Working time is life time. And that is precisely why the corporate dining culture is always an expression of appreciation for employees. The socializing power of food and drink is also becoming increasingly important in companies and businesses. Large corporations such as Google, Spotify, Dropbox and others have led the way: Their company restaurants are no longer about quick calorie intake – they’re about enjoyment, conscious relaxation and, above all, communication, networking and creative exchange. The communal catering of the future in companies is therefore less and less of a culinary threat and more and more comparable to a real restaurant visit; and quite incidentally part of the company health management as well as the communication and regeneration culture. Driven by the megatrends of health, new work and individualization, company catering is therefore experiencing an upgrade – “work-food balance” is becoming a central component of progressive companies. Whether at VW, Daimler, BASF or Fischer – more vegetarian or vegan dishes are increasingly appearing on the menu in canteens, fresh food is being cooked with organic, regional and seasonal ingredients, and action is being taken against food waste.
Best practices: GOOGLE’S PLANT FORWARD , WEWORK’S NO MEAT POLICY , LINDE AGORA , VOLKSWAGEN