Stefan Schenkelberg may be devastated by the recent loss of two family members but he is moving forward with plans to open a unique take-away food business in London.
Named after Schenkelberg’s brother Rainer, it will be called Rainer’s Bavarian Grill and feature authentic German cuisine. Rainer died a few months ago at age 54 after suffering through a life of paralysis caused by cerebral palsy. In the past year, Schenkelberg has also lost an Uncle.
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“Rainer loved our homemade German curry sauce the most and he was very excited about the prospects of our opening our food stand in London,” recalls Schenkelberg. “So we are using his memory as motivation for our new business.”
Rainer’s Bavarian Grill, set to open in mid-July, will also have an eye-catching presence as the stand will be housed in a traditional wooden Bavarian house. A location in Islington, one of London’s most busy trading areas, has been secured and a plan is in place to promote the venue through regular Oktoberfest events.
For festival events, the Bavarian Grill will utilize an even more unique structure, a 10-foot tall Coca Cola can with a small kitchen inside.
“We’re going to serve great food and I think people will really notice us. It’s going to stand out, even on a crowded street,” says Schenkelberg, who will run the business with his wife, Regina. “Where else can you get authentic Bavarian cooking to take out?”
In addition, the food stand will use air fryers instead of deep-fat fryers and offer wholesome, low-fat alternatives for those who are focused on healthy diets. “There will be something for everyone, served quickly at a reasonable price,” Schenkelberg says. “We’re targeting businesspeople in the area and expect it to be a very popular spot.”
The business plan has been developed, the menu has been set and food distributors have been lined up. The cooking equipment is ready to go. All that is needed is a small amount of start-up capital, about 10,000 pounds ($15,203 US).
In order to generate this funding, Schenkelberg has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which can be viewed at:
Donations of any amount are welcome. For a contribution of 10 pounds ($15 US), backers will receive a jar of their delicious German curry sauce. A pledge of 25 pounds ($38 US) is good for two meals from Rainer’s Bavarian Grill. For 50 pounds ($76 US), you can get a full three-course-meal for two.
“Opening this food venue will be our tribute to Rainer,” Schenkelberg says.
For additional information, visit: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1393715315/rainers-bavarian-grill; the Gourmet Express website: www.gourmetexpressmobiles.com; or the Gourmet Express Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GourmetExpressMobiles
Schenkelberg can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
How the new shop will look once open
A tribute to Rainer
Outside catering, festival catering
Company Name: Gourmet Express Mobile Catering
Contact Person: Stefan Schenkelberg
City: Potters Bar
Country: United Kingdom