Kaputt. Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without Oil is the issue. Preliminary investigations have been made in order to get the trailer MOT’d. The result was shocking: The trailer will likely been disapproved as being road worthy by the German authorities. The problem, according to officials in charge of these checks, is a malfunctioning hand break and electrics. The owners haven’t been happy with the results of the preliminary investigation and chose to tow the trailer to another garage in the region of the former East of Germany. A large trailer has been employed.
They carried out their own checks that confirmed that the electrics in fact are not in any way faulty..everything works fine. „This is disgusting“… Stefan Schenkelberg said. „We cannot work with these people although I appreciate that the garage needs to produce costs for their customers. “ he added.
What if any effect has the delay on the project realization for the London Bar in Bavaria?
None, the opening of the bar has been decided / a day for this to happen was not yet agreed as there are still some imponderables to sort. We are in talks with the authorities in Bavaria already and also, amazingly, with the regional media (we have in fact been inundated by press officials!). The expectations are obviously high for Schenkelberg’s London Bar in this part of Germany and we promise: We won’t disappoint our friends in the Bavarian Forest.
We can reveal that the Schenkelberg’s will have managed their relocation from the Harz region to the Bavarian Forest by the 1st of April 2019.
Please stay tune..
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We have managed! Our dream running our own pub will become reality. Schenkelberg’s London Bar – mehr lesen
This won’t be like any other pub because we try to relate to our experiences in the United Kingdom and we invite the large tourist groups that are seen every year choosing the Bavarian Forest as their favorite holiday destination to spend time with us in the Tower.
For this reason we have parked our Can, the Original, outside the Gastro Tower. So we continue to serve you just as you expected us to do for the last seven years serving in and around London. It was of course Bavaria, the county in the South of Germany that inspired us most and it was for this reason that we had decorated our Can in the traditional colors of Bavaria (blue and white) including the national coat of arms; our corporate identity and unique eye-catcher for the thousands and thousands of visitors to the places where we had our pitch locations. The CI should remain as it was back in England with no changes to the coat of the Can to be planned in the near future.
For many people CI stands for aesthetics but they forget that Corporate Identity covers many areas such as in our case the new bar located in the third floor of the Gastro Tower. We speak English and German and we serve German beers as well as English beers whereas we will specialize in drinks that are known to us to be the favorites of the Brits. All in all we will create a welcoming atmosphere for our friends, the Brits.
From the experience with the Can to the Opening up of a Pub: We have during our spell in England, between 2000 and 2018, experienced quite a lot, especially in terms of cultural differences. The years prior to opening of our food trailer (2000 to 2017) we have met with many people and the boss was involved in running other businesses. One wish was unfortunately not granted for the Can operators: The sale of alcoholic drinks. It’s considered to be a sin for Bavarians to offer Bavarian food without the beers and we in fact had some encounters with tourists from Bavaria that have visited our can only to criticize the lack of beers being served through the serving latches. But we also met British customers, those that would have preferred a good German beer or Steiner to accommodate the Bratwurst.
The Brits and Germans alike have a commonality when it comes to the choice of drinks. However, our personal experience was that the British have better taste buds when it comes to alcoholic drinks. We carefully considered a number of pub projects before we met with Wolfgang Weber. Wolfgang runs the Gastro Tower in Waldkirchen, right smack in the center of the city next to the main bus station. It’s more like a entertainment complex and it has a unique structure to be seen as such. The tower beats our own Giant Can in terms of the height several times over. Still, we insist that the neighboring Giant Can mustn’t be degraded to become a tiny Can.
One of Wolfgang’s favorite bar is in the top floor. It’s called The Trendiest Bar and it must retain its status. It currently only opens for special occasions. It remains at this stage unclear when this bar will become permanently open again; for Wolfgang it is currently too much to deal with. The tower has just celebrated it’s 25-years-anniversary.
There is a billiard room in the second floor of the tower where local teams play for Championship points.
