CREATING A CONCEPT
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT PIZZA CONCEPT
- IDENTIFY NEEDS
The first step in creating an independent pizzeria concept is to clearly identify your needs. Ask questions such as: will I bake only pizza, or other wood fired dishes; will I provide a takeaway option; how many pizzas per peak session do I want to produce?
- DESIGN WORKFLOW
Evaluate how to best meet your needs on a daily basis. For example, if you wish to bake dishes other than pizza in the oven, consider that you will want an oven that can better handle crockery and metal pans. If providing takeaway, consider that you may want to design a dough for a longer pizza bake time, to firm up the crust for transport. If you wish to produce 400 pizzas in a 3 hour peak time, consider that you will either need a trained chef operating traditional ovens, or 1 rotating oven.
- CHOOSE EQUIPMENT
Once your needs are identified and you know what you require to meet them, it’s time to choose equipment. For this example, you might consider using two Pavesi Traditional ovens side by side – one at a temperature for baked dishes, and the other for pizza. Or you may consider using a rotating oven and finishing baked dishes off in the oven.