45 years of Gourmet Business. Managing Director Herbert Fuchs with Markus Stacherl, chef in the development kitchen – portrayed in full action before the corona pandemic.
Flexible business catering with a focus on healthy nutrition has been the central quality standard for the Austrian caterer Gourmet Business for the past 45 years. In 1975 the Austrian industry leader started with a small kitchen in St. Pölten.
"With our flexible À la Carte system, it was suddenly possible even for companies without their own canteen
to provide their employees with a hot lunch every day," says Gourmet Managing Director Herbert Fuchs, recalling the company's beginnings. "We started with a small range of frozen meals. We soon succeeded in getting more and more companies enthusiastic about the idea and making a name for ourselves as an innovative partner for eating at work". Where in 1975 at the start 17 employees
prepared fresh food in St. Pölten for surrounding companies, today up to 1,500 employees
work at different locations
. 2,500 companies in Austria and Germany alone rely on the food quality of Gourmet Business.
45 years of having lunch at work with Gourmet Business.
For its 45th anniversary in September, Gourmet Business is offering a culinary journey through time with popular classics at special prices. Gourmet managers have always attached particular importance to ingredients from their own region
, choosing foods and recipes to suit the season
and had themselves certified organic as early as 1997
. A team of nutritionists and chefs ensure the quality of the food. Gourmet Business are proud to have accompanied some of their customers for more than 20 years
In order to tailor the range of dishes to the customer's wishes, the company conducts regular guest surveys
and maintains personal contact. Of course, individual nutritional needs such as gluten or lactose intolerance as well as the desire for vegetarian or vegan nutrition are taken into account. Since the à la Carte system responds to the wishes of the guests and serves in portions, foodwaste as well as too many transports are avoided by ordering in advance.
According to their information, Gourmet Business is the market leader in Austria's mass catering sector and supplies companies as well as homes, hospitals, schools and people at home with ready-made frozen meals à la carte. It also supplies the food retail trade and can take over an emergency supply in a crisis. According to Gourmet, the food is mainly sourced in Austria – with a seasonal focus. Many products are purchased in organic quality. Gourmet operates company restaurants throughout Austria, cafés and restaurants in Vienna and the canteen kitchens in St. Pölten and Vienna. The company also owns the subsidiary SF Franken Catering with a kitchen in Nuremberg. Gourmet is a subsidiary of Vivatis Holding AG. With almost 2,700 employees and an annual turnover of 882 million Euros, Vivatis Holding AG is one of the largest purely Austrian companies in the food and luxury food sector, they say.