Picture the age old scene, protective ‘dad’ stood behind the barbecue, allowing little involvement from anyone else. Where’s the fun in that?

It’s no surprise pizza parties are becoming increasingly popular for the summer, for starters they’re fun for all the family, not just ‘dad’ – fancy getting involved? Say hello to Woody Oven!

Meet the co-founders of Woody Oven, John and James, best pals with big dreams…

Growing up in Altrincham, their bromance began at school, and they have been inseparable ever since, creating the Woody concept back in 2020 and officially launching the following year.

“James loves cooking and I’m really into designing products, so during lockdown, we decided to combine our loves and experience together – we kind of started the business on a whim!” John says.

“We started with 30 units, which sold out immediately,” he continues, “we reinvested everything to create 100 units, which sold out before they even landed! In 2021 we were pretty much never in stock – it’s amazing and overwhelming to know that people want something you’ve created.”

With demand increasing and the brand growing, it was a natural step for Woody Oven products to expand. All products are based around the one hero pizza oven, but the brand has since added associated oven accessories, and an authentic ingredients section.

“We want to provide the whole package for our customers on their pizza making journey. The most authentic pizza ingredients aren’t really available in a standard supermarket. We offer only the best, Italian sourced selection of cheese, hot honey and double zero flour.”

Big brand partnerships are in the pipeline too, with the Woody team creating a bespoke recipe to compliment beer brand Old Speckled Hen’s ales.

The company not only offers the perfect customer experience with 24/7 support and a three year warranty, but their sustainable element also sets them apart from the competition.

“We plant 10 trees for every oven we sell, and we replenish the fuel we use,” John concludes, “we believe businesses should be conscious of their impact on the environment, so we’ve partnered with Earthly! to ensure our impact is minimised and to make a real difference for nature, wildlife, the less fortunate and future generations.”

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