Every two years, the business journal GV-Praxis awards the Frankfurt Prize to pioneering achievements in the field of community gastronomy. Delegate was proud to be part of the event enjoying an excellent evening together with many interesting and passionate people.
On the 7th of October 2019, three awards were presented in Cologne during the world’s largest nutrition fair, Anuga, in the Flora event house hall.
The winner in Business Catering was leonardi GmbH & Co. KG – company gastronomy for the implementation of clear principles in the preparation of food, in which the focus is on craftsmanship, products fresh from the market and regional offerings.
In the care segment, the catering management of the St. Elisabeth Group was honored for its clear focus on quality in the provision of food, thus making an important contribution to the recovery of patients and residents.
The Refugee Canteen project from Hamburg received a special honor. Fugitives and migrants are prepared for a gastronomic education or work school. Success in figures: Since 2017 approx. 120 participants from different nations have taken part and more than one in two has subsequently received a job in the catering trade or community catering. A project that helps with integration and counteracts the shortage of personnel in the industry.
The Axel Bohl Prize 2019 was also awarded during the festivities. The prize honors technologies that will be of great use in community catering in the future. The Auvisus project was chosen as the winner among many participants. The project improved the payment process (reduced errors and increased performance). Thus reducing waiting times at the checkout. This is made possible by automatic image recognition at the checkout. The tablet is placed under the camera, the image recognition classifies the components, followed by the payment process. Felix Schweikardt and Kai Dierenbach proudly accepted the award.
The event took place at an impressive location accompanied by an excellent three-course menu. A successful evening event including the 17th award ceremony of the Frankfurt Prize with over 300 invited guests.