BeeHex's groundbreaking technology, the team is creating a product that is sustainable, healthy and of the highest quality. Together, they are transforming the way society will look at food.
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