Arnold and Brigitte are both island-born and met in 2000. Recognizing the need in the community for a restaurant that would provide tasty home-cooked comfort food, we opened The Black Bird Schnitzel Haus in Qualicum Beach in Nov 2017. With Brigitte’s German heritage, the decision was made to open a German-Bavarian style restaurant.
Brigitte: born in Victoria, moved to Vancouver for a short period in my 20’s and then back to the mid-island area. Had many customer -service jobs and many office positions that has prepared me for this new adventure. One son, lives in Nanaimo. Met Arnold in 2000, married in 2005. After my last job of 13 years, I felt the need to try something new.
Arnold: born in Port Alberni, moved to Qualicum area in his teens. His son, Chris is the Head chef at the Black Bird Schnitzel Haus. Worked for over 40 years in the forestry industry before retiring in 2018.