The beginning of this year's pizza season started off with an interesting event for GoreMade Pizza. One of my ingredient providers needed the use of my wood fired oven for a product demonstration at their annual food show. They had an italian pizza chef (who didn't speak a lick of english) flown in to demonstrate a new kind of flour entering the market. I'm not in the business of renting my oven, so I was hesitant at first. In the end, they hired me and the oven and all was well.
Sunday, June 3rd, GoreMade Pizza went out to Powell for its first graduation party from 3:00-6:00 pm, asked to feed 30 people. One of the owners of Via Vecchia Winery, who are gracious enough to allow me to use their Commercial Kitchen for its commissary, had me out with the oven to make pizzas for their son's Graduation Party. It was such an awesome experience, excluding a couple things I'll know for next time.
Saturday, August 13th, 2011, GoreMade Pizza was invited to be the "food vendor" for a mock-festival party at Hockenhaus. From 7-9 pm, I made pizza in Brian's lovely kitchen. By the way, his kitchen totally kicks ass!
I made a total of 8 pizzas over the two hour happy hour. We were trying to figure out how to handle the monetary situation so that brian and I weren't footing the bill for 60 or so people to eat pizza. Brian suggested having a tip jar out for everyone to pay what they want. I was interested in how it would turn out, so we tried it.
It turns out that I got almost exactly what the ingredients cost me, which was awesome. I got to spread the GoreMade name around, got some really positive feedback from practically everyone who tried it out, and I got to step up my production, making more dough at one time that had ever previously been attempted. All of which encourage growth and a better understanding of the goals I am striving for!
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.