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Old 05-29-2009, 10:29 PM
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Default Mobile oven in a van ( France)

I came across this and thought it was pretty cool. Maybe it will spark ideas for those who need to comply with health regulations at festivals.



This French prefabricated wood fired pizza oven is designed to be installed in a mid sized van.
The oven was assembled in the vehicle by the operator. A regular route is taken each night, clients either ordering on the spot or by cell phone.

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Old 05-30-2009, 12:00 AM
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I love these ovens. They're everywhere in southern France.

Did you have a pizza? Our experience is that French pizza really doesn't compare with Italian pizza, but I guess that's another debate.
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That does look cool! I though ours was pretty compact, but that's an awesome all weather unit!
Our was constructed on a purpose built tandem trailer. We have s/s prep benches, 2 sinks (1 handwashing 1 for utensils) hot water and a cool room. We're pretty self sufficent.

Anyone else out there with a mobile wood oven?
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:49 AM
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That's true, most French pizzas use a thin pastry base and are pretty awful as there's no spring or bubbling crust, but I find the ones from the vans are, in general, much closer to a real Italian pizza... so if you're on holiday in France why not stop at one? You can usually get a beer or soft drink too.
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, 2 sinks (1 handwashing 1 for utensils)
Your health dept must be asleep ( don't wake them up )

I am building a mobile jam making kitchen. Just your basic squished fruit, pectin and sugar. However, I have to have 7 sinks!!!!

1 wash sink
1 rinse sink
1 sanitize sink
1 hand wash sink
1 food prep sink
1 mop sink
1 floor sink

All of the plumbing has requirements about direct and indirect plumbing as well. I must live in one of the most paranoid counties in the US.
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However, I have to have 7 sinks!!!!
Un-Bleeping-Believable!! What good is an immune system if you can't ever put it to use?
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7 sinks sounds more for like a brick and mortar joint. Are you sure the health inspector knows it is a mobile unit

I looked into it here in Louisiana and I would need one 3 compartment sinka and one handwashing sink. BUT i do have to have a way to provide warm water to the hand washing sink...
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7 sinks sounds more for like a brick and mortar joint. Are you sure the health inspector knows it is a mobile unit

I looked into it here in Louisiana and I would need one 3 compartment sinka and one handwashing sink. BUT i do have to have a way to provide warm water to the hand washing sink...
I think all the health inspectors graduated from Paranoid Univeristy. We call them the dept of NO. They act as if they really do not want you to be in business. As far as the warm water... I have to provide a flow rate of 3 gal per minute @ 105 degrees F. I bought a tankless unit that runs on propane and 2 "D" cell batteries. Then I had to get a variance because the unit is located on the outside of the trailer . I think I am going to switch certifications and go with the dept of agriculture. They seem to be much more reasonable.

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Yeah, it's very discouraging to contemplate a bakery business. No wonder why so many don't last - - just to keep up with health inspectors and all that! What a hassle!

I am very interested in building a mobile WFO. We have many opportunities for fundraising here, and I think this would be something new and people would go for it.
SO....as soon as I finish the one in my back yard....we'll get busy on a mobile one....and then by then MAYBE we'll be in a position to start the gutting and renovation of my kitchen and we'll have so much practice at building we'll put one in there!

And, btw, I think this may be my 100th post - what next???

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There are 1000's of taco trucks here in LA. Best tacos come off of these roach coaches.
I'd like to see some wfo trucks around here though... Most pizzas suck in LA.
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