Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchen, today!
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July 18

Kitchen Confidential #4 - Efficiency!

Hello fellow humans,

Welcome to our fourth serving of Kitchen Confidential! As humans and definitely not robots, we love efficiency! But what is efficiency in Automachef and how can you make sure you’re always operating at 100% and maximising your profit margins?

Maximum Efficiency!

In the kitchen, efficiency is a metric between 1% and 100% that’s calculated on both ingredient and energy usage. In order to reach the glorious upper echelons of 80% - 100% you’ll need to use the exact amount of ingredients and as little energy as possible to finisher all of your customer’s orders.

In Campaign mode you won’t have to be too concerned about maintaining a high efficiency, but management will certainly appreciate it if you do! Contracts Mode is a different story, some of the more challenging contracts will offer greater rewards the higher your efficiency percentage. After all, what clients would want to buy a wasteful kitchen!?

Tips for the top!

Use the minimum amount of machines

There’s little point in having overly long conveyer belts snaking around the kitchen when a more compact layout would normally be more efficient. We do concede that having a giant conveyer belt is pretty cool though.

If you’re not using it, turn it off

You can dramatically reduce your energy waste by only turning high-power machines on when they’re needed. Why have a 3,000 watt electric grill running when there’s no burgers on it?! If your kitchen isn’t overly busy you can even set machines into a ‘power saving mode’ to be even more economical! Just don’t forget to turn that mode off when things get busy…

Only dispense the ingredients that are needed

Time to become best friends with your Order Readers! These fine machines can be commanded to only spawn new ingredients when an order is placed, rather than rapid firing out cheese every two seconds.

The timing of your dispensers is key here. Making sure they line up with your ingredient ratios used in a given recipe is a very good idea. One example of this is preparing a meal that required two slices of bread but only one tomato, in this case you’d need to set up a ‘time between ingredients’ so that the tomato dispenser is twice that of the bread slice dispenser.

Go forth and be thrifty!

That wraps up our introduction to efficiency in Automachef. We hope this helps you make the finest energy saving kitchens the land of fast food has ever seen!

But if you do want to make a monstrous spaghetti like conveyer belt now and again, we really don’t blame you as it is rather fun.

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July 12

Kitchen Confidential #3 - Steam Workshop Support!

Hello fellow humans,

Welcome to our third Kitchen Confidential! To wrap up the week we’re going to be explaining the Steam Workshop support that’ll be coming to Automachef when it launches on July 23rd!

When deciding how to implement Steam Workshop support we focused on empowering our community to create and share amazing, fun and challenging content with other players.

This led us to create three different ways for players to utilise the Workshop with Automachef: Scenarios, Test Sites and Mods…

Power to the player!


Using our built-in scenario editor you’ll be able to create your very own levels for the game in a breeze! From the level objectives and what’s on the menu, to the environment that’ll be played in, you’ll have full control.

If you’re thinking of creating incredibly tricky or devious levels, just know you’ll have to play and successfully complete it before you’ll be able to upload it to the Steam Workshop!

Test Sites

Add together infinite funds, every recipe and machine plus a whole lot of space and you’ve got the Test Site. Create your most impressive, mind bending or hilarious kitchens here and upload them to the Steam Workshop to share with the community!

Dazzle them with your 100% totally human abilities.


Is there a specific meal or ingredient not in the game that you feel should be?
Do you think that our existing dishes are too easy to prepare?
Do you want to live the millenial dream and put avocado on every recipe?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then you’re going to love our mod support for Automachef!

All Steam players will be able to download the Automachef SDK and create their own ingredients and recipes for the game. But wait, it gets better! We firmly believe that sharing is caring, so you’ll be able to upload your creations to the Steam Workshop for other players to use, as well as downloading their mods to use in your own kitchen too.

The possibilities are endless!

Food for thought!

That wraps up our introduction to how Steam Workshop will be implemented in Automachef, we’re excited to see what you all create come July 23rd!

Now all you have to do is decide what you want to create...

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About This Game

Welcome to Automachef, a resource management puzzler where you design kitchens, program machinery and watch your genius come to life! It’s time to engineer tomorrow’s kitchens, today!

Plan. Position. Program:

Design and build automated restaurants, then program them to run like well-oiled machines! Do you have a can-do attitude and the know-how to conquer the world of automated restaurants?

Challenging Puzzles:

Fine tune your mind as you tackle intricate spatial, resource management and scenario puzzles! Not enough hot dogs? You’ll sort it! Kitchens on fire? No problem for a smart human like you!

Multiple Brain-Tickling Modes:

Take on the campaign levels, traverse your way through the business world in contracts mode, or just go nuts and bolts in the sandbox test mode and play until you get your fill!

Endless Charm and Quirky Humour:

All delivered in an abundance by our helplessly misguided human protagonist- Robert Person. Who is definitely a human. Don’t ask questions.

Mod Support:

Think you could bring some more pizazz to the table? GREAT! Step on up to the plate and create your own ingredients, recipes and scenario levels via Steam Workshop!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD A8-5600K
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7770
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or Ryzen 3 2200G
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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