Operators share their top tips for working with wood-fired ovens to achieve
the perfect bake for pizzas, entrees and more. By Tracy Morin
Wood-fired ovens: They may be the most primitive way for man to cook his food, so it’s likely no coincidence that they can give the most mouth- watering, customizable results and offer incredible versatility, creating
amazing outcomes on everything from pizzas and breads to vegetable sides, pasta
mains and meat-based entrees.
“Before working with wood-fired ovens, we should first identify some of the
benefits and reasons for using these types,” notes Oluwakemi Oladipo, an event
planner with Annie’s Scrumpchies Events Company in Lagos, Nigeria. “For me, the
most important factor is the unique flavor they give your food, and they also help
to preserve most of your added ingredients and increase the retention of nutrients.
Plus, these ovens can be used for various purposes, such as baking bread, roasting
meat and more—while saving energy because they don’t require electricity.”