Berlin Cuisine gets going - with countless inspirations and insights. Because our founder Max Jensen was on a long journey through various star and street kitchens in Southeast Asia shortly before.
We hire five employees and rent our first kitchen. 120 square metres in size, in the middle of Berlin's wholesale market. The perfect place for us to have direct access to the freshest and best ingredients.
We expand our team and successfully hold our first events with more than 250 guests. Along the way, we continue to develop our Contemporary Taste.
This results in various signature dishes - one of them: the rocket. With pickled salmon or sweet potatoes, salad and a special vinaigrette, we ignite the taste explosion. First in our kitchen, later at almost every event. The Berlin Cuisine concept works.
Word of Berlin Cuisine's standards and quality is spreading - more and more renowned customers are placing their trust in us. And so we are growing to a team of 22.
For the first time, we inspire over 3,500 guests at an event with our flying menus. And we are proud to be the caterer for Borussia Dortmund's DFB Cup celebration and Berlin Foodweek.
Our energy and order levels are rising steeply. We run over 720 events - from the annual conference to the Christmas market.
Thanks to now 50 employees at a constant maximum level. Numerous long-standing customer relationships grow during this time. Berlin Cuisine has become a reliable catering partner that exceeds expectations every time - at BVB as well as at Zalando. We are ready for the next level.
This autumn, the champagne corks will be popping for us: We will be "Caterer of the Year" for the first time.
Our concept "The Taste" convinces the demanding jury of the trade magazine Catering Inside. We also become a hospitality partner for Hertha BSC and take over VIP catering at the Olympic Stadium. In 2017, we grow beyond Berlin's borders. Berlin Cuisine opens a location in Munich.
Berlin Cuisine goes digital - we develop the "MyMenu" catering app. It provides our customers' guests with a unique catering experience.
With just a few clicks, they can find out what's in our dishes. The app is perfect for catering to individual needs and guiding guests more quickly to the right food. Our event highlight in 2018: the European Athletics Championships - around 6,000 VIPs and athletes experience our Contemporary Taste.
Sustainability plays a big role at Berlin Cuisine. But with Sustainable Pleasure we are taking this claim to a new level.
All dishes are served on edible ingredients - that's how zero waste catering works. Sustainable Pleasure is the prelude to a whole series of further premium food concepts from Berlin Cuisine. Under the motto "We surprise and excite", we continue to push our creativity and innovative spirit.
After a great start, the Corona pandemic is slowing down the entire event and catering industry. It is also a challenge for us - but also an enormous energy boost.
We bring our Taste into glasses and boxes. With Souljar, we deliver soul food in a jar to the home office. We also save the virtual Christmas parties of many companies with 20,000 high-quality food boxes. Another highlight: we are reviving Berlin's legendary Ballhaus Clärchens.
We are launching Virtual Taste - our livestream catering concept. From a specially set-up BC studio, we host live cooking events
At these virtual events, up to 700 of our customers' employees can cook together virtually. In addition, we set new standards in safety and hygiene guidelines: we introduce the HACCP system and successfully pass the even stricter TÜV SÜD audit.
We are ready for more - more flexible and innovative than ever before - for live, virtual or hybrid events.