Waldkirchen as location:
Mentioned for the first time in 1203, it soon became an important trading place along the „Goldener Steig“ (Golden Path), a salt-trading route between Bavaria and Bohemia in the late Middle Ages. In the 13th century the Bishop of Passau gave Waldkirchen the title of a „Markt“ (market). After several raids by Bohemian soldiers during the 15th century the city built a „Ringmauer“, a big stonewall, to surround it, which is still to be seen in many places of the city.
Belonging to the Bishop of Passau’s territory for more than 600 years, the city became part of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1806 and in 1871 of the German Empire. Read more on the Wiki page – go here
Waldkirchen’s main „industry“ is tourism. Embedded in the Bavarian Forest, Waldkirchen is close to Prague, Munich and Vienna.
What happens next?
The Schenkelberg’s family needs to chose from the accommodations that have been offered to them. Timeframe: One week. Mr. Schenkelberg has been given the permission to find new tenants for the house the family is currently occupying in Lower Saxony. Depending on the outcome they will be moving to Bavaria within the next four weeks. We anticipate that it will take a period of two weeks for us to refurbish the new bar and to become operational.
As the bar is fully equipped everything will be ready within a short period of time. It is planned that we will begin with both, our Can and the bar simultaneously and we are working currently on the license requirements.
Please enjoy viewing some impressions from the Bavarian Forest and we hope to see you in Bavaria to be our guest.
Rainer’s Bavarian Grill und Schenkelberg’s Bar Team
Wir haben es geschafft unseren Beitrag dort leisten zu können wo wir glauben er am meisten benötigt wird. Die Frage drängt sich nun auf:
Rainer’s Bavarian Grill ohne Öl, Ist es ein tragfähiges Geschäftsmodell oder handeln wir wieder einmal überehrgeizig? Für Rainer’s Bavarian Grill könnte es der erste Restaurantbetrieb werden.
Wie wir die gewünschte Bereitstellung unserer Dienstleistung jedoch der Stadt Braunlage zur Verfügung stellen können müßte zunächst bezüglich der Tragfähigkeit von der regionalen Wirtschaftsförderung auf den Prüfstand gestellt werden.
Wir wandten uns bereits an den Bürgermeister der Stadt Braunlage, von dem wir den Pachtvertrag Entwurf vorliegen haben, um ihm klarzumachen das wir grundsätzlich gewillt sind unsere Bemühungen auf den Erfolg des Kurhaus Restaurants und zum Wohl der Gäste die auf eine gute Bewirtung setzen, fokussieren wollen.
Da es sich bei diesem Vorhaben um ein Saisongeschäft handelt und die Skisaison bereits begonnen hat hier im Oberharz versuchen wir die Pacht sozusagen über die Brechstange zu erwirken. Unser Steuerberater prüft die Zahlen, d.h. ob dies überhaupt und unter den gegebenen zeitlichen Umständen möglich ist. Es würde für uns einen Übergang bedeuten da wir uns in Bayern für ein Objekt entschieden haben daß wir im April beginnen wollen.
Die Gegend! Ein Traum. Direkt am Kurhaus befindet sich ein Kurpark wo Familien mit Kindern die Rodelbahn nutzen können. Etwas weiter entfernt, etwa 20 Minuten Fussweg, befindet sich der Matthias-Schmidt-Berg für unsere alpinen Skisportfreunde. Unten am Berg findet man ein Restaurant und Imbissbetriebe.
Aufgrund der Höhenlage sind Sankt Andreasberg (520–720 m) und der benachbarte Sonnenberg (800–850 m) auch heute noch Wintersportorte. Sankt Andreasberg ist ein alpines Skizentrum des Harzes, mit drei Schleppliften am Sonnenberg sowie zwei Doppelsesselbahnen und noch zwei von ursprünglich drei Schleppliften am „Skizentrum Matthias-Schmidt-Berg“, an dem für den Sommerbetrieb eine Sommerrodelbahn zur Verfügung steht.
