on the EUREF-Campus
Innovation meets Taste
Experience exclusive grill cuisine and exquisite wines in an extraordinary ambience.
The multiple award-winning master chef Thomas Kammeier, as culinary director, and head chef Florian Peters show here that kitchens are the centre of innovation. Trend-conscious grill art, attractive offers for vegetarians, varied side dishes, delicious desserts, a good wine list and competent service – you get all this at “the CORD”.
The master chef learned the bakery trade and trained as a chef. Thomas Kammeier started his career in the rotisserie in Worms. After working in Hamburg and Düsseldorf, he came to Berlin to the Hotel Intercontinental in 1997. The Michelin Guide awarded his cooking skills at Hugos with one star. Since mid-2015, he has been the gastronomic manager at the EUREF Campus.
Olaf Rode has been there from the beginning and is a passionate restaurant manager. Kammeier and Rode know each other from Hugos, where they worked together for a while. He has worked in six top restaurants over the past 28 years, a cut that is considered consistent in the industry. And he wants to keep it that way on the EUREF campus. It is particularly important to Rode that his guests feel comfortable – ideally with a matching glass of wine, which he selects individually for each guest.
The restaurant business as a holistic fine-dining experience – that is particularly important to Florian Peters. Not only the ambience and especially the food are of high quality, but also the background. Chef Florian Peters previously worked at the VOX of the Grand Hyatt at Potsdamer Platz. His signature is visible in the design of the dishes on the plates and, of course, in the preparation of the food. All ingredients are chosen and processed with great quality standards, many seasonal and regional products are used, supplemented by selected products from all over the world.
The Opening Event
Actually, the opening of the new restaurant “the CORD” on EUREF-Campus was planned for November 2020. For well-known reasons, this was not possible. On May 21, 2021, the time had finally come, the CORD opened its doors and the kitchen was fired up. The official opening took place in the presence of numerous celebrities on June 24. The video captures impressions of this unforgettable evening.
The “Cord 810/812” from 1937, exhibit and namesake of the new restaurant, was the first streamlined vehicle and thus the most advanced automobile of its time. Almost 100 years ago, this innovation demonstrated absolute pioneering spirit, as the streamlined body and aircraft engine ensured less fuel and energy consumption. On the EUREF campus, too, new mobility concepts are being researched and tested that will have a sustainable impact on the city of tomorrow.
The EUREF-Campus is one of eleven „Zukunftsorte“ (places where tomorrowʼs future is being created today) in Berlin. There is hardly any other place where the future can be experienced as closely as at the historic Gasometer in Schöneberg. The German government’s climate targets for 2045 have long been achieved here. Over the past ten years, one building after another has been constructed on the site, not off-the-peg, but all architectural masterpieces and unique buildings, equipped with the most modern and resource-saving air-conditioning and lighting technology currently available.