Introducing our first food-inspired bot with Chef Heston Blumenthal

Have you ever dreamed of having your own personal chef? Your own kitchen guru to suggest the perfect menu, give you quick cooking tips, or even inspire unexpectedly delicious flavor combinations for you to experiment with. (Turns out, chocolate and caviar is a match made in food heaven!)

Whether you’re new to cooking or a seasoned pro, we want to empower you to think differently about food. That’s why we’re excited to launch the first-ever food-inspired “Heston Bot” exclusively for Skype, bringing you up close and personal with legendary Chef Heston Blumenthal, whose creative and technical expertise, welcoming personality and experimental flair will now be accessible to all through the Heston Bot.

Heston Blumenthal
Photo credit: Alisa Connan

Combing a lifetime of culinary experimentation with the power of conversational computing, the Heston Bot provides users with eye-opening cooking tips, exclusive seasonal menus, and personal anecdotes directly from the master. With Heston, cooking becomes a fun and immersive experience that evolves as your skills do. Every month, the Heston Bot will deliver to you new recipes based on different seasons and themes, so you never get bored with the same recipes. And stay tuned during the weeks in between episodes for additional bursts of cooking info, stories, and chats from Heston.

Hear a bit more about this exclusive experience from Heston himself:

We hope our brand new Heston Bot inspires you to embark on a new culinary adventure— “questioning everything” (as Heston would say) as you grow both your cooking skills and love of food.

To add the Heston Bot, simply search for “Heston Bot” in the Skype Bot Directory, read the bot’s profile and terms, and then click “Add to Contacts”.

To see these new updates as they begin to roll out today, make sure you’re on the latest Skype app for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, or Web. To learn more about bots, please visit our Skype FAQ and Skype Bots feature page.