Was denkt Ihr? Sollte man dieses Projekt in Angriff nehmen? Eure Meinung ist gefragt:
Würdet Ihr Rainer's Bavarian Grill ohne Öl als ein Ort für Spaß und Spannung, ein Ort der Begegnung und für das leibliche Wohl im Kurhaus befürworten?
nein (57%, 4 Votes)
ja (29%, 2 Votes)
weiss nicht (14%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 7
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Das neue Oberharz Team Rainer’s Bavarian Grill ohne Öl
Rainer’s Bavarian Grill trailer has left the United Kingdom to find better conditions in Germany.
The owner couple and their son, Trevor, targeted a popular tourist destination area in Lower Saxony, the Harz region where they spent over four weeks in a holiday home in order to test the market…according to their plans. But it turned out different.
Everything started promising for the business couple and they set up their food truck in the city center of Goslar. It was a sunny warm day on a Tuesday in the first week of September.
Curious people passed by early in the morning and asked when they open. The can in its chosen design revealed their offers. Anyway, the ‚can‘ was an eye sore the minute they arrived at the Jakobihofplatz. They hadn’t, at that point, not even opened the serving latches.
It was the lunch trade they prepared for.
Freshly air-fryed cooked Bratwurst and Vegetarian Frankfurters were the favorites that day.
Day 2 of the 16 test days they invisited started the following day (wednesday) this time away from the city center in a rural area two miles up the road where they held their weekly farmers market.
The business couple was eager to continue just as they always did in e.g. Aylesbury/ Buckinghamshire on a very similar market place.
However, this time, the German bureaucracy prevented them from continuing. ‚It felt like becoming bewitched when we learnt about required additional formalities in relation to our license to serve on markets. We found ourselves warmly welcomed by the manager of the licensing department and it felt like they didn’t want to let us go! Our plans were going through the roof at that point as we firmly believed in failure shouldn’t we manage to complete the market testing with satisfying trading results and after 16 days on markets within an initial period of 30 days. We were bewitched as people seem to commonly become in the land of the witches.‘ Stefan Schenkelberg explained with a grin on his face.
They have been a bit over ambitious one would say. Running a business from a holiday flat was a bit of a challenge. So they relaxed and enjoyed to spend time in the Harz whilst a permanent home for them away from the holiday accommodation was to be located.
To keep fit they enjoyed regular jogging sessions through the forest along beautiful lakes and historic places.
By the third week in September eventually the Schenkelberg family found a new home from were they had to begin again to apply for the license for their mobile food business.
They have now found the support they need to grow the mobile food venture and their revised business plan is now with an accountant for an appraisal. Bearing in mind, we are no longer living in the United Kingdom and are subject to extensive bureaucratic procedures that could last for months rather then weeks.
Please help the Schenkelberg family to find an amazing home for their three cats!
This is probably an unusual blog post for some. As we are making preparations to take on our ‚long-time work opportunity‘ challenge abroad I have a big concern today. Our tenant is not at all happy to take our cats on and threatened to leave should we not manage to take our cats with us.
My wife loves animals. She really adores them. It will break her heart when we leave without them. These her gorgeous looking little babies must find another amazing home by the end of August. They were always fed with finest quality sausages; we had no problem with that because, generally speaking, as someone in charge of a restaurant you always have plenty of meat left when the doors are closed in the evening.
If you are not the one who is interested to look after them please can you do us a favor and think about all the people you know as to whether they would want to have the gang of the three!
What is happening with the luxury food outlet and there newly opened beer kitchen?
The preparations are on in full-swing and the inauguration is planned for September 2018.
Gourmet Express Mobile Catering to expand it’s operation.
Potters Bar’s mobile food company with Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil, the iconic food trailer has made a decision to move premises. Their recently started Beer kitchen in Potters Bar (their new offering of food delivery service from their kitchen at home) was lacking of a good customer turn out.
