Who we are and what we do

The hotel and restaurant association DEHOGA is a trade organisation for gastronomers and hoteliers. More than 12 000 business people from the gastronomy and hotel industry have joined forces in DEHOGA Baden-Wuerttemberg. They come from many different countries and run very different businesses including small restaurants and  snack bars as well as large hotels. Together they form DEHOGA: a strong community.

DEHOGA's function
DEHOGA represents the political interests of the catering industry: it fights bureaucracy, unfair taxes and high costs. DEHOGA promotes the image of the catering industry and supports training in hotels and gastronomy. DEHOGA negotiates wage agreements as a representative of the catering industry.

Benefits for DEHOGA members

  • Free legal advice by DEHOGA lawyers
  • Free representation at industrial tribunals
  • 20 percent discount on GEMA(Society for musical performance and mechanical reproduction rights) fees
  • More than 40 other savings: discounts when buying or leasing vehicles, favourable credit card terms, discounts on office supplies and cleaning materials, 50 percent reduction on hotel classification and many, many more
  • Reduce energy costs with the DEHOGA electricity andgas contract review
  • Business consultation by DEHOGA experts at special members' rates
  • Advanced training: more than 100 fascinating courses available at the DEHOGA Academy at bargain prices for DEHOGA members.
  • Keep up to date with the DEHOGA members' magazine and with exclusive information in the members' area of the DEHOGA website (www.dehogabw.de)


Emergency assistance
DEHOGA members are not alone in emergency situations: the DEHOGA emergency advice service provides rapid, efficient and free assistance in the event of a fire on your premises or the death of a partner.