German sausages on offer to Potters Bar homes
PUBLISHED: 16:19 26 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 26 January 2017
Danny Loo Photography 2017
A German couple living in Potters Bar are poised to start bringing the taste of their homeland to their neighbours’ doorsteps, provided they get an official thumbs-up.
Stefan and Regina Schenkelberg, who live in Hyde Avenue, have regular pitches at various street markets, where they cook and sell traditional German sausages.
But on January 30, Hertsmere Borough Council’s environmental health team will inspect their kitchen to decide whether they can use it to run a home delivery service in the Potters Bar area.
Their supplier is a specialist butcher in Oxfordshire, which according to Stefan makes sausages that even native Germans can’t distinguish from those manufactured in the federal republic.
Stefan, 53, and 52-year-old Regina offer bratwurst, a traditional sausage from northern Bavaria, and knackwurst, a smoke-flavoured speciality also known as “knacker”.
Stefan said: “People love the knacker. A woman from Berlin who tried them said they reminded her of her childhood. Sourcing meat locally does make sense.
“We also do beef sausages, chicken and turkey sausages, and even vegan sausages.”
He named his business Rainer’s Bavarian Beer Kitchen in honour of his brother, who died at 54 in 2015 after a life of paralysis caused by cerebral palsy.
Stefan said: “My mother goes to visit his grave twice a day.”
The couple also hope to sell traditional German beer at outside events from a mobile bar, and offer various incentives for anyone who can help them raise the necessary £4,500 investment.
From February 1, people can order sausages by calling 0800-0126945, of by using the Rainer’s Bavarian Grill iPhone app, available from the Apple store.
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