Author Topic: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please  (Read 1162 times)

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Offline kwm

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For someone starting with a blank page, is it a good way to go.   Is there a better way to find out of mobile pizza biz is right.   I have already started talking to health department and attend the different farmers markets in town.  There is at least one market a day.   

Please give me the good, the bad, and the ugly.


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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 04:52:31 PM »
Hey KWM,
   I haven't gone yet but my wife and i are going in October. Where do you live?
                                   Ray, Salem Oregon

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 06:14:13 PM »
Reno, NV.   

I am debating whether to attend.  The mobile idea seems very attractive.  I have been spending time talking with farmers market vendors and the Health department.  I am in information gathering mode.

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 06:47:43 PM »
We are past the information gathering mode and have proceeded beyond the point of no return :-D   Our oven is being built as we speak and is scheduled to be ready for delivery on August 20th...very excited and a nervous wreck at the same time Have invested a lot of time and resources to this venture already and seeing how my full time job is ending in October this is going to be a full time venture for me. Good thing I have a supportive wife ;D Would love to talk to you more about your plans and who knows maybe we will see you on Boulder in October.  Ray

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 10:16:39 PM »
Ray,
I sent you a private message with my phone number.   Give me a call when your free.  My first investment would be in that workshop.  I feel it would be a good way to see if it is something I like to do.  I am not working now and am trying to figure out what is next for me.  It would be great to chat.

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 07:40:43 AM »
Same question was addresses over onthe mobile Woodfired interest group. It's more about the business than making pizza. Where are you located. Best experience is Live get out thee and work a few event with fellow operator and see what's really involved "live"
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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 04:07:44 PM »
Reno NV.   So Reno and Tahoe would be my market.   There really is no one offering this to the masses.  Do you know anyone doing this in N. California....San Fran, Sacramento....etc

Offline The Gizz

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 04:22:11 PM »
I agree with John kwm. If you can find a local mobile wfo that would let you work with them, it would be the best experience available. A year ago I spoke with Joseph Pergolizzi in depth about his workshops, the business, ovens, etc...A great guy btw. I began making arrangements to attend the workshop. But as I researched our local laws and requirements from the health dept and other gov agencies, I found myself with a business license, a lease with a kitchen and all the necessary paperwork. Once the legal stuff was out of the way, I started building an oven. Before I knew it, we were picking up catering gigs and well.......I didn't make it to Boulder.
I'm certain the FWI workshops are great and they answer most of the questions you could have, but you will still need to do the footwork with your local health dept and other agencies for the required licenses.
Making pizza is the easy part. It's the behind the scene stuff that will work you.
Thanks........Tee

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Re: Has anyone attend The Fire Within workshop. Thoughts please
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 06:59:23 PM »
KW YES! I know of someone doing it in your area. Think Hes  (Lake Tahoe ish? )  Just took delivery of his Fire Within Unit ! I belong to several secret societies, we all have these strange ovens following us around   :-D
John
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