Howdy everyone. I come by from time to time to browse the forums and see what's new. I was having lots of issues with pizza sauce and making it from scratch and such but I saw 2 recipes I was quite interested in. Both require cooking the sauce which I'm not used to but I'll try them out when I'm in Colombia again in a month.
So for those of you who don't know me, I'm a young guy who loves flavors. I've worked in a pizzeria for a couple of years and I see nothing new here. I mean, the same pizzas for 10 years, no ingredient changes, but only price changes? I think it's time for old timers to learn new ingredients and new tastes, and if they're not prepared to do this then they're going to notice the industry is going to be ruled by younger pizzeria owners.
So voila! An idea to create a pizzeria in my home country popped in my head. Now, when I left Colombia, pizzerias barely existed, and they only used tortilla wraps as their "dough" so I was quite excited to be the first man to make pizza in Colombia. Sadly, on my trip to Colombia 3 months ago I noticed plenty of pizzerias.... but all of them were bad.
Sauce was too wet, cheese wasn't melting, and only 2 choices of pizza which were Hawaiian and plain. With this, I was exited to once more start my business. So now I'm going to share with you the set up I have decided to go with.
I saw a thread here a few weeks back about a KettlePizza and how it was a great alternative to wood powered ovens. I didn't want to start off buying a stone oven when the pizzeria might not even kick off, and I don't really think gas powered ovens give pizza much flavor. I also needed something that was portable. I want to be able to bring my pizza to the busy nightlife and sell warm slices and even freshly made pizza to costumers who were hungry. Now I had my oven... somewhat.
Then I had to choose the actual oven, for in Colombia they don't sell Weber grills. After looking online and in stores, I simply decided to buy a Weber grill and send it to Colombia. I decided with
It has a counter, quick start up, and is portable. That's all I need.
Finally, I was trying to find a way to roll the dough and knead it by hand. This is really rigorous task and I honestly cannot expect the dough to be consistent if I went this route. I decided I would simply buy a kitchen aid and also send it to Colombia.
Now, in total I'll be spending $1,500. Is this a good investment? I really want this to work and I'm going to be going to Colombia to live for a while to fully test out this idea in the year 2015. *By fully test out I mean I will open the shop every day and sell pizza in different locations. In the meantime, a family member will be handling the business on some days.*
I'm also in need of a name, I wanted to name it Conspizzary but it doesn't sound well and what does Conspiracy have to do with pziza? Any name suggestions will be appreciated.