Robert and Alexandra Graf’s new adventure started in 2010 while they still owned the Award winning German Restaurant ALPHORN BISTRO at the Inn at Danbury, which they lost due to the recession in 2011. You may have seen them in the Graf-Medici episode of ABC’s reality show “Wife Swap” which still airs from time to time on Lifetime TV in the USA and in many foreign countries.
The Vision for a Mobile German Food Concession sprang from the imagination of Chef Robert Graf when he took his family to a fair in 2009 in New Hampshire. He and his wife Alexandra launched SCHNITZels & GIGGLES as a way to help publicize the Inn at Danbury and bring in a few extra guests. Serving our fresh, homemade German Street Food in the concession trailer is similar in concept to that of the former Alphorn Bistro. The food we serve in the mobile German Food concession trailer is fun and great for a fast snack. Our “Schnitzel on a Stick” is the featured item and this unique Street Food you won’t see anywhere else in the USA or in Germany or Austria! Other menu offerings consist of: Homemade Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Potato Pancakes, Pommes Frites, Sauerkraut, Braised Red Cabbage, and at times a special menu item such as Jäger Schnitzel or a Sauerbraten Sandwich will be offered at a venue.
As you can see by the schedule they offer their Award Winning German Street Food from the East to the West Coast and many places in between at Air Shows, Fairs, Festivals, Art Shows, Bike Weeks, and Balloon Festivals. They are most wanted at Oktoberfest celebrations all over the USA. Their awards include: Blue Ribbon for Best Fair Food at their first fair, the Cheshire Fair, and NH in 2010. Best German Fair Food from the editors of NH Magazine 2011. Red Ribbon for Best Looking Concessionaire at the Bolton Fair, MA in 2011. Red Ribbon for best food at the Barnstable County Fair, MA in 2011. Yellow ribbon for being best concessionaire at the 4county fair, CT in 2011. They have also had numerous write ups in magazines and newspapers on the East Coast.
SCHNITZels & GIGGles German Food Concessions launched July 2010 at Fairs and Festivals in the New England Area. Today they have expanded their Route up and down the East Coast from New Hampshire to Florida and all the way into Texas and Wisconsin. Chef Graf is the Mastermind behind the German Inspired Cuisine. He provides his Swiss Heritage specialties like Sauerbraten with Roth Kohl as well as Austro/German favorites in a fun way with a Schnitzel on a Stick. Being a former Restaurant owner his talent is in making his own recipe of Traditional Bratwurst. Folks who have experienced these House Made Brats say they are amazing!! Our mission is to provide you with a “Taste Trip to Germany” without leaving the USA with our German Style Street Food served up in a fun and satisfying way.
Bob, Alex, and Meagan look forward to meeting you in their travels and are thankful for all of God’s blessings. Come and greet us, our friends of old and new who have a love for great German Street Food served fresh from the Mobile Concession trailer SCHNITZels & GIGGles. Until then “Auf Wiedersehen”!