Business Breakfast September 2023 - Oktoberfest Edition
In the third quarter of this year, the employees of Dr. Fried & Partner once again gathered for our internal Business Breakfast to engage in relaxed discussions on topics beyond the usual consulting routine.
This time, the focus was on our external communication strategy. Since the end of last year, our consulting team has been steadily growing, providing us with the opportunity to develop a shared understanding of the company’s external communication. Together, the team outlined priorities for the coming months and refined our communication strategy.
In line with Oktoberfest festivities, we enjoyed not only a delicious breakfast with croissants and fresh fruit but also traditional Bavarian treats like Obatzter and freshly baked pretzels. Our offices at Dr. Fried & Partner are located less than 500 meters from the Munich festival grounds, adding an extra special touch to this occasion.
With fresh ideas and strengthened team spirit, we eagerly anticipate the months ahead and look forward to the developments that await us. In keeping with tradition, next Monday marks our annual visit to Oktoberfest, undoubtedly one of the highlights of each year!
Summer Festival 2023
On the past Friday, August 4th, the awaited moment finally arrived – the annual summer festival of Dr. Fried & Partner took place in the picturesque garden of the Heller family in Munich.
A warm welcome, accompanied by soothing music and effervescent Prosecco, inaugurated the evening. Dr. Markus Heller, the managing partner and also the grillmaster for the night, was taken aback by colleagues with fitting grill accessories. The culinary delicacies of the evening, from succulent steaks to tender salmon trout, indulged all taste senses.
After everyone had been satiated, the captivating melodies of well-known Italian hits and catchy songs from the 90s filled the garden, initiating an evening brimming with jovial conversations and a carefree atmosphere.
Even the weather cooperated. Defying the forecast of rain, the team from Dr. Fried & Partner relished a splendid summer evening without a solitary raindrop.
The entire team of Dr. Fried & Partner would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Heller family at this juncture, for their hospitality and exceptional organization. The summer festival once again proved to be a highlight, already being looked forward to with anticipation!
Review of the Inspiring Business Breakfast
In the second quarter of this year, it was time again – Dr. Fried & Partner hosted the eagerly anticipated Business Breakfast once more. Employees gathered in a relaxed atmosphere to exchange ideas about the latest technical tools that enrich the consultant’s daily routine, this time with a focus on artificial intelligence and sustainability.
The Business Breakfast provided a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to deepen their knowledge and gain new insights into digital possibilities. Participants had the chance to share their project experiences and valuable expertise on various tools.
The pleasant breakfast atmosphere fostered idea exchange and networking within the team – a successful start to the day.
We eagerly look forward to the next Business Breakfast in the upcoming quarter, which will undoubtedly bring forth exciting discussions and fresh insights. We are excited to expand our expertise in digital tools and explore new ways to optimize the consultant’s daily activities together.
Lively Atmosphere at the Augustiner Beer Garden
Last Tuesday, the team of Dr. Fried & Partner took advantage of the warm summer evenings and gathered for a cozy get-together at the Augustiner Beer Garden in Munich.
Surrounded by old chestnut trees and the lively hustle and bustle of Munich, the team enjoyed the mild evening hours and the lively atmosphere while sipping cool liters of beer and savoring traditional Bavarian delicacies. It was a wonderful opportunity to strengthen team spirit and simply have a good time together.
With anticipation, we look forward to the next gathering at the beer garden – cheers to our fantastic team!
Sporty Celebration for the 20th Company Anniversary
This year, we are celebrating the 20th company anniversary of not one but two colleagues. Our Managing Partner, Stephan Haller, and our janitor, Bozi, have been with Dr. Fried & Partner since 2003.
To honor their long-standing loyalty to the company, all colleagues gathered at the traditional tavern Zur Schwalbe in Munich’s Westend to celebrate the jubilarians. On the historic bowling alley, our enthusiasm for sports and teamwork was once again awakened, and we had a fun evening together.
We congratulate our two jubilarians and look forward to the next 20 years at Dr. Fried & Partner!
TimeRide - Journey into the Past
On April 21, 2023, the team at Dr. Fried & Partner had the pleasure of experiencing the virtual reality adventure provided by TimeRide in Munich. Together with 12 colleagues, we embarked on an exciting journey through the history of Bavaria.
The virtual reality technology of TimeRide transported us to a different world, allowing us to experience historical events of the city of Munich up close. This included the founding of Munich in 1158 and the first Oktoberfest in 1810, which originally started as a horse race.
