The imposing Reichstag building in Berlin with its new glass dome is where the German parliament meets.
In the Berlin Reichstag, the chefs cook on “Ceran” glass ceramic cooktops.
Unlike when they were in Bonn, members of parliament in Berlin are now looked after by a catering specialist. Käfer Berlin GmbH has been entrusted with running the catering units for the Bundestag (the German Parliament) in the Reichstag building in Berlin.
The logistics are somewhat tricky. There are 700 or so deputies in the separate area for parliamentarians plus visitors to the Reichstag to be served. One of the complications is the wide variation in numbers that occur as a result of the breaks in specific working hours and meetings. Another factor to be taken into account is the great difference in taste among members of parliament and the often very short meal times.
The Hamburg company LZ-Plan-Team für Verpflegungstechnik GmbH designed a kitchen layout over three floors after careful analysis of the location.
Tenders for the supply of the kitchen equipment were invited on a Europe-wide basis and the contract was awarded to Electrolux Therma. The decisive factors in this were the entrepreneurial concept and the level of quality to be expected.
Open plan kitchens
Aesthetic as well as functional: the open, see-through kitchen of the Berlin Reichstag is equipped with “Ceran” glass ceramic cooktop panels.
“Ceran” is standard in the kitchens of the world today. After almost 30 years, in which SCHOTT has produced more than 45 million cooktop panels, “Ceran” has now become a parliamentary standard too.