"The Favorite Place" - The Estrel's employee restaurant
Healthy food, sustainability and, above all, a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere are the focus of the Estrel's employee restaurant "The Favorite Place". With its high-quality, modern design of light wood, decorative tiles, Italian palazzo style designer wallpaper and a well-thought-out lighting concept, up to 100 team members may enjoy a meal or beverage break at the same time. There are two-person tables for more privacy, a quiet, cosy seating niche with a coffee house ambience, as well as a long table for 16 people, which, with its eye-catching red chairs, forms the visual focal point of the restaurant and encourages cross-departmental communication.
The open display kitchen offers a varied and healthy range of dishes. Freshly prepared each day, there are three main dishes as well as various starters, desserts and snacks from which employees may choose, either a la Carte or as part of a daily menu. The abundant salad bar also offers numerous superfood components. Meeting the needs of the diverse spectrum of employees at the Estrel, there are selections compliant with vegetarian, vegan, and religious dietary requirements. Water, coffee and tea are complementary; soft drinks and specialty coffees complete the offer. Two microwaves are available for employees who bring their own food. Sustainability also plays an important role: the staff restaurant is completely free of plastic/disposable items. A digital payment system enables employees to conveniently pay without cash via their employee ID/access card, which they are already using for all entranceways and the new employee changing facility.
The employee restaurant is one among many building blocks strengthening team loyalty at the Estrel. In addition to the newly renovated changing rooms, the short-term stay apartment for new employees still looking for a place in Berlin and the Hotel & Restaurant Schloss Britz run by Estrel trainees, the Estrel also offers an attractive range employee benefits such as training courses, regular team events, fitness opportunities, discounts for restaurants, theatres, hotels and public transport as well as a company pension program. All of these measures are in harmony with the company's five corporate values: Estrel family, Estrel commitment, Estrel quality, Estrel reliability and Estrel loyalty.