Büro für Agrarpolitik und Ernährungskultur - APEK
Büro für Agrarpolitik und Ernährungskultur - APEK

Dr. Daniel Kofahl, Food Sociologist

Head of Department / Education / Research / Science

Dr. Daniel Kofahl studied Sociology of Consumption, Communication, Mass Media and Culture at the University of Treves, Germany. From 2008 until 2012 he was a member of the research staff at the Department of Ecological Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Cassel, Germany. He received a doctor's degree in 2014 with a thesis about “The complexity of nutrition in the contemporary society”. At the University of Treves he did research in a DFG-project about new ways of “Digital Diet Tracking”. Currently he is researching at the TU Berlin on the practice and aesthetics of tasting.



In 2012, he founded the Bureau of Agricultural Policy and Food Culture (Büro für Agrarpolitik und Ernährungskultur – APEK) with Dr. Ferdaouss Adda and Dr. Tobias Lasner .


Dr. Daniel Kofahl worked as a lecturer at the University of Cologne, the University of Treves, the University of Bielefeld, the University of Applied Science Fulda and for the German Society of Nutrition (DGE). The topics of his lectures are “Sociology of Food”, “Nutrition Education”, “Ethnology of Food”, “Rural Sociology” and “Ecological Viniculture”. Currently he is a lecturer for Sociology of Food at the University of Vienna, Austria.


Dr. Daniel Kofahl also works for organizations of the food business sector and civil societies. These organizations and societies include, for example, the Goethe-Institut Paris, the Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V., the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), the Acadamy of Sweets - ZDS and many more.


Since 2013 he is the spokesman of the Workgroup of Culinary Ethnology in the German Anthropological Association (GAA).


  • Agricultural Policy and Nutrition Policy
  • Communication- and Mass Media Research
  • Food Culture of South-East-Asia (especially Indonesia and Vietnam)
  • Publications, Workshops and Lectures
  • Research of Food Culture
  • Sociology of Consumption
  • Sociology of Food and Rural Sociology
  • Sociology of Health and Medical Systems
  • Trend Studies and Trend Analysis


Contact: Kofahl[at]APEK-Consult.de


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"It's all about fast, healthy and high-quality food."

Interview mit Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl in der WELT - hier klicken

Diskussion im DLF u.a. mit Dr. Daniel Kofahl - hier klicken

Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl im Inverview mit dem Schweizer Beobachter hier klicken

Interview mit Genussforscher Dr. Daniel Kofahl - hier klicken

Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl im Interview - hier klicken

Interview mit Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl in der Wochenzeitung "Die Furche" über Moral beim Essen und Trinken - hier klicken

Ernährungswissenschaftlerin Eva-Maria Endres im Interview über Ernährungskultur hier klicken

Agrarmarketingexperte Dr. Benedikt Jahnke im hr1-Interview über Containern hier klicken

"Weihnachten: Wird das Fest entspannter, wenn man von einem Teller isst?"- Radiointerview mit Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl - hier klicken

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