After our historical voyage, we enjoyed a refreshing ice cream near the Viktualienmarkt, taking advantage of the summery temperatures in April, and exchanged our impressive impressions.
Many thanks to TimeRide for providing us with a historical glimpse of Bavaria through futuristic lenses.
Ice Stock Sport
On February 28, 2023, Dr. Fried & Partner once again gathered for ice stock sport at Augustiner Bräu. With an impressive level of enthusiasm and motivation, colleagues competed against each other for the highest score. The goal is to slide one’s ice stock as close as possible to the wooden block, known as the “Daube,” positioned in the center. It was evident that the participants had battled for victory in ice stock sport before.
After playing with passion and endurance, the team replenished their energy with a well-deserved dinner in the charming shepherd’s wagon. Amidst cheerful conversations, local delicacies were served, treating the palate to delicious schnitzel, cheesy spätzle, Kaiserschmarrn, and freshly tapped beer.
The team at Dr. Fried & Partner is already looking forward to the next winter.
Annual Kickoff 2023 at the Bayernhaus
Dr. Fried & Partner is finally starting the year in the traditional manner at the Bayernhaus in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. During the 2-day cabin retreat, discussions are held about the future business direction and annual planning. This year’s topics included sustainability, process analysis, and project management.
Our strategy days began with a collective hike up to the cabin. At the top, we were rewarded with mulled wine prepared over a fire pit. We concluded the cabin evening in a convivial atmosphere with a delicious Bavarian buffet.
After our workshop day, the team was treated to a delightful cheese fondue. The successful kickoff was concluded with a torchlight hike in light snowfall.
Some members of the team also took advantage of the following weekend for a ski and hiking day in and around Garmisch.
The entire team is already looking forward to the next year!
Dr. Fried & Partner Christmas Party 2022
The team of Dr. Fried & Partner enjoyed a festive Christmas party on December 16th at the “Kleine Opernstube” in the Spatenhaus, which offers a splendid view of the Bavarian State Opera. After a collective gathering with mulled wine and snowfall at the Christmas market near the Residenz, the team indulged in a delightful 4-course menu. The traditional white elephant gift exchange rounded off the wonderfully entertaining evening!
Thank you to all friends and partners, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023!
Munich Marathon 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the team from Dr. Fried & Partner management consultancy returned to the starting line for this year’s Generali Munich Marathon 2022 on October 9th.
Following the individual sections completed by our consultants, the team ran together into the Olympic Stadium, reaching the finish line. With a fantastic performance, the team secured 55th place out of 260 mixed relay teams.
Afterwards, the entire team headed to an Italian restaurant, where they enjoyed a well-deserved pizza in a relaxed atmosphere to conclude the event.
We are already looking forward to the Munich Marathon 2023!
O’zapft is! After a pause due to the pandemic, the Dr. Fried & Partner team was finally able to celebrate at Oktoberfest this year – traditionally in the Stammzelt, the Armbrustschützenzelt. There, they enjoyed classic Bavarian dishes, a few Mass (liters of beer), and plenty of good cheer. To wrap up the festivities, the team strolled around the Oktoberfest grounds – some to enjoy the rides, others for roasted almonds.
Once again, it was a successful trip to the Wiesn, and we are already looking forward to next year!
Business Breakfast September 2022
In the third quarter of this year, the employees of Dr. Fried & Partner once again gathered for a Business Breakfast to exchange ideas about digital tools, deepen their knowledge, and gain new perspectives and insights.
This time, the focus of the Business Breakfast was on two tools: Draw.io and Sproof. It’s particularly exciting for the team to brainstorm together in a casual setting about the various applications of these tools, exchange experiences, and deepen their expertise.
In light of the upcoming Oktoberfest, the breakfast was themed “Wiesn,” and accordingly, Obatzter (cheese spread) and fresh pretzels were served.
Filled with fresh insights and ideas, we eagerly look forward to the next Business Breakfast!
Summer Festival 2022
On August 4, 2022, the annual Dr. Fried & Partner summer festival took place in the lovingly prepared garden of the Haller family. After a pause due to the pandemic, the team was particularly excited this time to be able to celebrate together in a large gathering.
To kick off the evening, a refreshing Aperol Spritz was served, raising a toast to the team in light of the record-breaking summer temperatures. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed freshly grilled burgers, including a vegetarian option, complemented by an impressive variety of salads.
