HISTORY

Kofler & Kompanie

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Like most companies, Kofler & Kompanie began with an idea from one individual. From his parents’ business, KP Kofler wanted to develop a catering company. On this page you can follow his way from the small startup in Bad Homburg towards an international group in the field of premium hospitality services.

2014

Sports Hospitality at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sotchi
Hospitality at the Audi DTM (VIP area and Team & Media)
Opening of the first Mercedes me stores in Hamburg
Catering for “125 Jahre Brillux“ for 40,000 people
Sports Hospitality at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil
First caterer of the Federal Press Ball
Starting as location manager of XPOST in Cologne
Official opening of our partner stadium Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil
Awarded “Caterer of the Year 2014“ (Rolling Pin magazine)

2013

Hospitality for the Confederations Cup 2013 in Brazil
Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi
Opening of the ninth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Zurich (29th May – 2nd June 2013)
Opening of the tenth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Basel (8th – 16th June 2013)
Opening of the eleventh PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Berlin (19th January – 9th March 2013)
Opening of the twelfth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Ibiza, one night only
Opening of the thirteenth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Frankfurt (8th September – 12th October 2013)
Opening of the London restaurant “The Magazine“ at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Awarded “Caterer of the Year 2013“ (Rolling Pin magazine)
Beginning of the partnership with Minas Arena in Belo Horizonte in Brazil
Establishment of the affiliated company Gourmet Sports Hospitality

2012

Opening of the sixth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Berlin (13th January – 10th March 2012)
Opening of the seventh PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in London (09th May – 30th June 2012)
Opening of the eighth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Monaco (26th – 27th May 2012)
Acquisition of PARDO BAR at K21 Ständehaus in Düsseldorf, preferred catering partner for events at K21 Ständehaus
Second Michelin star for Matthias Schmidt, head chef at Villa Merton at the Union International Club in Frankfurt

2011

Opening of the London Office
Villa Merton awarded “Best Restaurant in Frankfurt“ (Frankfurt geht aus! 2012)
Opening of the first PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Berlin (17th January 28th Feburary 2011)
Opening of the second PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Berlin (5th – 13 July 2011)
Opening of the third PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Frankfurt (8th September -22nd October 2011)
Opening of the fourth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in London (10th – 25th October 2011)
Opening of the fifth PRET A DINER pop-up restaurant in Munich (9th November – 17th December 2011)
Awarded “Caterer of the Year 2011” for the PRET | A | DINER Dining Experience pop-up restaurant concept
Awarded the Golden Palm for the PRET A DINER “Dining Experience” pop-up restaurant concept (Leaders Club Award 2011)
Takeover of Café Schmus/restaurant at Jewish Museum Berlin, preferred catering partner for events at Jewish Museum

2010

Joint Venture with Emirates Palace / Abu Dhabi
Sports Hospitality during the World Cup 2010 in South Africa
Collaboration with the Institut für Sporternährung e.V. and Sportklinik Bad Nauheim
Villa Merton awarded “Best Restaurant in Frankfurt” (Frankfurt geht aus! 2011)
Acquisition of the gastronomic service at the horse race track Iffezheim near Baden-Baden with the subsidiary Infront Hospitality Management GmbH

2009

Investment in “Düsseldorf Gourmet Team Catering GmbH” and change of its corporate form into Kofler & Kompanie International Caterer GmbH / Düsseldorf
Exclusive service for the Emirates Airline Lounges at the airports in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt
Development of the K I Pot (kitchen portable) – professional hardware for caterers
Foundation of ICA International Caterers Alliance with partnerships in Germany, Great Britain, France and Switzerland
Foundation of Green Hospitality Pty. Ltd. South Africa
Sports Hospitality during the Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa

2008

Opening of Kofler & Kompanie Showrooms KOCHLABOR at the theatre and cultural space “HKW Mitte/Freiheizhalle“ in Munich
KP Kofler awarded “Restaurateur of the Year 2008“ (Gault Millau)
Majority take-over of the Swiss premium catering company Oggenfuss Catering by Wilfinger Services Zurich/Switzerland with exclusive event venues
Appointment of Matthias Schmidt as new head chef of Villa Merton at the Union International Club in Frankfurt

2007

Catering partner for events of the “Zeitenströmung“ project, halls 9 and 12 in Dresden

2006

Foundation of Kofler & Kompanie AG, relocation of headquarters to Berlin
Management of the café at the Bode-Museum and event venue on the Berlin Museumsinsel

2005

Awarded “Caterer of the Year“ for the implementation of molecular cuisine in catering events (Catering Inside magazine)

2004

First Michelin star for Hans Horberth, head chef at Villa Merton at the Union International Club in Frankfurt
Acquisition of restaurant and event venue at the Zeughaus at the German Historical Museum and IM Pei building in Berlin
Opening of the Hamburg unit, moving in to the historic Curio-Haus at Rothenbaum in Hamburg, both company unit and event space
Awarded “Caterer of the Year“ for the PRET | A | DINER® concept (Catering Inside magazine)

2003

Opening of the Berlin unit at Potsdamer Platz
Catering for the State Representation of Hesse

2001

3rd place within the best Top Ten event caterers in Europe

1997

Opening of the restaurant at the Frankfurt Zoo
Headquarters of Kofler & Kompanie at the Palais im Zoo, at the same time used as event space

1996

Winning the “Herforder Preis“

1993

Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt – cooperation with interior artist Alfredo Arriba

1991

Foundation of the company, based in Frankfurt

1823

Kofler town bakery in Bad Homburg, purveyor to the court of the German Emperor

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