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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2013, 09:26:04 AM »
Wat to  Go Tony ! Let the fun begin. Pies look nice. Wish I had kids who were able to  help! Goal is to hand the whole deal off to Kelly for her summer job! but thats about 10 years away  :-D
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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2013, 11:52:42 AM »
BTW Tony, you're making me hungry.   :)

The Fiends of Old Annville get the highway closed down every year for their "Old Annville Day" if you ever need an excuse to show up around here...  LOL   ;)

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2013, 06:06:19 PM »
So things keep rolling, after a few family events we got our first vending event at my favorite local brew pub.  We sold for 6 hours and did 60 pizzas.   I was running on only a few hours sleep after flying home 11pm the night before.   We had a nice lunch run and then a dinner rush.   I did not buy prepare enough ingredients and we had to run out to the store in the middle of our rush.   

I had to make dough at 1am so it was not quite what I wanted but I did have a preferment started by my wife to add some flavor. 

Informal reviews were very good and I think next time we will do better.


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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2013, 06:13:07 PM »

The Fiends of Old Annville get the highway closed down every year for their "Old Annville Day" if you ever need an excuse to show up around here...  LOL   ;)

http://www.fooa.org/   ;D


That sounds interesting....  that would have a nice tie in for my dough...

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2013, 11:29:45 PM »
Saturday was "A taste of Springettsbury" I committed to making 300 servings which I translated to 50 pizzas.  I decided to make them all the same, making 50 Margheritas.   It is very a interesting exercise to do.  We could not setup as early as I wanted plus issues with positioning meant the first few were pale and icky.   I finely got the oven up to temp and my builder crew going here is a sample of what we did.   

I also got to run the oven as my son had a marching band competition.  I do miss that.

I upped the hydration 2 points to 62%, I think that helped give the results I was looking for.

Last weekend we sold out after being overwhelmed with orders.  We did make about 70 in 3 hours or so, not a record but a step ahead.

Next weekend I have a fund raising party and the following Friday is the first food truck event with 1000+ people expected.   That will be nuts.


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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2013, 11:05:03 AM »
That pizza looks delicious !!!! Your customers must of loved your pizza!!!!!

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 11:53:23 AM »
Saturday was "A taste of Springettsbury" I committed to making 300 servings which I translated to 50 pizzas.  I decided to make them all the same, making 50 Margheritas.   It is very a interesting exercise to do.  We could not setup as early as I wanted plus issues with positioning meant the first few were pale and icky.   I finely got the oven up to temp and my builder crew going here is a sample of what we did.   

I also got to run the oven as my son had a marching band competition.  I do miss that.

I upped the hydration 2 points to 62%, I think that helped give the results I was looking for.

Last weekend we sold out after being overwhelmed with orders.  We did make about 70 in 3 hours or so, not a record but a step ahead.

Next weekend I have a fund raising party and the following Friday is the first food truck event with 1000+ people expected.   That will be nuts.

that pizza looks great!  I think it was wise to stay to 1 pie.   The more varieties the more nuts it gets with big numbers.  We do 2 pies - cheese or peperoni.  People always are asking for more topping choices but I don't want to venture into that land.  They still come back so it must taste ok.  I stick to my work speed groove whether we have 1 order or 100.  I think the quality suffers a lot with the speed/psycho pace.   If people don't want to wait then they weren't worth severving anyway.   Good luck on the big event coming up - keep your groove, relax the shoulders, smile and have fun.   Walter

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2013, 11:41:50 PM »
Love your mobile oven ,I would like if you can give details on it.like the idea of building one

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2013, 08:02:08 PM »
A few weeks ago was my biggest event yet.  Made 120+ pizzas in less then 4 hours at a large food truck event.  The rain was pouring down at times but there were 1600+ people over the 4 hours with 15 or so trucks selling.   Most food trucks sold out of almost everything.  We had a long line for most of the evening. 

The oven was ripping hot and we had to remake a few that got too burnt.    I offered 6 different pies including a FB special vegan one, probably too many but it was hard to decide which one to not make

We have come so far but there is so much more to get better at.

I got a larger digital scale which helped a bunch. 

My son the professional cook is in these shots.  He was on vacation and was dressing the part.

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2014, 11:54:44 PM »
Things are going pretty nice this year so far.  This was a graduation party for 70.   This is our 2nd week of private events with one more next week.  We also did wood wings with BBQ and Buffalo sauce.

 This is fun.



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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2014, 10:48:18 PM »
 your pizza, set up, and oven look amazing !! what do you think is harder the set up or tear down after the event?

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2014, 01:00:19 AM »
This might've convinced me that if I ever start a food truck, pizza is going to be a sweet way to go.  Nicee pics.
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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2014, 10:01:30 AM »
 nice pictures, the last set of pictures where the guests are sitting at a communal table is a great idea, I'm stealing it!!!. if you give me the OK :-D

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Re: Forno Bova!
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2014, 11:07:32 AM »
That's cool that your family is involved and enjoying it!  Great job!  Very nice looking pies!
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