Klaus Peter Kofler – known affectionately as KP – comes from a family with a long tradition in food. In 1823, his family founded a bakery in Bad Homburg which supplied the Court of Emperor Wilhelm I. Today his company Kofler & Kompanie covers gastronomic and catering concepts from pop up to catering to the German chancellor. He two decades experience in catering for the premium market from prestigious gastronomy events, to pop-up art collaborations to major sporting events.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
I'd love to have my portrait made by Jonathan Yeo.
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
Obviously Olivia (Steele, Creative Director at Pret A Diner) has really fuelled my interest in art over the years, but my passion really is food and the interaction with customers in the Food & Beverage world. Traveling to places like Burning Man, or going for an olive oil tasting in Puglia is what I find truly inspiring.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I’d love to visit Inhotim in Brazil.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Sao Paulo is high up on my list since I spend so much time in Brazil, but I love Berlin too – its water is not stagnant but still very, very deep.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
2015 is an exciting year for me, with several great projects, from catering for the Formula E in Berlin, to hospitality for the first European Olympic Games in Baku. We are also getting ready for the summer season at The Magazine Restaurant in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London, and preparing ourselves for the next Pret A Diner appearance in Frankfurt this Fall.