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C&C Contact & Creation GmbH – 36 years of quality and high commitment

Our focus: selected book projects

C&C is primarily committed to culinary book projects. Our appetite for this market segment has been whet and sustained by our long-term customers from all over the world. C&C Contact & Creation GmbH was founded by Gunther Träger in 1984 as public relations agency for international companies and institutions on the German-language market.

Our longstanding expertise in the travel industry flows seamlessly into our book projects. With Markus Bassler, Anja Jahn, Rita Henss and Oliver Hick-Schulz from Frankfurt, as well as Lucy Jones and Jenny Piening in Berlin, C&C published the book Cyprus - A Culinary Journey in English and Russian. The German edition is published by Callwey Verlag Munich. The work has been awarded with seven international cookbook prizes.

C&C stands for creation and innovation. Our trademark is competent advice and its precise implementation.

Marianne Salentin-Träger

Owner / Managing Director
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus

Enthusiastic contact and creative, especially in the fields of travel, health and pleasure. The team player successfully implements holistic concepts with commitment and enthusiasm. Her first cookbook "CYPRUS – A culinary journey" got seven international awards.

Book Team

Markus Bassler

Food and architecture photographer

Markus photographs the dishes of famous chefs and top wine growers for the Feinschmecker magazine and book projects. He sees his mission as a way to discover the origins of food while at the same time looking to the future.

Anja Jahn

Portrait and reportage photographer

Anja approaches her subjects with emotion, respect and time, all of which shows in her pictures. She often gains a deep insight into the human mind.

Rita Henss

Journalist and writer

Rita curiously explores international cultures, and writes reports, essays, travel and culinary books about her trips around the world.

Oliver Hick-Schulz

Art director and food designer

Oliver designs magazines with a focus on culture and cookbooks. He is as obsessed with food as others are with crime thrillers and he loves to spend his spare time at markets.

Lucy Jones


Translates literary fiction, art texts, plays and journalism from German. Hailing from Britain, she had been a Berliner-by-choice for 25 years, founded the collective Transfiction GbR and has published her own writing in SAND, Visual Verse, Pigeon Papers NYC and 3AM Magazine.

Jenny Piening


Grew up in England and lives in Berlin. Translates museum, theatre, travel, business and marketing texts as well as non-fiction from German. Her background in journalism and editing are evident in her surefooted translations.

Susanne Helm


C&C Team

Laura Blanco Schleicher

Graduate journalist and translator, PR consultant

Bilingual PR consultant who masters everyday life with diplomacy and professionalism. The perfect mixture between Spanish joie de vivre and German structured working method – enriches daily our agency life.

Jasmina Knezevic


Facts and figures are the fundament of our agency. With her controlling eye, the double mother keeps the backs of the entire team free.

Gerhard Völker


Searches and documentation are his specialty. And if the technology does not work as it should, our good soul always has a solution ready.