The "Aktion Tandem" (Tandem Campaign) is a marketing initiative of the East German Student Unions with always two student unions at a time forming so-called “tandems“ and introducing local cuisine and other specialties to each other in their student restaurants. Exchanging experiences between the cooking teams is an integral part of the Tandem Campaign. It is very important to think outside the box and see what others – in a very literal sense – bring to the table.
Studentenwerk Leipzig has been participating in this campaign since 2006 and has so far introduced Saxon cuisine to the cities of Greifswald, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Magdeburg, Erlangen, and Munich. In return, cooking teams of these cities‘ student unions have visited a student restaurant in Leipzig and brought their own local specialties on the table.