Gaumenkitzel Wins a Sustainability Award

The certified-green German restaurant will receive an Acterra Business Environmental Award.


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Gaumenkitzel Restaurant in Berkeley has just been selected to receive a prestigious 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Award in the Acterra Award for Sustainability category for a small company.

Serving organic and slow-cooked German cuisine, certified-green Gaumenkitzel also maintains exceptional sustainability measures. 

Collecting recipes from early-20th-century German cookbooks while preparing to open the San Pablo Avenue restaurant in 2011, Hamburg-bred husband-and-wife owners Kai Flache and Anja Voth wanted to serve wholesome, old-world food comprising nearly 100 percent organic, local, seasonal, sustainably sourced, pesticide- and cruelty-free components, including grass-fed beef, with many items — such as breads, yogurts, and syrups — made in-house.

Initiated in 1990, the Acterra Business Environmental Awards is one of the Bay Area's oldest environmental-recognition programs. 

"Acterra is proud to recognize and share the achievements of these innovative companies and organizations, which represent the San Francisco Bay Area's enduring commitment to sustainability," said Acterra's executive director Adam Stern.

"The award winners continue to push forward important new climate-change solutions and lead the way for others in their industry to follow."

Gaumenkitzel will be honored at a May 31 reception. 

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