They will operate from the 1st of September 2018 from their new location in Goslar, Lower Saxony/ Germany where they take on a lease for a pub/ music bar and restaurant.
A hard fought advertising campaign with the support of our event management at Oktoberfest Food and Fun has finally achieved a deserved outcome of a wonderful evening at the Clayton Center!
The event was fantastic and people appreciated what we did! Pillars Brewery unfortunately backed off from the deal but this didn’t mean less experience in terms of good beers for the event. We sourced original beers brewed in Saxony, Bavaria and one of the owners county of origin, that is the region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The history file The Radeberger Beer: The brewhouse is located in Radeberg near Dresdner. In the year 1835 the Saxon King Friedrich August II personally acquired these chambers and expanded them to become a brewery which, along with the court’s demand for wine, was also to satisfy its thirst for beer. Source: own research
Bitburger Pils: Bitburger brewery is a large German brewery founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn. Bitburger is headquartered in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate. Over the years Bitburger became Germany’s number 1 of draught beers. Source Wiki
Paulaner Beer Muenchner Hell: Paulaner is a German brewery, established in 1634 in Munich by the Minim friars of the Neudeck ob der Au cloister. The mendicant order and the brewery are named after Francis of Paola, the founder of the order. Source Wiki
Again, customers for the bratwurst and currywurst as well as other snacks not to forget to mention the lovely pastry items including pretzels were full of praise. We got star ratings for taste, excellent customer service and top entertainment.
Walden Farms chose a Bavarian Oktoberfest Food event to market their new products and it is understood that the American corporation had just entered the UK market.
Neville Collman, the UK sales manager for Walden Farms, was equally happy and his wide selection of condiments including strawberry flavored sauces (latter was the top sampling sauce as we understood!).
The stage was set … painstakingly prepared from the early hours of the afternoon and John Freejah took center stage throughout the night with fantastic music from country, rock and blues.
The Clayton Center grounds were rocking and it even seemed that the constant concert of honking horns on the streets of ‚Potters Bar on a Saturday night‘ halted in order to not sully the purity of the delicate notes.
The boss was quick to publish an article on his twitter wall in tribute to an outstanding performance of a newcomer musician and in his effort to find to attract support for this talented musician. Stefan Schenkelberg added: „Feel free to connect with me on facebook and watch John playing at Clayton Center.“
Notes: To watch this video on FB please feel free to connect with Stefan
People enjoyed the music and we had hobby musicians invited to take center stage. Phil impressed by playing a few tunes on the Fender guitar. ...a true sampling event it was! Phil has apparently earned his living at his young age writing songs and he apparently wrote the lyrics for a number of celebrities such as Phil Collins etc.
He admitted: „I am not so good on the guitar but I am a bloody good song writer.“ A Potters Bar man with strong ties in the Philippines. He has his family living in the Philippines where he has recently invested into a large infrastructural project where he previously helped building a school for orphans.
All in all, we have been satisfied with the event. It’s the local presence that matters for us! We certainly have made our brand known in Potters Bar and it is now a matter of time when our company gets established this wonderful area just North of London; discussions are under way with the venue owners to have a more permanent spot at the Clayton Center and fingers crossed we will soon announce some updates on our plans for Potters Bar.
More information about the event organisation on our event pages, http://www.oktoberfestfoodandfun.de.
The Potters Bar event will bring a new eating experience to the town. Live entertainment and beers brewed to the Bavarian purity law…what else would you fancy? Admission includes your entry, plus FREE food sampling and, of course, one hell of a good time! Plus, you get to choose an item from the pastry display!
The Flavours of the World Market on Sunday the 20th of May 2018 on this rather small gurkha square in Fleet was as far as Rainer’s Bavarian Grill concerns a gastronomical success!
Foodies got to choose from several cuisines – there was something for every taste and palate. The French market operator also had 10+ vendors in their marketplace offering a variety of wares and services.
