THIS IS THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE CATERING COMPANY BROICH.
This is our story, what has made us what we are today!
We have developed tailor-made sustainability concepts for the areas of energy, purchasing, waste management and mobility and have been bio-certified by the Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz mbH. Emphasis is placed on regional products, if possible: grown in a purely organically way. Fair-trade goods and meat from animal welfare are given priority. Waste is disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Since 2011, we have repeatedly been certified with the Green Globe, the leading certification for sustainability in the event industry. In addition, thanks to our intensive work and our transparent way of doing things, the Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler has distinguished us as a sustainable business within the framework of the project “Sustainable Bonn – Konferenzort der Nachhaltigkeit” (“Sustainable Bonn – Sustainable Conference Venue”).
We try to sensitize our employees to the topic of food waste and to coach them towards a more conscious use of food as a valuable resource. The aim is to significantly reduce food waste within the company.
THE INNER VALUES MATTER!
BROICH is looking forward to working with Querfeld from 2019
A specialist in natural beauty
Due to the food industry’s craze for beauty, up to 30% of the harvest does not end up on our plates. The reason: Fruits and vegetables have to be beautiful, otherwise nobody will eat them. The Berlin company Querfeld proves that taste is not a question of appearance and that crooked carrots, knobbly tomatoes or cherries that are too small are just as tasty and healthy as their standardized representatives. In cooperation with farmers and producers from the region, the team around managing director Frederic Goldkorn has been making those “cross” fruits and vegetables socially acceptable again since 2016 in the Berlin and Munich area, which appear to be unsatisfactory for the trade. Their goal: to reduce food losses, create additional income for producers and make organic quality available at low prices. A concept that is not only enjoying increasing popularity with canteens, caterers and manufacturers, but was also awarded the “Too good for the bin!” Federal Prize in 2016 – and caught Georg Broich’s attention. Because the issues of sustainability and environmental awareness also play an important role in BROICH’s everyday life. And so from 2019 the premium caterer will be an enthusiastic buyer of peppers, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and various fruits of the new Querfeld branch in Mönchengladbach.
Not only crooked vegetables are too good for the bin!
Georg Broich has been personally committed to preventing food waste for years. He knows exactly how valuable food is and wants to convey this to even the youngest. For example, Querfeld uses “fruit and vegetables with little peculiarities” in schools and day-care centers to sensitize children to the topic of environmentally conscious enjoyment at an early stage and to show that the look does not affect the taste. But more diversity in nature should also land on the plate at company events and sports hospitality. A seasonal and regionally oriented purchase of products as well as a particularly resource-saving handling of food, energy and other consumer goods are a matter of course for the entire team.