Once hunger was satisfied, the team could unwind and end the evening with engaging conversations. The atmosphere was further enhanced by the starry sky simulator.
Undoubtedly, the summer festival was once again one of our highlights this year, and we at Dr. Fried & Partner are already looking forward to the next time!
After Work "Beer" July 2022
It is one of the nice traditions at Dr. Fried & Partner to meet outside of work for spontaneous “after work events”. What could be more natural in the heart of Bavaria’s capital than a visit to a beautiful beer garden? On a warm summer evening, it’s a great place to chat over a pint of beer and hearty pub fare.
Team building can be this beautiful.
Business Breakfast Spring 2022
In the first quarter of the year, the employees of Dr. Fried & Partner gathered for a Business Breakfast. Sunshine and the spring-themed table adorned with painted eggs and various delicacies provided a cozy setting to delve into the application of digital tools.
The focus of the Business Breakfast this time was on three Microsoft Office tools: Planner, Miro, and Forms. Through project expertise, in-depth knowledge and application proficiency for the tools were exchanged among colleagues. With the collaboration tool Miro, participants “let loose” in a mind map and brainstormed together what makes virtual and hybrid events successful. By the way, the Business Breakfast was also a hybrid event, with a colleague participating from the home office and having a virtual breakfast.
The next quarter will bring another Business Breakfast – we look forward to it!
Strategic Cooking 2022
For the slightly delayed start of the year, the Dr. Fried & Partner team didn’t go to Bayernhaus as planned, but this year they went to Otterfing for a “Creative Cooking” event. In wintry temperatures, the topic of external and internal digitization was discussed, and goals were set for the new year. After five hours of intense exchange, the afternoon and evening were enjoyed with a joint Indian cooking session. There was something delicious for everyone: from Naan, Linsen-Daal, and Malai Kofta to Lamb Curry and Pakoras…
The Team of Dr. Fried & Partner at the Christmas Party 2021
On December 17, 2021, the cozy Christmas party of the team of Dr. Fried & Partner took place at Osteria Mugolone. After a sweet aperitif, the team indulged in a 4-course menu. A subsequent white elephant gift exchange marked a successful end to a lively and entertaining evening.
Ice Stock Sport at Dr. Fried & Partner 2021
On December 13, 2021, the team of Munich-based consulting firm Dr. Fried & Partner engaged in exciting competitions of ice stock sport. With great enthusiasm and motivation, each team tried to get as close as possible to the wooden block, known as the “Daube,” located in the center, in order to score the most points. After everyone fought hard, the subsequent break was just right with delicious food in the charming shepherd’s wagon!
Regional delicacies were enjoyed during lively conversations. Warm Kaiserschmarrn filled the hungry stomachs, paired with a refreshing draft beer. What could be better to conclude such a diverse evening?
Corporate Event 2021
Four new colleagues joined our unique FuP family at the beginning of October. To introduce the new colleagues to the team and to further strengthen the already existing team spirit, Dr. Fried & Partner invited them to a special excursion: we went to the climbing forest in Munich.
We were able to prove our climbing skills in five varied and differently difficult courses. At some of the very dizzy heights, we had to keep our nerve (especially for those of us who were not quite up to heights). In the end, however, all colleagues came through in good spirits and safe and sound.
After the exciting climbing, the entire team warmed up with delicious burgers and Kaiserschmarren and let the evening come to a relaxed close.
Summer Party 2020
Once again this year, the Heller family invited the entire staff to a barbecue party in their beautiful garden.
With a Lillet Wild Berry aperitif (admittedly somewhat influenced by the predominantly female consultants), we were all able to ring in the weekend in a fitting manner.
After the beautiful hydrangeas were admired by everyone and compliments were handed out, Markus grabbed the chief griller’s apron and the grill was smoking and steaming. At this point we have to agree with the usual cliché thinking, because the men attending all preferred the large, juicy, almost raw T-bone steak, while the ladies tended to reach for “something small and lean”.
The delicious and fancy salads were, as always, prepared by our dear Bozi and were at least as popular with the ladies!
Mixed ice cream with cream, brittle, chocolate flakes and syrup did not fit into everyone’s diet plans, but on such a wonderful evening one likes to make an exception!
We are already looking forward to next year!
