Germany’s fairgourmet provides 100% Sustainable Catering

Germany’s fairgourmet provides 100% Sustainable Catering
May 14, 2014 Arton Kabashi

Did you know that sugar cane waste can look very appealing, and cellulose can be a valuable ingredient for food and beverage packaging?

Germany’s largest catering company, fairgourmet, recently launched a new line of environmentally-friendly and biodegradable plates and dishes: Cups for hot and cold beverages, as well as cutlery are made of cellulose, plates for snacks and soups are made of sugar cane waste. Using renewable resources, which are biodegradable, is yet another step to green any meeting and event.

fairgourmet is a subsidiary of Germany’s Leipziger Messe group, a top performing Green Globe member for years. The entire Leipziger Messe corporate group, their associates, and subsidiaries, are committed to the philosophy of sustainability. fairgourmet provides an all-in-one catering concept for conventions, congresses, and trade shows. The catering company focuses on regional products, supporting the local economy; suppliers are typically within a radius of 100 miles.

The new packaging concept reflects the company’s mission statement of ‘Growing in Balance’, integrating best practices into the core of everyday corporate life.

“Being part of the Green Globe program and certification process, allows us to continuously improve our efforts, and strive for the best possible solutions,” said Detlef Knaack, Managing Director at fairgourmet. “It is our goal to provide 100% sustainable catering for meetings and events, and our new packaging concept is an important step into this direction.”

fairgourmet’s consistent sustainable approach includes organic and fair trade products. Since 2011, only fair trade-labelled coffee has been served on the entire convention grounds in Leipzig. After the recent successful certification, their coffee now carries the ‘organic’ seal of quality. As part of the certification process, fairgourmet employees are trained in the proper handling of organic products.

About fairgourmet GmbH

fairgourmet is part of the Leipziger Messe group, and is specialized on catering for large trade shows, meetings, and events. The gourmet caterer developed a unique concept, a perfect creation of food and presentation. The company’s portfolio includes exclusive gala dinners, company events, public events, and individual catering for private events. Established in 1996, fairgourmet is the largest catering company in Germany.

About Leipziger Messe

The Leipziger Messe is one of the oldest and most popular trade fair companies in Germany, with a history stretching back almost 850 years. Leipziger Messe organizes events in Leipzig and various locations throughout Germany and abroad. As an all-inclusive service provider, the company accommodates the entire range of events. In combination with the Congress Center Leipzig, the Leipzig trade fair grounds count among the most modern facilities in the world. State-of-the-art facilities and high-tech communications systems blend with exciting architecture, landscaping and contemporary design. The exhibition area offers 111,300 m² and an open-air space of 70,000 m². The venue hosts around 40 trade fairs, over a hundred conventions, and numerous corporate events every year, and has secured a top spot on the list for meeting and convention planners worldwide.


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