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Gasthof Old Bavarian Restaurant

Picture (from left to right): Inge, Olga (their mother) and Claudia

Claudia and Igne Giermindl, winners of the 2017 Women Business of the Year Award hosted by the Sussex & District Chamber of Commerce.

Giermindl Holdings Inc. is a business that consists of a farm, an abattoir, a butcher shop, and the Gasthof Old Bavarian Restaurant, all located at 1130 Knightville Road, in Sussex, NB.

Their parents immigrated from Germany to establish in beautiful New Brunswick in 1977. They started the business where Claudia and Inge began to work and develop a love for agriculture, cooking and hospitality. Knightville, which is part of the Greater Sussex (16 km just off the exit ramp to the Moncton-Saint John four-lane highway) has become their home where they have been able to enjoy life and continue the business with their families.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, they open the doors of Gasthof Old Bavarian Restaurant, where their main goal is to give clients a “Gate to Plate” experience. Their customers receive the freshest quality of products as well as the most natural raised products. In season, they also offer fresh products grown in their own gardens. The restaurant has also been featured on two very popular Food Network shows: “You gotta Eat Here” and “Chopped Canada”.

Claudia and Inge feel that Sussex is a wonderful town to be an entrepreneur as Sussex is the “heart” of New Brunswick.

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 “When I met the NB Association of CBDC’s they were willing to help and give advice, that’s when I really felt like I had made the choice by opening this business in New Brunswick. You just don’t get that attention in bigger cities.” In Toronto for example there may not have been an economic development agency that is eager for you to open your own business.
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