"Vegan-friendly" – the Studierendenwerk's canteens are awarded by the animal rights organisation PETA
3 PETA stars were awarded for the commitment to vegan diets. PETA writes: "The Studierendenwerk Darmstadt offers a balanced vegan choice in all its canteens". The animal rights organisation highlights vegan dishes such as vegetable couscous with tofu, prunes and mango cubes.
Ulrike Laux, managing director of the Studierendenwerk, congratulated all employees of the university catering and summed up: "We develop different bundles of measures at the same time, trying to take into account the protection of the climate, animals and species more and more".
Department head Volker Rettig explains: "In the canteens of the Studierendenwerk, half of the plates are now meatless. Our chefs are regularly trained on vegetarian and vegan trends. For example, the main topics for 2018 were the handling of vegetable products in large scale catering establishments and the preparation of vegetarian snacks. In addition, there are innovations such as optional soy milk for the coffee. Close attention is being paid to purchasing: Here we are breaking new ground in terms of organic quality and are also increasingly working with local suppliers from the Darmstadt area.