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Worth knowing - Naturally Organic - Sustainability

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:


Organic Potatoes

Organic carots

Hephata Diakonie Companies:

- Gut Halbersdorf, Spangenberg

Origin: Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen (University of Kassel), Grebenstein


Hessische Staatsdomäne

Organic meat products

Butcher Armbröster, Lohfelden

Biometzgerei Armbröster

Organic breakfast eggs (boiled eggs)

Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen (University of Kassel), Grebenstein

Hephata Diakonie Company Gut Halbersdorf, Spangenberg


Hessische Staatsdomäne


Fresh fruits, salats and vegetables from the region

T. Meissner Frucht-Handels-GmbH, Kassel

Meissner Fruchthandel

Regional Salads of the seasonBiohof 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

Schlachthaus Warburg

Fleischerei Dressler

Werner Sauer

Landfleischerei Koch


Fresh dairy products and tofu products

Heinrich Stein OHG, Kassel

Heinrich Stein

Fresh pastry products

Backhaus Schwarz, Bad Wildungen

Backhaus Schwarz
Fresh lahmacunOrient Bäckerei e.K., Kassel---

Beer and Beer specialities from Hütt-Brauerei, Baunatal

Getränke Waldhoff GmbH, Kassel

Waldhoff Getränke

Fresh troutsAqua Handelsfisch, EdermündeAqua Handelsfisch
Various types of flourPariser Mühle, Kasselwww.pariser-muehle.de
Especially for the canteen in Witzenhausen:

Organic dry goods, organic juices, organic lemonades

Naturkost Elkershausen GmbH, Göttingen

Naturkost Elkershausen

Organic vegetables

T. Meissner Frucht-Handels-GmbH, Kassel

Meissner Fruchthandel
Juices from regional fruitsSaftmobil GbR, GudensbergSaftmobil


Green means organic

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.

Simply healthy

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.

No genetically modified foods

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.

No to Laying Cage Systems

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.

Transfair as much as possible

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.

Climate protection with a knife and a fork

Meatless and vegan food meet the trend and are part of our offerings in canteens and cafeterias.

Of course environmentally friendly

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.


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