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How To Hire A Pizza Oven

If you’re hosting an event, whether it be a festival, a wedding, a party, or pretty much any outdoor function, your guests will want to be fed.

Pizza is the ideal food to serve at outdoor events – you don’t need much equipment – no plates, or even knives and forks. Your guests will be happy with a slice of deliciously cooked pizza and a napkin.

Buying a pizza oven can be expensive – and pretty pointless if it’s just for a single event. Hiring a pizza oven may be the best way forward for you – read on to learn more about hiring a pizza oven.


Why Hire a Pizza Oven?

Whether you’re catering for guests or clients, a pizza oven is a great go-to. It’s sure to impress people at any outdoor event – whether it be a garden party, a wedding, a birthday, a corporate event, or even a festival.

Have you ever tried cooking pizza in the oven? It may taste nice, but the texture is never perfect – and a floppy, soggy pizza is certainly disappointing. If you want the perfect pizza – crispy on the outside with soft dough – then hire a pizza oven.

A pizza oven is the best way to cook a pizza – your guests can watch the pizza get cooked before their eyes in just a minute or two.

Not only does a pizza oven cook pizza perfectly, but your guests can try cooking their own pizza. It is sure to be the focal point of any outdoor event, and get people talking about the event for days after it’s finished.

Just like a barbecue, you simply need someone to man the pizza oven or hire a cook to do so – and enjoy the tasty food.

Some pizza ovens can cook more than just pizza – you can find pizza ovens that can roast or smoke fish and meats, as well as bake bread or cakes.


What to Consider When Hiring a Pizza Oven

Regardless of why you need a pizza oven – whether you’re using it for a party, a wedding or even a festival – there is plenty to consider before you make the decision to hire one.

For example, you should consider whether a wood vs gas pizza oven would suit your needs more, or whether you should hire a multifunction pizza oven or not. Likewise, you may benefit more from a portable oven than a large, un-movable pizza oven.

Be sure to consider the cost – the cost of oven hire per day can vary from business to business. More expensive pizza oven hire companies may have an optional extras section for you to choose from. Some optional extras include stands, cutlery, and other catering equipment.

Read on for some other things you should consider when hiring a pizza oven.


Wood vs Gas

Before hiring a pizza oven, consider whether you need a gas-fired pizza oven or a wood-fired pizza oven.

A wood-fired pizza oven generates intense and dry heat – which works to caramelise the sugars in the dough. This can cook pizza in a much shorter time frame, which is a great way to serve many guests in a short period of time. You can also find pizza ovens that can cook more than one pizza at a time.

Before hiring a wood-fired pizza oven, you should know a little about how you control the temperature. For example, you’ll need to pay close attention to the temperature which can be altered whenever you open or close the door.

When you open the door, the flames get stronger and more intense, giving the pizza a crispier texture. When you close the door, the flames will be weaker – which means the pizza will cook by both conduction and convection.

If you want the pizza to cook in the best way, then be sure to light the fire roughly half an hour before you start cooking. You’ll need to clean the inside of the oven regularly, as ashes will begin to accumulate.

Alternatively, you could opt for a gas-fired pizza oven. This type of pizza oven can be powered by either a gas bottle (e.g butane or propane), or by connecting it to the mains. You won’t need to preheat gas-fired pizza ovens – and they’re easy to use.

To start cooking the pizza, simply press a button and the temperature will rapidly rise. You have more control over the temperature with gas-fired ovens than with wood-fired ovens – you can even adjust the temperature to within a degree. However, the pizza could end up smelling like gas if you opt for a low-quality pizza oven.


Is it Multifunction?

If you only need pizza to serve your guests, then a single-function pizza oven should suffice. However, if you want to serve a variety of food, then consider hiring a multifunction pizza oven.

You can find multifunction pizza ovens that can cook a range of different kinds of food – for example, cakes, nuts, and bread. You can even find pizza ovens that can smoke fish and meat.

Some pizza ovens can work like a barbecue – then heat up quickly and feature a stone floor for cooking.


Is it Portable?

Another thing to consider is whether you need a portable pizza oven or not. Most pizza ovens available to hire will be either mounted on a wheeled trolley or attached to vehicles for easy transportation.

Mobile pizza ovens are especially convenient for larger events such as festivals – and other outdoor events (e.g weddings). Whether you’re looking for pizza vans or a more simple pizza oven hire, Big Kahuna can help. Read on to learn more about our expert pizza oven hire services.

Providing You With The Right Pizza Oven

At Big Kahuna, we can provide you with the right pizza oven for you. Our stylish and effective VW Wood Fired Pizza Van is available to hire either on its own, with wood, or with a chef. You can get this delivered for a cost.

Our Wood or LPG Pizza ovens offer authentic and traditional wooden-fired pizza cookery on the move, which is perfect for outdoor functions. The Griffin Plus Dragon Oven is a conveniently lightweight trailer that is easy to manoeuvre – which is perfect if you’re a versatile catering service.

The Dragon Oven can reach high temperatures up to 500ºC and can cook up to three pizzas at once in less than a minute – which means you can cook up to 150 pizzas per hour. The Dragon is perfect for large events.