They say that starting a business is like having a baby. First, it's an idea. It's exciting and scary, but the scary part is way off in the distance. It grows inside of you and you begin to love it even before you meet it, reading all about what to expect and what you'll be going through, collecting things you'll need for your new adventure.
Tension builds with anticipation. You try to be as ready as possible, but there are so many thing you'll need to learn as you go. The weeks become months, and your idea grows until it's almost too big to fit inside of you, fighting for space (and winning) with your other internal workings. The final few weeks are so tough that you begin to submit to the terrifying reality that you will soon have to take this internal thing and make it external!!! Finally, you feel something. Something you haven't felt before. Pain isn't the right word, but it's the first word that comes to mind. Pressure, discomfort, nervousness, doubt. All these emotions come to the surface when you finally realize one thing... This is it! The baby has dropped!
The plan for GoreMade Pizza has always been to have a wood fired pizza oven as the cooking device. It's highly regarded in the business and the heat source is super abundant in our area. Not to mention that it's a completely renewable resource! I'd never had the privilege of using a wood fired pizza oven before and was having trouble finding a way to get in front of one just to know what I'm getting myself into. I was beginning to think I'd have to get a job somewhere that has one just to get to know the art form.
A couple sundays ago, I was invited... actually I invited myself, over to a friend's house who had mentioned having a small wood fired oven in his back yard. I brought 5 dough balls and a bunch of topping over to play. Holy Pizza Pie, you guys... it changed my pizza life!
Nick Gore was a corporate peon by day who just made the leap to full time pizza geek. Follow his path to world class Pizzaiolo right here on the GoreMade Pizza blog. Also, check out the facebook page.