Our history
at a glance

Year 2024

January 2024:
New locations in Hamburg, Saxony and Bavaria

We are opening three new locations: two new staff restaurants in Hamburg and Dresden as well as the kitchen in a training college in Wasserburg am Inn.

January 2024:
Signing of the new collective agreement

We sign a new collective agreement with NGG Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten. VielfaltMenü is the only catering company in Germany with a focus on daycare and school catering with a collective agreement.

Year 2023

August 2023:
Signing of Charta der Vielfalt

VielfaltMenü signs the Charta der Vielfalt – a pioneering initiative that underlines our clear commitment to an appreciative and unprejudiced corporate culture.

August 2023:
Opening of the Osterholz-Scharmbeck kitchen location

The Osterholz-Scharmbeck site is opened and will now cater for pupils at the local school and from the surrounding area.

July 2023:
cook@school cookbook
gets an update

Just in time for the start of school, our redesigned cookbook is getting an update. It contains delicious plant-based recipes to cook with the family.

May 2023:
cook@school receives award

Our cook@school project wins the highly prized marketing award from Chefs Culinar and gvpraxis and is awarded gold.

May 2023:
New opening in Hanover

Another AusZeit company restaurant opens in Hanover

April 2023:
New look for VielfaltMenü

The further development of VielfaltMenü is also reflected in the new design, which reflects the company's values. We now have a new logo - our laughing plate - and a new website.

Year 2022

December 2022:
Member of the United Against Waste association

We are now an official member of United Against Waste – Germany and are actively campaigning against food waste.

October 2022:
Signing of the new collective agreement

We sign a new collective agreement with the Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (NGG) trade union. This makes us the only company in Germany with collective bargaining coverage in the school and daycare catering sector that specializes significantly in the education sector.

July 2022:
New opening in Stuttgart

Another company restaurant with the "AusZeit" concept opens in Stuttgart.

July 2022:
Cooperation with RECUP launched

We are introducing the RECUP reusable system.

February 2022:
"cook@school" reloaded

Our cook@school project - the cooking classroom is getting an update: together with ProVeg, the project is being switched to largely plant-based dishes.

January 2022:
Our first company restaurant opens in Hanover

We are experts in communal catering - not only for children and young people, but also for older guests. With the help of our many years of experience and expertise, we have developed the "AusZeit" catering concept for company catering. The first location opens in Hanover.

Year 2021

July 2021:
Foundation of VielfaltMenü GmbH

The education division of an international group is sold to the Certina Group and has been operating under the name VielfaltMenü GmbH ever since. Years of experience and expertise remain within the company, processes are optimized and regional responsibility is strengthened. The name VielfaltMenü is created in an ideas competition among employees. The high level of participation in the naming process reflects the strong identification of the workforce with the company.