Die Gemeinschaft (German for “the community”) is a Berlin-based network of artisanal food producers, restaurateurs and chefs.

It aims to cultivate a far-reaching network to share knowledge and ultimately nurture a German food culture with its own distinct identity. Die Gemeinschaft was originally initiated by two Berlin restaurants, Horváth and Nobelhart & Schmutzig, with a vision of bringing producers and chefs closer together. It has since grown into a powerful vehicle for keeping that conversation alive, not least by removing the veil of anonymity around producers that hinders transparency.

All involved in the collaboration gain a stronger basis for making decisions, the chance to join in forging new paths now and the tools needed to shape a brighter future.

We published a manifesto that brings together the key philosophical concepts behind die Gemeinschaft and elucidates our goals and values. Yet this is only a starting point for us to continue building and welcome more and more people to consider our approach. And in the value of a new, independent food culture. A food culture that celebrates real food, appreciates and preserves localities, honors craftspeople of every kind, demands respectful cooperation and puts nature’s value first.