Getting pizzas in a typical square or circle shape doesn’t have to be the norm anymore.
A new printer called the Chef 3D can make pizzas into any shape you desire, be it a traditional circle, a heart, or even the continental United States.
The printer was developed by BeeHex, who just raised $1 million in seed funding to launch the Chef 3D with pilot food industry customers in 2017, according to TechCrunch. Chef 3D can be programmed to print any pizza shape that a customer desires, and will print out the dough, sauce, and cheese that can then be baked within minutes.
This allows for some unique pizza shapes to form, and would be great for themed pizzas at ballparks, theme parks, or to just help get pizza out quickly at chains like Pizza Hut and Domino’s. Toppings can simply be added on after the pizza shape is formed.
The printer isn’t a one-trick pony, as it can also customize the printed pizza based on the needs of the customer who ordered. It can be used for gluten-free or even vegan pizza just as easily as it can make a cheese pizza.
Think about all the different shapes and types of pizza that you could make with this machine. With pizza being such a universally loved food, there’s no end to the possibilities of creations you could make.
While consumers won’t be able to buy this printer, the Chef 3D is a machine that many businesses may utilize to produce their pizzas in the future.
If you want to see the Chef 3D make this pizza for yourself, BeeHex will demo the printer at the upcoming International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.