Automation and AI will continue to play a big part in the food industry in 2019. The emerging trend of ghost restaurants (or delivery only restaurants) will rely on robots for efficiency.
Smart ovens are set to replace many appliances in the kitchen – convection oven, dehydrator, air fryer, slow cooker, warming drawer, broiler and toaster.
The sophisticated use of AI technologies for data mining will continue this year, as well, in order to stay on top of consumer habits.
Here is a detailed look on the trends in the food industry: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2018/12/18/top-food-technology-trends-you-will-see-in-2019/#448cfa0d5a7e