Where does the food come from?
The Studierendenwerk purchases a great deal of food from regional distributors – e.g. meat and sausage products, fresh fruit and vegetables or bakery products. The Studierendenwerk exclusively uses MSC-certified items for fish dishes – i.e. products from fishing companies that meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) environmental standard for sustainable fishing. All the eggs used come from chickens that are not cooped up in cages. The Studierendenwerk also offers meals with organic products.
What about freshness and quality?
The Studierendenwerk pays attention to top quality and freshness in food items at all times. Meat and sausages, dairy items, bakery products and fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied daily.
Are there vegetarian and vegan dishes too?
Yes. There is an alternative vegetarian menu in each refectory every day. Vegetarian dishes are also available as optional meals every day. There is also a salad buffet or a salad dish on the menu.
All the refectories offer a vegan dish every Thursday. The Prinz Karl refectory in Tübingen serves a daily vegan dish.
How do I know whether there are allergens or additives in certain products?
The 14 allergens needing to be labelled have abbreviations consisting of letters, while the additives needing to be marked are shown with numbers. Visitors to our refectories will find the markings on monitors and/or notices at each serving point every day.
If you have any questions or need some clarification, please get in touch with the responsible refectory manager on the spot.
You can find more information about allergen markings here.
How are the refectories financed?
It is the task of the Studierendenwerk to offer tasty and healthy meals to students at cheap prices. As the production costs of a meal are about three times as high as the price charged to students, the refectories cannot cover their costs. The Studierendenwerk therefore receives subsidies from the state of Baden-Württemberg to finance this shortfall.
Even if we primarily operate for students and university employees at our university catering facilities, we are delighted to welcome other visitors to our cafeterias and refectories.
Can I hire the rooms at a refectory for events?
Yes. Some refectories hire out individual rooms or the complete refectory for events. The Studierendenwerk Tübingen-Hohenheim also offers a catering service for events at its own premises or for external events and you can hire crockery at low prices.
If you are planning an event and need support in organising and holding it, please get in touch with us. You can find more information and contact partners at Events & catering service.
Can I advertise with leaflets or information stands in the refectories?
Yes. You may display and/or distribute leaflets, put up posters and set up sales and information stands on the premises at the refectories if they have been approved; fees may be charged. If you need more information and a permit, please contact our InfoPoints or the appropriate refectory manager.
You can find more information at Advertising opportunities/leaflets.