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Sophia Hoffmann

Cook, author, restaurateur

What drives you?
Sense of justice and empathy.

The best advice you’ve ever gotten?
To be courageous.

What are you currently learning that you are not yet so good at?
I am managing a company for the first time and have employee responsibilities.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
No power to anyone.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Transform hate into love.

Sophia Hoffmann

Cook, author, restaurateur

Sophia Hoffmann is a chef, author and restaurateur. She is committed to environmental protection, sustainability and feminism and works as a speaker and consultant as well. Her vegan recipes are characterized by regional seasonal cuisine. Her four cookbooks are about more than just cooking. The books “Zero Waste Küche” and “Die kleine Hoffmann: einfach intuitiv kochen lernen” are dedicated to the appreciative handling of food and were awarded the silver medal of the German Gastronomic Academy. In 2022, Sophia’s work was documented in the show “Fine Food Stories”, the 45-minute program is available in the ARD Mediathek. Since November 2022, Sophia has been running the organic restaurant HAPPA in Berlin Kreuzberg with her business partner Nina Petersen. The restaurant serves vegan lunch from Monday to Thursday and a dinner event on Friday evenings with a five-course menu and non-alcoholic or alcoholic drinks. Both ecological and social sustainability are the cornerstones of the HAPPA restaurant.

Topics

Zero waste / food appreciation, vegan cooking, gastronomy & feminism, climate crisis & vegan nutrition, paradigm shift in gastronomy, social sustainability

Languages

German, English

Formats

Keynotes
Impulse lectures
Panel talks
Moderation

ReferenCES

  • taz lab conference – Speaker
  • Frankfurt Book Fair – Moderation / Talk
  • re:publica – Speaker / Keynote
  • Biofach – Panel 
  • Ambiente – Keynote
  • Food on the Edge Conference – Speaker / Keynote
  • Veggieworld – Lecture
  • Couraveg Conference Portugal – Speaker
  • Foodservice Women’s Forum – Keynote / Speaker
  • Ministry of Environmental Technology Baden-Württemberg, Keynote: “I don’t see shortcomings, I see opportunities” on appreciation
  • Keynote speaker Women’s March 2024 District of Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg / Video link
  • Panel Women’s Network Foodservice
  • Symposium The Community Panel “Sustainability and Gastronomy”

What drives you?
Sense of justice and empathy.

The best advice you’ve ever gotten?
To be courageous.

What are you currently learning that you are not yet so good at?
I am managing a company for the first time and have employee responsibilities.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
No power to anyone.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
Transform hate into love.

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