thanks, i am a hands on person. i believe in a independent business the customer want to see the owner. if i haven't made or baked the food i examine it before it hits the pass or carryout.we are very far from perfect but that is the goal.
being in a college town the public thinks that summer business slow down because the students are not here. i made the decision 25 years ago not to be student dependent.our summer sales are always higher than school year sales, with the exception of graduation week.
that is the reason i do not look at wood oven locations in the summer months. i have felt up to a few months ago that i would have to go into Cleveland to make wood fire pizza work as a restaurant.after all of the positive feedback I'm not sure that Lorain county cannot handle it. the man that built my mobile oven is working on a building in Lorain Ohio and had the developer contact me for a spot. 2800 hundred square feet.so that is a possibility.
one more bit if information. the Lorain county fair is 8 miles south of oberlin in wellington Ohio.it draws 18,0000 people a day. i tried to get in as a vendor in January but there were no openings. a few week ago they got a cancellation and ask if i wanted in. i committed and am now trying to put my concession area together. john conklin has been helping me with ideas.this will be a major undertaking. i am pretty maxed out at my restaurant. my biggest wood event to date has been 350 people and the stress on my crew was big.to store supplies,make dough, pull mozzarella, along with manning this 10 hours a day for 7 days is monumental. what i want to do is make the pizza 9 to 10 inches cut it 4 and sell it in a nice heavy paper plate and sell it as a individual pizza. i know slices of pizza is the norm,but that would take away from the impact the fair could have on my wood fire pizza marketing. i am going to make pies and put pics up so i can get feedback and suggestions from the forum.
if this goes well the profits along with profits from my mobile oven to date will go towards my Neapolitan oven.
thanks for reading this and thanks to all of the awesome people that have input on this web site. that i have spent 15 days ans 44 minutes on