In 2016, Gira converted its canteen into a bistro. What changes have been made?
Nicole Platte: A lot of things have changed. Our aim has been to create an attractive and welcoming environment where employees feel comfortable and want to spend time during their breaks. For this reason, the design of the new bistro uses natural materials such as wood, stone and leather, which, together with the warm colour scheme, create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It's almost as nice as being at home. (She laughs) We've also installed a fully equipped kitchen, so that we can cook properly.
This is because Gira now has its own chef for the employee bistro...
Nicole Platte: Exactly. We also wanted to make changes to the food available on the basis of our health management programme. The focus is on healthy and varied dishes that are freshly prepared every day. We could only achieve this with the help of an experienced professional chef like Christian Strombach.