Roger Leggard e.g., the owner of the Barbeque Starr impressed with outstanding Caribbean food. Roger could see our ‚can‘ sticking out from his food stall and came visiting us to spoil us with BBQ Chicken..for the return of our cheezy hotdog of course. Mmhh delicious! The market was well attended; come noon hundreds of visitors flooded the market place.
The stalls must be creative with their dishes was the apparent requirement of the market operator but also with their decor; and for the ‚Giant Can‘ people praised innovative approach, decor and creativity..a true market boosting ingredient and a over dimensional ‚food stall‘ hardly to be missed even from the outer space.
The Future for Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil.
The opening of Rainer’s Bavarian Beer Kitchen in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, from where they plan to air-fry and deliver their delicious food to Potters Bar homes and businesses. They have just secured a ‚local‘ spot on the Barnet Road in Potters Bar where they will be holding food sampling sessions with live music entertainment from Saturday the 9th of June 2018. Watch this space…
It is always difficult to lose graciously, especially against mighty event organizers such as the Giant Event Professionals at London Vauxhall but Stefan Schenkelberg showed his business like attitude in the Vauxhall Street Food Garden when told by the Managing Director himself very impolitely ‚to piss off with even more insulting words attached ‚f..g efficient German‘: „It’s the English man who is to blame, not me..because my car was ready very late last night which prevented me to organize things in advance and to come well planned.“
THE STORY ..as it unfolded:
Five weeks ago an application was submitted for a trading pitch at Vauxhall Street Food Garden and subject of this application was to give detailed information about their food truck such as precise measurements, food menu, a poster to advertise their offerings and even a press kit was requested.
The menu was designed, framed and ready to be placed outside the food trailer at Vauxhall Street Food Garden.
The Press Kit was requested and a draft proposal was also submitted to the Vauxhall event managers.
Stefan Schenkelberg, when writing the editorial paid particular attention to the air frying aspect of the business and some research figures were quoted to back up what was said.
No response was received and the story didn’t find the PR people nor did any article attracted the local press in the run up to the launch of the Street Food Garden.
The team of Rainer’s Bavarian Grill was asked to come for a 14-day-trial on Thursday 17th May 2018 and arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. This was odd because it stated in the paperwork that the garden will be open for the public at 11:30 a.m.
A poster was designed and supplied and several tweets where sent to announce our appearance at ‚what Rainer’s Bavarian Grill management was worth mentioned a ‚prestigious trading location‘.
All the staff members became engaged in the advertising of the new trading location and even leaflet dropping commenced in and around Vauxhall Station.
The morning of the 17th of May was fast approaching. Their towing vehicle however became an issue just five days before their trading mission in Vauxhall. It was the M.O.T. and the failure to pass; urgent repairs were required and Stefan located a friendly garage in Potters Bar. The car was booked in on Wednesday the 16th of May and work began to fix the suspension and brakes. Late in the evening that day the car was ready for collection.
It was too late for stock purchases but their supplier was already instructed to deliver the meat to the venue in London SW8.
ON THE DAY:
The alarm bells rang early in the morning at 3:30 a.m. They got up and started to prepare the food in the kitchen. Stock was purchased in the local supermarket; this included a visit to the petrol station for diesel refuel.
Regina, our pastry cook, was heavily involved with the baking of pastry items for the dessert.
It was to be foreseen that we will be arriving late by 60 minutes, so Stefan informed the management in Vauxhall. A very friendly response was instantly received. By the time they were ready to leave Potters Bar for Vauxhall it was 8:00 a.m.
When Stefan phoned the office as they were heading towards Vauxhall he was greeted with respect. He kept sending SMS messages of their whereabouts. It was odd when the guy from the venue asked for the dimension of our food trailer again over the phone. He then asked, is this thing coming in one piece? Stefan was puzzled and felt inclined to start explaining things from scratch. Then the phone was suddenly silent and someone else spoke with Stefan. It was the manager’s father who appeared somewhat annoyed. He said something like ‚you are too late – you need to come now, immediately!‘
They eventually arrived at the venue and it was just 10:30 a.m.
