KWP Gemeinschaftsverpflegungsküche

Communal Catering

Preparing healthy food is also possible in large kitchens and for many people: if Fresh  and regional food is not only good for consumers but also for the climate, the environment and the regional economy.

buffet. Copyright by Umweltzeichen.

Climate protection in communal catering

Food and communal catering play a special role due to their broad impact and direct influence on the health and well-being of the people being catered for. Ambitious goals have also been set in the government programme, and concrete requirements can be found in the National Action Plan for Sustainable Public Procurement (naBe Action Plan).

climate plate at the cafeterias. Copyright by Österreichische Mensen.

A climate-friendly plate

How? Well, it's not the plate itself that protects the climate. It's what's on the plate: if seasonality and regionality are taken into account when cooking, then the climate is also being helped. For these reasons, Österreichische Mensen Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (ÖMBG) is introducing a cafeteria climate plate, so called Klimateller. Read more here about this project, which is not only challenging from a culinary point of view.