Heat, steam, noise – Trautwein Catering’s large kitchen is a hive of energetic activity. While the entrées are being prepared in one corner, an employee garnishes sweet desserts on the middle table. The order: an exclusive menu for a new customer located in the historical heart of Esslingen near Stuttgart. The challenge: to produce high quality dishes and deliver them to their destination in the shortest time possible. The boss himself handles the main courses. Ferdinand Trautwein, the head chef, fillets beef and stirs a pasta dish. Custom catering means that everything has to run perfectly – because every job is unique and a race to balance time, quantity and quality.
Narrow winding roads and alleys characterize Esslingen’s historical center, some of which is inaccessible for larger vans. That is why Ferdinand Trautwein chooses the Mercedes-Benz Citan to deliver today’s order. The agile panel van effortlessly fits between the historical buildings yet still has plenty of space for the insulated boxes filled with fine cuisine. Large doors provide comfortable access to the cargo area. The load is secured and the journey begins.
The Citan is the perfect small van. The size is ideal for quick jobs and smaller deliveries wherever the roads are too narrow for our large vans.
Trautwein Catering offers its customers complete service. In addition to the cuisine, the family-owned company delivers everything customers need for a successful event. That is why it maintains an entire fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles of various sizes, even including a Sprinter with a refrigerated cargo area. In addition, the family also runs its own restaurant, where the catering business has its roots. Now the restaurant is supplied with fresh food every day from the company’s headquarters in the neighbouring town. The company’s Mercedes-Benz Citan is the perfect delivery vehicle.
However, the smallest van is currently making its way through Esslingen’s historical center. It purposefully winds its way through the cobblestone streets to its destination, a small event location in the heart of the town. The transport boxes are quickly unloaded through the rear and side doors. The initial stress transforms into relaxed satisfaction: Ferdinand Trautwein has delivered the menus on time with the help of the Citan.
Third generation family-owned company
Gerd, Maximilian and Ferdinand Trautwein
Area of activity:
Stuttgart region/southern Germany
Complete event service, food and non-food including planning and organization
Regional and seasonal
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 312 with a refrigerated body; Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515 with a refrigerated body; Mercedes-Benz Citan 108 panel van; Mercedes-Benz 814 swap-body system