Biography of Pascal Emil Henri Niederhauser (my grandfather), founder of both Grill-House restaurants:
1967 Assumes a managerial position of the “Cave à Bière ”near the dome in Geneva. He managed this establishment for 3 years.
1970 Leaves for Valais to become manager of a restaurant in Bramoix. Business is not going well and he decides to return to Neuchâtel.
1974 Participates in the opening of the restaurant Coop at Portes-Rouges in Neuchâtel.
1977 Assumes management of the restaurant “Cercle Catholique” situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
1978 Was offered the managerial position of the Jumbo restaurants. At the time, there were 3 Jumbo restaurants (situated in La Chaux-De-Fond, Zurich and Fribourg).
After having been promoted to manager of these 3 great restaurants, our father and grandfather was responsible for nearly 1,000 employees. His tasks were purely administrative. Through this position, he learned a lot from the specialists in the field and successfully managed several restaurants.
1981 Returns to Geneva and becomes manager of the restaurant “La Piscine d’Onex”. Upon arrival, he introduced these grilled specialties to the menu which have forged the establishment’s reputation for nearly 30 years.
1985 the managerial position of the restaurant “Cercle de l’Uni
on” in Gland. He appointed his collaborator and friend, the cook Mr. Pascal Muhleste
in, as head of this establishment. This restaurant offered the same menu as the one created for “La
1988 Opening of the restaurant “Le Nant d’Avril” with Mr. Scherer, his associate.. After opening this restaurant, he added all-you-can-eat charbonnades, Chinese fondues and our famous grilled specialties to the menu – dishes that drive customer loyalty up to this day.
2005 Takeover of the restaurant “Le Tampico”. He appointed his brother, Pierre Niederhauser, as head.
2006 Following the death of our father and grandfather, Mr. Pascal Emil Henri Niederhauser, it is our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Beatrix Niederhauser, who became the owner of both restaurants.
Philosophy of the Grill-House restaurants
The Grill-House restaurants are a family business. All the culinary tradition and knowledge of 3 generations of restaurant managers are put forth to develop and maintain this family owned business.
We specialize in all-you-can-eat grilled dishes. It is an expertise of over 30 years which makes for loyal customers and ensures high quality!
Our goal is to make sure that every customer can spend a warm and friendly moment in one of our establishments.
The Story continues
Today, all the culinary tradition and knowledge of 3 generations of restaurant owners are put forth to manage the family establishments.
Mr. Christophe Niederhauser is the manager of the restaurant “ La Piscine d’Onex ”.Drawing on his experience in the catering industry, he managed to attract loyal
customers who are very attached to our menu and specialties
Mrs. Isabelle Jossi and her son Mr. Fabien Jossi assume the managerial position of the restaurant “Le Nant d’Avril”. Located in a booming industrial area, the restaurant “Le Nant d’Avril” offers all-you-can-eat specialties like charbonnades and Chinese fondue and managed to build customer loyalty over the years.
Mrs. Béatrix Niederhauser inherited the establishments left by Mr. Pascal Emil Niederhauser and works daily at the restaurant “La Piscine d’Onex”.
A wonderful family story that lasts for years. We are pleased to welcome you to our family owned establishments that continue to adopt the same philosophy: a
llow each and every one to come enjoy a tasty meal in a warm and cosy atmosphere.