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2016 – year in review

This year was the year of changes for Rainer’s Bavarian Grill with trails and tribulations.

Back in April, following supportive intervention by a number of London Borough’s Councillors, we did find a regular trading pitch in London E17. The conditions were favorable for the food trailer’s couple.

It was a challenging time as we went on a journey to ‚taste the waters‘  as the Americans saying goes. It more and more became clear that the trading location wasn’t what we wished it to be in midst a majority of Muslim people. We love being among our fellow human beings but had to realize that they don’t eat pork.

queue at the can
provided by a customer who wrote a review at walthamstowdiary.com

The summer approached and we got invitations to send our ‚can‘ to a number of small events. One of the highlights certainly has been when we attended the Community in Harmony Event in Southend-on-Sea.

Community in Harmony
Community in Harmony

In September we checked out a market place in the village of Marylebone in the London Borough of Westminster. The Cabbages & Frocks market surely doesn’t fall short of the expectation of markets in London’s upmarket shopping areas. Stalls offering designer clothes and jewelry and a variety of exclusive offers including of course Bavarian cuisine.

designer clothes
designer clothes
people walking pass to attend an event in the famous Marylebone Church
people walking pass to attend an event in the famous Marylebone Church

Back in November we have been able to rediscover the market in the historical town square of Aylesbury in the County of Buckinghamshire. The market management invited us over to attend their Friday Food Markets.

The Buy British initiative matters to us. This year we have changed our suppliers for the wurst. A Oxfordshire butcher store supplies us with finest wurst. Why the British meat store for the German sausage? Simply, the Brits are able to provide German sausages and they do a damn good job (they knew it, it’s Newitt):

British-German hot dogs
new hotdogs produced in Great Britain

The owner’s health a concern!

As with some husband and wife run business the success or failure depends on the owners good health. If one owner is ill, the business is ’still‘.. Stefan Schenkelberg, certainly not someone lacking fitness (bearing in mind he did run the London Marathon two years ago at the age of 51), suffers especially in the cold winter months. Today he recovers in bed from a nasty flu.

owner's picture
pictured on the left

His career was constantly interrupted by illness; since early childhood he had suffered from chronic bronchitis and respiratory infections which were always accompanied by severe coughing spasms.

As for 2017 the caterers have come up with plans to introduce a delivery service from home for the community of Potters Bar. This is now progressing and the infrastructure is already in place. Bikes, delivery drivers are waiting to be deployed. The app is already up and running so people can order our food using their iPhones or smartphones.

our new app
our new app

It is anticipated that we will have all licenses in place by the third week in January 2017.

To our valued customers, friends and all who supported us this year, last not least to mention the 12000 + followers on twitter.

twitter

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Rainer’s Bavarian Grill
Regina, Stefan & Trevor

Christmas Food Truck
Christmas Food Truck
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