How do we work in the canteen?

The stereotypes about the cafeteria are as old as the cafeteria itself, and given those unbeatable prices - can it be freshly cooked, locally sourced or even sustainable?
Yes! In our cafeterias, cooks enjoy preparing fresh meals at work. If possible, we also shop regionally. This is not available for "cheap". The meal price is kept low with subsidies from the state and with a contribution share from the social contribution student-friendly. Thus, healthy mixed food and vegetarian dishes are served at attractive prices in the cafeterias.

Our Philosophy
Fresh ingredients prepared deliciously.
  • Freshly cooked is well eaten. The canteens are supplied daily with fresh food, storage is largely limited to dry goods (e.g. pasta).
  • Experienced chefs prepare meat, fish, vegetables and side dishes with their skilled hands in such a way that they arrive right on time for lunch. We don't cook in advance, but it is reproduced in the course of the lunchtime - even those who come at 1 pm have a freshly prepared menu on their plate.
Regional
  • Due to the mild climate on the one hand and the seasonal cafeteria menu on the other, local vegetables are served almost all year round. As a member of a purchasing cooperative of southwest German student unions, the Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz benefits from attractive purchase prices - one of several prerequisites for reasonably priced canteen meals.

Sustainability
  • We purchase all our coffee and cocoa according to Fairtrade standards. As an environmentally friendly alternative to the coffee-to-go disposable cup there is the Campus Cup, a modern porcelain cup.
  • In addition, the fish products of the Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz come exclusively from sustainable fishing.
  • Too good for the garbage: The Studierendenwerk Vorderpfalz plans its daily production volume on the basis of empirical values. In this way, the food for each kitchen is not only bought with foresight. The portions are also prepared according to demand, so that only a few of the required food components have to be kept in stock.

For our commitment to sustainability, the Studierendenwerk was awarded with the Rhineland-Palatinate Environmental Prize in 2019.

Even vegetarian is possible
The vegetarian lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, especially among young adults. That's why at least one vegetarian dish has been on the menu every day for years. Every second MensaVital dish served in our canteen is also vegetarian.

Got curious?
On our current Menu you can always see if there is something for your taste. And if you have allergies, you can decide which dishes are not good for you.