All our restaurants are located in the Copenhagen area, and have in common that, despite very different concepts and price levels, they all live up to our Manifesto for sustainable gastronomy and the values we have set up for the LOCA Group. Therefore, you will also find, for example, a strong focus on seasonality and local ingredients at the otherwise very different places to eat.
LOCA Group, owned by entrepreneurs Merete Holst and Dorte Juhl Østergaard, runs a string of businesses within the field of restaurants, catering, and canteens, in addition to consultancy wihin the field of food & beverage and sustainable gastronomy
LOCA Restaurants: Owns and runs the restaurants STUDIO, Almanak i Operaen, and Mission Green in Copenhagen, and co-owns Restaurant RADIO in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen
LOCA Kantiner: Runs the canteen company by the same name, and the lunch delivery concept The Lunchroom
LOCA Management: Consults within the fild of food & beverage and sustainable gastronomy and connects the managerial and administrative parts of LOCA's own business
LOVE BEFORE CASH
Our name LOCA is short for ”LOve before CAsh”, because the essence of LOCA is to do business with the heart in the right place.
The company was founded as a direct consequence of several worrying trends and negative consequences in the food industry specifically, and on the globe in general: Rising temperatures, melting icebergs, oceans dying, once fertile land becoming barren and uninhabitable, all while inequality continues to rise worldwide.
The development and growth of the world's rich countries has led to huge CO2 emissions, but often it is the world's poorest nations that are dealing with the dire consequences of those emissions - we simply can no longer turn a blind eye to the fact.
As the saying goes: No one can do everything, but everyone can do something - and LOCA is our contribution to a brighter, more equal, and greener future for the next generations.