As part of our ongoing effort to maintain an organized and efficient manufacturing facility, Wood Stone is committed to Kaizen – the spirit of continuous, small improvements. To that end, Wood Stone employees Jon Rathburn and Kevin Varholla spent an afternoon jamming to music while reorganizing, inventorying supplies, detailing our equipment, and reassembling our test kitchen into a lean, mean, pizza-making machine! Thanks so much to these guys for making Wood Stone an awesome and comfortable place to work!
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One of many locations founded by Top Chef Tom Colicchio, Colicchio & Sons (New York City) specializes in incorporating the finest seasonal and local ingredients to produce top-notch cuisine. This celebrity chef specifically asked for a Wood Stone oven when constructing this restaurant and was eager to put it in the center of his kitchen. As he said, “It’s prominently installed in the restaurant’s tap room, and everything we serve in that part of the restaurant comes from the oven–from whole Daurade to pizzettes to slow-roasted pork shoulder. The chefs love it, the guests love it, and my only regret is that I didn’t get one sooner.”
For more information on Tom Colicchio and his restaurants please visit here!
Giant Eagle supermarkets have been proudly serving communities for over 90 years. It all started when the three founding families, Goldstein/Shapira, Porter and Chait, founded the first “Eagle Grocery” in 1918. Beginning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eagle quickly grew into the “Giant” it is today, with over 400 retail locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and
The Giant Eagle chain–and their new rebranded chain stores, Market District– discovered an opportunity in their prepared foods area to outshine the competition. This opportunity was a “pizza program” designed by Doug Wells the Director of Prepared Foods for the Market District. Once this idea was introduced, corporate chef John Gruver contacted Wood Stone and asked to visit our test kitchen. After one visit to the Wood Stone Test Kitchen, the company left with five new pieces of Wood Stone equipment for the first Market District store alone! As their successful pizza program has expanded, The Market District and Giant Eagle chains have continued buying Wood Stone ovens.
As Wells told Wood Stone’s Phil Eaton, “My feeling about
Wood Stone is if you build it we’ll pretty much buy it.” We think that pretty
much sums up our relationship.
Wood Stone will be highlighting our signature products and taking you on a journey this year at the NAFEM SHOW 2013 in Orlando! Come visit us at booth #664 and walk through our evolution - starting with Wood Stone Oven #1 through the years to our newest partnership, Wood Stone Ideas, which features products utilizing Ohmic Steam Technology.
With over 10,000 installations in 75+ countries worldwide – Wood Stone is the leader in stone hearth and specialty commercial cooking equipment. We have been innovating and changing the way you cook since 1990. See you at the show!
It’s a question we get asked often: “Are your ovens energy efficient?” In one word, YES! But, we have broken down a more detailed explanation via the links below.
- Average Gas Consumption
- More Efficient Heat Transfer with Single Piece Floor
- More Thermal Mass in Floor Yields Greater Heat Retention and Energy Efficiency
- Underfloor Demands Operates only On Demand, Providing Consistency with Efficiency
- Single Piece Dome with Tremendous Thermal Mass
- More Thermal Mass means More Heat Efficiency
Last week we had our friends from Red Door Grill in the kitchen to test out their recipes on everything from our Whatcom GVR to our Mt. St. Helens Charbroiler. A delectable smorgasbord of tacos, prawns, steak, lobster, sliders and ribs came off the grill and were instantly devoured by those of us who were drawn in by the mouth-watering aromas wafting through the halls. If you are in the Kansas City area you – without a doubt, you MUST check this place out as soon as it opens…and then convince them to open a location in Bellingham!
Wood Stone and Greenfield World Trade recently completed a series of service trainings in India and the UAE. J. Mike Miller, Global Service Manager, and Merrill Bevan, Vice President of International Sales, for Wood Stone were joined by Alvin Ganaishlal and Brenden Wright of Greenfield.
During the two week trip that spanned Mumbai, Bangalore and Dubai, 8 different service seminars were completed, training a total of 14 different distributors and service companies. The goal of these seminars was to build national and regional service networks and increase the service response footprint. The result is a network of Wood Stone capable service companies throughout the major metros in India and many 2nd tier markets, as well as a thorough service network in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Wood Stone is very excited about opportunities in the Middle East and India and see these, combined with China and Southeast Asia, as the key emerging hospitality and foodservice markets in the world. This investment in the service infrastructure for those markets is a key aspect of our long term efforts to provide the best sales support in the industry.
Did you know that Wood Stone carries all types of stone hearth and specialty cooking equipment? Although we love our stone hearth pizza ovens, many of our other products are just as fantastic! This time of year our rotisseries get tons of attention (turkey, anyone?) but our Duck Oven is also quite the show-stopper. If you have questions regarding any of Wood Stone’s products, please give our sales team a call at 360.650.1111.
At Wood Stone we love our customers, and when you read more about Malawi’s Pizza, we know you’ll love them, too! For every meal you buy, a nutritious meal is donated to a child in Malawi, Africa. Now there’s a great reason to eat out!! Well, and the gorgeous Fire Deck 9660 installation isn’t bad to look at, either. This image was taken before they opened for business. Best wishes from Wood Stone!
If you are in the Newport Beach area, be sure to check out Tamarind of London and their gorgeous Wood Stone tandoors!
Here’s a snippet from their wesbite:
At Tamarind of London, we are making Indian cuisine accessible to our guest. We do that by artfully integrating California’s robust selection of seasonally fresh and sustainable foods from local farmers, ranchers and fisherman with Indian classics. We offer a sophisticated upscale dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discrete service, tantalizing cocktails and delectable food.