Nestlé’s New GoodNes Skill for Amazon Alexa Turns Any Device with Amazon Alexa into a True Cooking Companion with Visual Guide

Launch marks the beginning of Nestlé’s efforts to enrich the kitchen experience using voice-assistant technologies

To Press Releases listSan Francisco, Calif.,May 17, 2017

Nestlé is bringing Amazon Alexa customers a unique “visual voice browsing” experience for the kitchen with the debut of the GoodNes skill for Amazon Alexa. Alexa device customers can now enhance their cooking experience with voice instructions, and a visual guide that allows users to hear and see recipe steps in their paired web browser, along with access to nutritional information, ingredients, fun facts and how-to videos designed to help consumers learn new cooking techniques.



The GoodNes skill for Amazon Alexa, available now in the Alexa Skills Store, allows users to activate top recipes from GoodNes.com, Nestlé USA’s resource to help consumers transform simple ingredients into delicious meals, snacks and drinks for all occasions. Customers can open the skill by saying, “Alexa, open GoodNes.” From there, they can ask further questions like “Alexa, what are the ingredients,” “Alexa, tell me about nutritional information” and “Alexa, what utensils will I need?” and access interactive, voice-assisted visual guides and content to enjoy a richer cooking experience. The skill was developed by Nestlé’s Silicon Valley Innovation Outpost (SVIO) in San Francisco, and marks the beginning of their efforts to build new consumer experiences that elevate time spent in the kitchen.

“We developed the GoodNes skill for Amazon Alexa to help digitally-enabled consumers looking for simpler, more convenient, and more inspirational meal solutions and guidance,” said Josh Baillon, Digital Innovation Manager. “This cooking skill is just one of many exciting innovations we are working on here at the SVIO.”

“Customers love asking Alexa for help in the kitchen, so we’re thrilled that GoodNes is taking the cooking experience to the next level,” said Rob Pulciani, Director Amazon Alexa. “With the GoodNes skill, not only can customers easily ask Alexa for recipes and guidance, but they’ll also receive helpful on-screen guides and cues within a web browser on their laptop or tablet. We’re excited for customers to begin using this new functionality within the GoodNes skill for Amazon Alexa.”

The GoodNes voice-assisted cooking skill for Amazon Alexa can be found in the Alexa store. Once the skill is enabled, users can link their account with their email to receive a link to their unique visual guide. The GoodNes visual guide is compatible with Chrome and Safari web browsers on tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

For a look at how the GoodNes skill can assist your culinary experiences, take a look at this video.

About Nestlé in the United States

Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our 51,000 employees in the United States are committed to enhancing quality of life, contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, our communities and the planet. Nestlé in the United States offers a wide and varied portfolio of food and beverage products for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé in the United States consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the United States totaling more than $27 billion in 2016. For more information, visit Nestléusa.com or Facebook.com/NestléUSA.

Media Contacts:

Nestle USA, Inc.
Edie Burge
+1 818 551 3284
edie.burge@us.nestle.com.