Training to be a Pizza Chef

The popularity of pizza has been underlined by the opening of a ‘unique’ pizza cookery school at Worthing College, exclusively authorised by the Regione Campania, the most important district council in the home of

Di Scala Kicking On Successfully With Valoriani

It’s not every day that an elite sportsperson uses their World Championship winnings to help fund a dream, of which a Valoriani commercial wood-fired pizza oven becomes a key part, but that’s precisely what

Valoriani Training Solves Pizza Chef Crisis

Pizzerias across the UK are shouting out one message at present and that can be summed up in three words, ‘Pizza chefs required.’ The national shortage of hospitality-sector staff, estimated at 117,000 workers between

Why the £99 Pizza Oven Has Been Good for Business

After many years of seeing cheap pizza ovens flood the market, as me-too wood-fired ovens apeing Valoriani garden ovens and seeking to capitalise on the headway we had made in the UK since first

Bonfire Night the Pizza Oven Way

If your house is normally a hive of activity on Bonfire Night, with food served up out of your kitchen oven to warm up the troops in between rocket launches and Catherine Wheels, despair

How Wood Ovens Fired Up Pompeii

Wood ovens have been used by bread bakers for very many centuries. India has its tandoor ovens, in use there since 2600 BC. The Babylonians, Egyptians and Israelites made flatbreads, until starving Egyptians accidentally

How to Turn Your Wood-fired Oven into a Barbecue

If you dive into the world of Tuscan cuisine, you will quickly discover statements like “Tuscans love to grill” and a plethora of recipes which demonstrate what it is that they love to put

Getting Wood-Fired up for Ferragosto

The August Bank Holiday in the UK is looming but, for Italians, the highlight of summer celebration – Ferragosto – is just around the corner.  Saturday, August 15, will see wood-fired pizza ovens lit

Extend Your Hospitality Season

Extend Your Hospitality Season Outdoors Battling Covid Impacts the Pizza Oven Way Covid-19 has thrown up all sorts of challenges for the UK hospitality and tourism sectors, particularly as much of the traditional ‘season’

Andrews Pizza Dough

Inspired by – Italian Pizza Champion Michele Croccia – Salerno Please Note: All measurements are as quoted by Michele with conversions from metric to imperial (UK) and vice versa in brackets () where required.

Get Your Pizza Oven Fired up for National Pizza Day

One of the highlights of the wood-fired oven calendar, National Pizza Day, takes place on a Sunday this year, making it an ideal opportunity, on February 9, to get together with friends and enjoy

Use a Separate Wood-fired Oven to Respect Vegans

Veganuary 2020 – the annual celebration of veganism that sees thousands of Brits give up meat and dairy in January – has recently come to an end. Despite this being just a month-long dietary

New Year’s Eve Traditions Italian-style

New Year’s Eve in Italy is a really big deal. Unsurprisingly, given Italy’s love of food, celebrations are centred around eating and focus on gathering friends and family around the table, so all can

Get Fruity with Wood Fired Cooking

Cooking with wood is more versatile than you might think. Usually, when cooking, the best woods to use are dry hardwoods such as oak, maple and ash, but if you want to inject some

Design Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza Palace

If you fancy yourself a bit of an architect and love a home design project, why not make 2020 the year in which you put together garden design plans that incorporate a superb Valoriani

Globe-trotting with a Wood-fired Oven

Valoriani wood-fired ovens are versatile cooking appliances, whether you are a home cook or a top chef aiming to follow in the steps of Valoriani owners such as Jamie Oliver or the River Café’s

The Toppings a Wood-Fired Oven Chef Cannot Ignore

The world of wood-fired pizza is absolutely topping. What was a relatively humble dish – a dough base carrying often just a tomato sauce and cheese for many – has been transformed by both

Five reasons to gift your garden a pizza oven

The sun’s out, so Prosecco anyone? How about a slice of pizza cooked the traditional and authentic Italian way, in a first-class Valoriani wood-fired oven? It’s definitely the hottest trend for outdoor living and,

Valoriani Customer Competes in the Pizza Olympics!

