Forni Valoriani UK

From its Lancashire headquarters, Anglo-Italian family firm, Orchard Ovens, pours its Italian heritage and expertise into the provision of authentic wood-fired oven solutions for restaurants and commercial caterers UK-wide.

Andrew and Dino Manciocchi have been the father and son duo behind some of the most prestigious wood-fired oven installations in the UK hospitality sector, including those at The River Café, Harrods, various Jamie Oliver establishments and five-star London hotel, The Ned.

Andrew’s experience in the wood-fired oven market spans 20 years and he is rightfully regarded as the pioneer of the wood-fired oven experience within the UK’s dining out and residential sectors. He has cooked alongside some of the country’s most talented chefs, from Jamie Oliver to Gennaro Contaldo and it is little surprise to find it is a Valoriani oven at the heart of both TV’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and James Martin’s own outdoor kitchen.

The Manciocchis, whose Italian family roots can be found in the charming village of Montelanico in Lazio, have also developed a range of first-class wood-fired oven mobile catering solutions for those running everything from pizza van and horsebox catering businesses to swanky wedding and event catering operations.

Their long-standing personal friendship and trading relationship with Italy’s finest artisan-built, wood-fired oven manufacturers – Valoriani – means British catering and hospitality establishments do not have to settle for anything less than the best, or waste their investment capital on wood-fired ovens unfit for purpose in a commercial setting.