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«I am convinced that our eating habits can have a major impact on the sustainable development of companies and on our planet.»


– Thomas Camenzind, founder


From 2007 to 2018, I was in charge of establishing and developing Google’s global staff hospitality. A topic, which is of the highest strategic importance for Google. With over 60 restaurants and 15 different catering partners, Google caters for 22’000 employees in 36 countries with more than 75 nationalities.


As a trained chef with a bachelor of the Thun Hotel Management School as well as a master in General Management, I set up, experimented with and created a lot of projects in the last 30 years.


I am looking forward to pass my passion and my comprehensive international experience in hospitality, including hotel, airline and corporate catering, onto you and to help organisations to create a balanced and sustainable food culture.  


Thomas Camenzind

Founder & owner


Since 2019

Founding foodroots AG,
Lecturer at the University of Hospitality Management Lausanne EHL


2008 – 2018

Head of in-house company catering
Google Inc. (Europe, including Middle East & Africa)


2006 – 2008

District Manager
Compass Group Switzerland GmbH


2002 – 2006

General Manager
Gate Gourmet Germany GmbH, Düsseldorf & Cologne


2001 – 2002

Manager / Innkeeper
Family-owned business


2005 – 2008

Master’s Degree in Executive Business Administration
Lorange Institute of Business Administration, Zurich, Switzerland
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith Business School, USA


2001 – 2005

Bachelor’s Degree in Executive Business Administration
Lorange Institute of Business Administration, Zurich, Switzerland
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith Business School, USA


1993 – 1995

Hotelier and Restaurant Manager, PET qualified
Hotel Management School Thun, Switzerland


Hospitality is vital for the team spirit («Essen und Trinken sind für den Zusammenhalt im Team essenziell»)

Article in Bote der Urschweiz, August 3rd, 2019

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Member of the jury at «Food & Health canteen test»

Focus article, June 2020
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Food Service Website, February 3rd, 2020
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Gastronomy operators have to rethink their concept («Gastro-Betreiber müssen ihr Konzept überdenken»)

Article ind Urner Wochenblatt, May 13th, 2020

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Welcome to the Low-Touch-Gastronomy («Willkommen in der Low-Touch-Gastronomie»)

Article in Bote der Urschweiz «Forum», May 15th, 2020

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New construction project on track («Neubauprojekt auf Kurs»)

Press release by Urner Kantonalbank, June 26th, 2020

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And again, the gastronomy was hit hard («Und wieder hats die Gastronomie voll erwischt»)

Article in Bote der Urschweiz «Forum», December 11th, 2020

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Speaker at the “Swiss Green Economy Symposium”

September 3rd, 2019

Event website

Do you have a project in mind?

Do you have a project in mind?

I would be happy to meet with you to rethink your company’s food culture. Contact me – I look forward to hearing from you!

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