Perfect Company, a developer of connected kitchen products, recently acquired The Orange Chef Co.’s Prep Pad related intellectual property (IP).
While the Prep Pad will be discontinued, Orange Chef’s patented technology will be incorporated into future Perfect smart scale and recipe app systems. Perfect Company will, however, provide continued customer service support for existing Prep Pad owners.
“After being acquired by Yummly, there wasn’t a home for our Prep Pad product,” said Santiago Merea, founder and former CEO of The Orange Chef. “We felt it was important not to abandon our users and to find the best home for the product going forward. Perfect Company is the clear leader in this category and Orange Chef believes it is the ‘perfect’ home for the Prep Pad product and technology.”
“Orange Chef has been a pioneer in the connected kitchen movement with extremely valuable IP,” said Michael Wallace, CEO, Perfect Co., based in Vancouver, Wash. “As we continue to develop our connected scale products and venture further into the health and nutrition space, we plan to leverage Orange Chef’s patented IoT technology, which not only measures nutrition of the food you prepare, but also records the recipes you make for next time.”
Yummly acquired The Orange Chef in 2015, but did not acquire the Prep Pad’s IP. Perfect Company has acquired the Prep Pad’s IP from Santiago Merea. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
In related news, a partnership with Vitamix was announced earlier this year for a custom Vitamix version of Perfect Blend.
Perfect Blend is the latest in the series of Perfect smart scale and recipe app systems that utilize Perfect Co.’s own patented IoT technology, allowing for on-screen real-time measuring of ingredients within easy-to-follow digital recipes. Perfect Bake, which offers savory dishes and sweet treats, was introduced in 2014, and Perfect Drink, which makes the perfect cocktails and mocktails, was introduced in 2013. Perfect Kitchen PRO, a special combo pack that is compatible with the entire suite of Perfect recipe apps, was launched exclusively with Sur La Table in 2016.