The team at Valoriani UK is delighted to learn that one of our customers has turned dedicated ‘pizzathlete’ and is heading to Naples this week, seeking to bag gold for his Suffolk town of

Capitalise on the pop-up pizza phenomenon!

Pop-up dining is on the increase with more hospitality businesses than ever choosing to make the most of the summer months by creating a new food offering for their customers. To support this growing

Festa della Repubblica

In 1946 the Italian republic was born. It marks the day the Italian people voted to abolish the monarchy and it’s now written in the country’s constitution that there will never be a monarch

Unlimited options for dining and entertaining

Few meals beat the taste of a wood-fired pizza so if you’re in the market for upgrading or revamping your kitchen, why not consider the Valoriani Fornino Cucina UK 60 as an addition to

Get the Wood-Fired Oven’s Version of a Ferrari!

With Ferrari engines roaring to the front of F1 grids again and young Leclerc making headlines, Valoriani UK is urging Brits to put the same emphasis on speed when it comes to their wood-fired
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Give Dad a New ‘Baby’ For Father’s Day!

If you have a father who loves to cook outdoors and who has really gone the extra mile for you over the years, why not buy him much more than a pinny this Father’s

The Ultimate Wood-Fired Pizza Oven For Christmas

Many homeowners and commercial enterprises wanting the ultimate wood-fired pizza oven this Christmas are typically unaware that our Fornino Al Fresco 60 and Fornino Al Fresco 75 wood ovens come in a choice of

Christmas Dinner – the Valoriani Wood-Fired Oven Way!

Typically, when you hear the words ‘wood fired oven’ you usually associate them with the perfectly cooked, authentic-tasting pizza we are all so fond of when dining in the Mediterranean. However, wood fired ovens

Wood-fired Oven Lentils for a Lucky 2019

Think pizza is all you can cook in a wood-fired oven? Well, if you use your imagination (and our recipe) you can not only cook something different, but also engineer a little bit of

New Wood Fired Pizza Oven To Be Big Christmas 2018 Hit

Valoriani UK – the Rolls-Royce of wood-fired pizza oven manufacturers – has launched a second and larger version of its hugely popular wood-fired baby ‘starter’ oven, the Fornino, and can hardly keep up with

Wood-fired Oven King Launches Random Acts of Kindling Day

To round-off October’s national Pizza Month, artisan-built pizza oven supplier, Valoriani UK, has  launched a corporate social responsibility-focused initiative that will see the USA’s National Pizza Day become the UK’s ‘Random Acts of Kindling
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In Search Of The Best Pizza In Milan!

Things to do in Milan When you think of Milan your thoughts immediately turn to fashion and Haute couture, a city full of “the beautiful people” dressed immaculately as they go about their daily

10 Pizza-Oven Related Items You May Not Be Familiar With

Restaurants, cafés and homeowners buying a Valoriani wood-fired pizza oven sometimes struggle with some of the terminology around them, so here are a few pointers that may just help.   ‘OO’ or ‘Doppio Zero’

Wood-Fired Maestros Give Pizzerias World Cup Solace

Valoriani UK, suppliers of Italy’s finest wood-fired pizza ovens, has stepped in to reduce the anguish of all those UK pizzeria owners who have been robbed of any World Cup joy – and possibly

Blackpool Wood-fired Pizza Restaurant Enjoys Winning Ways

We were extremely proud when one of our Valoriani owners – Blackpool-based eatery ‘Italio’ – became the first winner of a ‘Woody’ – an award created by restaurant wood and charcoal supplier, Logs Direct,
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Lancashire Life Features Our Wood-Fired Oven Story

The team here at Valoriani UK are delighted with a feature article in this month’s glossy lifestyle magazine, Lancashire Life, which runs under the title of ‘Preston’s Pizza Pioneer’. The article, in the Spring

Why does a wood fired oven need a chimney?

It’s about more than wood fired oven aesthetics! This is a question that we are frequently asked by our customers, often because they feel the aesthetics of a wood fired oven look better without