To the astonishment of the food trailer’s team members the gate to the venue was open but several vans and cars blocked the entrance. When they had them removed the task of reversing the trailer into the grounds commenced. It was clear that the trailer wouldn’t fit into the garden as the height was exceeding the roof construction in the entrance. Instead of explaining this they gathered about 10 people and instructed them to loose the roof. Stefan unhooked the trailer and pushed it into the garden whereas the workmen lifted the roof and carry it off to the rear, front or side depending on the situation whilst the trailer was moving inside towards the designed spot. It was a very tough job to do and the people that stemmed the roof construction had the toughest task. It took some 30 minutes to complete. „That’s it,“ they were told, „you have 25 minutes to set up, the electricity socket is next to the trailer.“
Suddenly someone run out of the frame towards Stefan and shouted „F…g efficient German. Get out of here, I want you out of here.“ It was the venue manager.
The trailer was brought back home to Potters Bar. THE END.
The conclusion to be drawn from this is that we should never accept for our over dimensional set up to be pushed into a corner…it’ll be against the nature of our mobile business, a business that has to retain its mobility advantage.
Next events for the festival rocker:
18th/19th of May 2018 in Aylesbury
20th of May 2018 in Fleet – Fleet Flavours of the World Market event
Gourmet Express Mobile Catering’s first iconic health conscious food trailer ‚Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil‘ is looking to expand its operation with the help of seed funding. The management is currently following up a lead.
How serious is the prospect of having seed capital to grow the business and why is it that they are so confident in winning? They are aware that attracting investors is hard and what they want to avoid is „bad signalling.“ Deal with caution is their motto. „You have to gain some allies quickly. People who believe in our vision in the same way and on the same scale as we do.“..Gian Schenkelberg, one of the owner’s sons who supports the venture as an Executive Associate explained. Besides, a recently produced trend analysis revealed a significant upwards trend in the last two years following the experience of bad trading locations.
The folks behind Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil trailer are hoping to take their Bavarian themed Bratwurst and beer concept to the next level by expanding their business to the larger music festival market. To that end, Regina and Stefan Schenkelberg, who started their German specialities food venture back in 2011, are preparing a presentation for meetings with potential investors. Their hope is to raise a minimum of £12500.00 to cover costs of outfitting the truck and a beer tent and working capital to handle higher volume.
Bavarian Oktoberfest culture fan Stefan Schenkelberg wants to expand Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil kitchen with a portable bar. There are two icons of the Bavarian summer – the Bratwurst and a cold steiner. But the budding businessman is aiming to expand their existing mobile kitchen to add a beer tent and beer bar. The business couple believes that it will make them the first portable vendor in England to offer a range of German beers and Bratwurst.
Passionate about Oktoberfest Beers.
Stefan said: „We have chosen to use our iconic food trailer because it is just so quintessentially Bavarian.“
„But Rainer’s Bavarian Grill van will take that idea and flip it on its head. Our Project will create an upgraded version of the Bavarian food van.“ He added: „We’re doing it because we’re passionate about Bavarian’s culture particularly during the month of October.
„And there are so many quality beers out there, particularly in the Bavarian region, and I don’t think people know enough about the range of possible offerings.“
If all goes as planned, Rainer’s Bavarian Grill without the oil will start hitting up the art and music festival circuit around London and the southeast come summer. But eventually, the two owners would also like to take their venture even further. The long-term goal is to boost UK’s Oktoberfest fun ‚with an authentic touch‘ by adding more food trucks, trailers and beer tents to the business.
“That’s maybe two years down the road,” Schenkelberg says. “But we’ll always have our truck in Hertfordshire, our home base from where we soon begin our new licensed delivery service to Potters Bar homes. We love the Hertsmere district.”