Caterers friend was founded in 2009 by Dietrich Lampe, a restaurateur and chef de cuisine from Osnabrück. He developed the first mobile plate warmer together with his friend Christian Barthold. The two friends developed this innovative product completely on their own until it was ready for mass production. Their work was rewarded with multiple awards, including the Gastro Vision Förderpreis 2010. Today, the high quality plate warmers are the flagship product of Caterers friend.
Dietrich's passion for his work in the kitchen was recognized when his “Kreishaus Restaurant” in Osnabrück received the prestigious “Goldener Kochlöffel” for the best canteen in Northern Germany. Dietrich Lampe is the managing partner of Caterers friend.