A Peek Inside Microsoft’s All-Electric Kitchen

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s also the heart of the campus. Which is why our partners at Microsoft have spent the past five-plus years imagining, designing, and creating the first commercial-grade electric kitchen — a revolutionary move away from gas that promises 100% carbon-free cooking. During a recent visit to Microsoft’s flagship Puget Sound campus, several members of the Artemis Ward team had the chance to tour the just-opened all-electric dining hall at one of the company’s newest buildings, One Esterra.

From electric induction woks to large-volume induction cooktops, the state-of-the-art equipment at the nine restaurants in the One Esterra dining hall turns traditional gas-fueled cooking on its head — all without sacrificing quality of taste, authenticity of ingredients, diversity of cuisine, or the vibrant visual experience that makes every meal a little more special. At 13,000 square feet, the first-of-its-kind electric dining hall at One Esterra paves the way for a larger (77,000 square feet) version coming to Puget Sound soon — and provides the proof of concept needed for kitchens across corporate and commercial worlds to make the game-changing shift from gas to electric.

A few hours before we toured the One Esterra dining hall, GeekWire‘s Kurt Schlosser stopped by. Check out his full story here.

A photo of an empty restaurant kitchen

Interested in the sustainability work we’ve done with Microsoft? Explore the full case study here.

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