After reading a couple of threads in here about mobile pizza ovens, from Wheelman and John, I'm actually looking into starting a small business like Johns. Just something for the weekends when the sun's shining, and for smaller parties. It will definately let me keep my current job, while getting some insight on the whole business of making pizzas. Unfortunately there are a lot of laws I need to look into, take some courses on hygiene and then there's also the financial part of it that's the barrier before setting up the shop. I'll take it step by step, try to figure out how much profit it can turn out. No doubt that I will doing this a lot for my own pleasure, but definately also to make some extra money - there are some heavy costs before setting up shop that needs to be paid.
Denmark is a country of pretty good wealth, but a lot of taxes. That make cars about 3 times more expensive than they really are. For instance, a Ford Focus is around $35000, whereas list in the US is about $18000. That also means that used cars are pretty expensive, but a neccesity if I want to drive a trailer around. So a car alone could probably be found for around $5000.
I've been looking at different ovens, and actually really wanted the Neapolitan oven from Forno Bravo - at least until I saw the price
It would actually be cheaper for me to buy a Stefano Ferrara oven
So I'm in the process of looking at other alternatives. I've read a bit about the Valoriani GR ovens, and they're not that expensive, and doesn't weigh as much as the larger SF oven. Will definately be fun to look into, and maybe be the start of a great adventure that'll hopefully lead to a real restaurant - La Maglia Rosa with a Stefano Ferrara oven.
On a different note, I ate at my inlaws' restaurant on Monday, and when the shop closed down one of the pizzaiols asked me if I wanted to make a pizza? Silly question really. Their dough is not like the neapolitan dough, but a lot stronger and with less air in it. I showed the neapolitan slap, and then put the pizza into the WFO. It's SUCH a nice oven that can fit around 8 pizzas at the time. I had no idea of how hot the oven was, to the bottom got a bit burned, as I thought it was a bit cooler than it really was. But my girlfriend was pleased with the result, and ate the pizza with joy
As Francesco - a neapolitan pizzaoil said - "This is real pizza - Pizza l'amore"