Not only is the canteen in Witzenhausen (which was awarded with the "BioStar" in 2003) working hard to get and use groceries from organically run farms, so are the cafeterias in Kassel.
Inexpensive and quality organic products like breakfast eggs, coffee, tea, juices, can be found in the cafeterias.
In 2003 the Studierendenwerk was awarded, after successful control, a Bio-Certificate and has since the been allowed to put the seal of organic control on all of its organic food (codenumber: DE-ÖKO-039).
Short distances for fresh products: Many foods we serve in our canteens are regional products - to give but a few examples:
Hephata Diakonie Companies:
- Gut Halbersdorf, Spangenberg
Origin: Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen (University of Kassel), Grebenstein
Organic meat products
|Butcher Armbröster, Lohfelden|
Organic breakfast eggs (boiled eggs)
Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen (University of Kassel), Grebenstein
Hephata Diakonie Company Gut Halbersdorf, Spangenberg
Fresh fruits, salats and vegetables from the region
T. Meissner Frucht-Handels-GmbH, Kassel
|Regional Salads of the season||Biohof Ruhlengut, Morschen (DE-ÖKO-022)||Biogemüse Nordhessen|
Fresh meat and sausage products
Fleischerei Dreßler KG, Großalmerode;
Fleisch- und Wurstwaren Werner Sauer, Naumburg
Landfleischerei Koch, Calden
Fresh dairy products and tofu products
Heinrich Stein OHG, Kassel
Fresh pastry products
Backhaus Schwarz, Bad Wildungen
|Fresh lahmacun||Orient Bäckerei e.K., Kassel||---|
Getränke Waldhoff GmbH, Kassel
|Fresh trouts||Aqua Handelsfisch, Edermünde||Aqua Handelsfisch|
|Various types of flour||Pariser Mühle, Kassel||www.pariser-muehle.de|
|Especially for the canteen in Witzenhausen:|
Organic dry goods, organic juices, organic lemonades
Naturkost Elkershausen GmbH, Göttingen
T. Meissner Frucht-Handels-GmbH, Kassel
|Juices from regional fruits||Saftmobil GbR, Gudensberg||Saftmobil|
Green bowls for side dishes in the dining halls allows for more transparency and proves without a doubt, that our boiled potatoes are 100% organic.
Next to that there are futher meals from organic products and more conventional ingredients, such as: raw vegetables-carrot salad, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes and potatoe soup. In Witzenhausen, a green bowl always means 100% organic.
In the interest of your health, we buy ingredients that are virtually free of any additives that are required to be labeled. For example, there is no sodium glutamate in any of our dishes.
We do not use any products that are genetically modified in any of our dining halls. To guarantee this, we require our suppliers to bring non-genetically modified foods; for this they are obliged.
At our canteens and cafeterias, we completely do without eggs from battery-caged hens. Because of this, Studierendenwerk Kassel was awarded the animal protection award "Das Goldene Ei" in 2011.
This award comes from "Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt" and the international animal rights organisation "Compassion in World Farming".
In addition, all boiled eggs in the cafeterias are organic eggs.
Fair to humans, fair to Nature: We serve fair-trade-coffee from egological production. Wherever economically possible teas and sweets are from fair businesses and ecological production, too.
Meatless and vegan food meet the trend and are part of our offerings in canteens and cafeterias.
It's self-evident that all of our duties are performed in a consistently environmentally conscious way. Wherever possible we avoid disposable packages and support the use of deposit packages and thermo cups. Energetic cleaning of student housing and the use of rain water collectors are more examples of our environment protection efforts.
#BecherBonus: We support the initiative BecherBonus of the Hessian Ministry of the Environment for waste reduction. If you bring your own reusable cup for your hot drink, you will pay 10 cents less per drink from 1 March 2017. Reusable deposit cups or buyable thermos cups are available in all cafeterias.
The disposable one-way-cups in our cafeterias are internally coated with the bio-plastic polylactic acid (PLA) and certified according to DIN 13432 100% compostable. PLA is based on industrial starch and comes completely without fossil raw materials. The cup lids are also made from PLA and are therefore completely biodegradable.
The sale of one-way-cups helps us to finance organic food such as organic carrots and organic potatoes in the canteens.