The Wood-Fired Blog

NY Company Sends 1,000 Pizzas to NYC

We’re not alone. From the Wall Street Journal:

PTTISFIELD, N.H. — A New Hampshire pizza maker is lending new meaning to pizza-to-go — sending an oven truck and up to 1,000 pizzas to storm ravaged Rockaway Beach in Queens, N.Y.

Brad Sterl, CEO of Pittsfield-based Rustic Crust, says a truck carrying a wood-fired pizza oven and American Flatbread frozen pizzas will arrive at the Belle Harbor School in Rockaway on Saturday.

I don’t know whose oven this it, but good for Rustic Crust for doing this.

Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims Through Pizza

This story really makes me feel good. I received an email and a photo today from Joseph Pergolizzi, the owner of The Fire Within, our partner in the mobile catering oven market. We’ve worked with Joseph for years, and he was in California just a few weeks ago at FB Expo, where he did a great job of overseeing the cooking and hands-on demo’s.

Joseph was originally from the east coast, and he rallied some friends and four catering pizza oven customers, and they have been making pizza and helping feed people struck by Hurricane Sandy for the past week — all because he thinks it’s the right thing to do. Hey, they use wood, so they don’t even need power or gas.

You can send money to the crew by PayPal to “Peter Seminara” <petersem@earthlink.net> on his cell phone at 201-264-7822. That’s what we did.

Here is the text from Joseph’s email:

This past Saturday in Staten Island.

300 pizzas on Saturday. Not only did we bake at a FEMA / donation site we had cars shuttling your pizza’s into the areas where people didn’t want to leave their homes because of looters.

Fire Within customers from 4 states
New Jersey
New York
Colorado
California