For Dr. Fried & Partner, the new decade begins at the Bayernhaus in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. For some years now, the 2-day stay at the hut has been a valued tradition, inviting all employees to discuss the future business orientation in a workshop.
After a relatively strenuous ascent to the hut at 1289 meters above sea level, the reward is promptly provided by fresh pretzels with Obatzda. The evening ends in convivial company with stimulating conversations and a hop cold dish.
After the workshop, the team spirit is put to the test with fondue cooking together and the subsequent torchlight hike adds the icing on the cake to this successful opening event.
The whole team is already looking forward to next year!
Munich Marathon 2019
This year, the team of the tourism consultancy Dr. Fried und Partner started with two relays at the Generali Munich Marathon on October 13. For the first time, there was even a ladies’ and a men’s relay team in the race.
After the Consultants had successfully mastered the sections of the race, both teams ran the last kilometers together in the Olympic Stadium and through the finish arch.
With great times of 4:03 hours and even 3:47 hours for the men, everyone really deserved the extra large pizza from the Italian restaurant.
We are already looking forward to next year!
O’zapft is! Of course, the entire team of Dr. Fried & Partner visited the beautiful Munich “Wiesn” (Oktoberfest) again this year. In late summer temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius and in bright sunshine, it was twice as worthwhile leaving the office a little earlier to stroll around the grounds and have a few roasted almonds. In our main tent, the crossbowmen’s tent, besides an appetizer plate, other traditional Bavarian dishes were eaten to our heart’s content. The one or the other measure may not be missing thereby naturally and thus we ate, drank and celebrated, as it is fitting for the Oktoberfest. See you next year!
Summer party 2019
This year the Haller family invited to the annual FuP summer party. In the lovingly decorated garden the whole staff enjoyed an excellent barbecue menu with refreshing drinks. As a young and dynamic team, we couldn’t resist a few passes with the football back and forth. As at every FuP Team event we had a lot of fun together, laughed a lot and are already looking forward to next year!
For Dr. Fried & Partner, the year 2019 began, in good old tradition, at the Bayernhaus in Garmisch-Patenkirchen. At this annual kick-off event, snow-covered slopes and a beautiful mountain panorama are used to discuss the future business orientation and to strengthen team cohesion. Thanks to torchlight hike and fondue definitely a highlight for everyone!
Munich Marathon Relay 2018
This year again, Dr. Fried & Partner took part in the marathon relay at the Generali München Marathon. Our three consultants Fenja Weberskirch, Lisa Schmidtke and Andreas Kailbach were supported by our former Senior Consultant Sandra Wolf. Of course, it is particularly pleasing that former employees are still an integral part of our team. Given the sporting ambitions of our entire team, we look forward to the Munich Marathon 2019 where we most likely compete with two teams.
Dr. Fried & Partner celebrates 50th anniversary!
This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Fried & Partner. Together with our founder Dr. Helmut Fried, various generations of consultants, business partners and friends, we have celebrated this joyful event on Lake Tegernsee. After the joint boat trip in bright sunshine, the anniversary was duly celebrated with an amazing dinner in Gut Kaltenbrunn by Käfer.
At the beginning of the year, the Dr. Fried & Partner team took part in strategy days at the Bayernhaus in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the best winter weather, we discussed our future direction and common goals, and strengthened our team cohesion. And in between, of course, we still had time to enjoy the snowy mountain views …
On 04.08.2017, the Heller family invited us to the annual Dr. Fried & Partner summer party. The weather was great, so we were able to spend a summery evening outdoors with our families and partners, enjoying a delicious barbecue and chilled drinks.
O’zapft is! Once again this year, our obligatory Oktoberfest visit was on the agenda. In addition to enjoying snacks and beer in the crossbow tent, we also enjoyed an extended stroll around the Oktoberfest, complete with fairground rides and roasted almonds.
Stronger together – once again, the members of the Dr. Fried & Partner team motivated each other to top sporting achievements by participating Munich Marathon relay event. In stages of 6.8 km, 14.5 km, 10.8 km and 10.2 km, the team ran a time of 03:44 hr. We have already set our goals for next year ?
It’s Christmas time again! This year, we came up with something special and surprised our managers with Christmas jumpers perfect for the occasion. After a pleasantly informative afternoon at the Buchheim Museum, we headed to the Ilkahöhe on Lake Starnberg where we feasted extensively and spent a cosy evening together.