Meals are prepared by Olivier (who operates our seasonal Schnitzel Express), under the mentorship of his father Chef Robert, in charge of food and pastry production. Nicolas lines our jolly good tarts, helps with kitchen duties, and maintains our facebook and website; Joseph ably and eagerly helps with serving and with baking! We sincerely appreciate you coming in; Lori is committed to orchestrating your memorable SWISS BEAR experience.
Our house specialty is schnitzel; enjoy it simply, or choose from a variety of toppings; also, try our bearlicious butter tarts and fruit tarts with a fresh ground French roast coffee or cappuccino.
Chef Robert, his wife Lori and their boys and team, are enthusiastic to establish the SWISS BEAR as one of your favourite dining destinations!
Robert, Swiss Certified Chef,was raised in Switzerland where he studied culinary arts and apprenticed with Moevenpick Restaurant in Geneva.
Always in search of excellence; with a passion for quality, flavourful food; he further sharpened his chef skills working in Toronto, and with an entrepreneurial spirit operated his own establishments in Toronto and London before the family move to North Kawartha.
The SWISS BEAR, owned and operated by the Sigrist Family, is a true family, professional venture; cultivating responsibility and strong work ethics in all. While we keep a watchful eye on efficiency, affordability and wait time, we will not take short cuts; from food production to finishing meals on order, everything is prepared with care and quality ingredients.
In the busy warmer months, if you are in a hurry, or prefer take-out, please check out our SWISS BEAR Schnitzel Express, located next to our restaurant; open seasonally weather, etc. permitting.