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2023 Social Media Contest Winners

Jul 31, 2023Posted by cecebeauchamp

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2023 Social Media Photo Contest, who will share over $500 in cash and prizes! Thank you also to everyone who posted and shared photos of your ovens as part of the contest. We had many wonderful entries and the winners were chosen by random drawing from the eligible entries. 

Part of the fun of wood fired cooking is the communal aspect — sharing ideas, laughter, stories, and the art of pizza making with others. All of the entrees have helped to build our community.

On to the winners!

Todd Dunsirn − Casa2G90

Prize: $200 + Residential Dough Box + Forno Bravo Shirt

Todd hails from Wisconsin where he installed a Casa2G90 pizza oven kit at his lake cabin in Minocqua, WI. He worked with contractor Joe Lindeman of Perfectly Built, Inc. on the installation and finishing of his oven.

“If you’re thinking about a pizza oven, check out Forno Bravo. My new go-to pizza dough recipe is the one by Tony Gemignani in his Pizza Bible book.”

Thanks for sharing your build and giving us a shout-out, Todd! The oven looks perfect in your home.

This fireplace and pizza oven combo blends so well!

A little fire, a little wine… bliss!

Ready for dinner

Jen & Adam Rabin − Napolino 70

Prize: $100 + Residential Dough Box

“E & D Pizzeria” is located in Phoenix, AZ at the home of Jen and Adam Rabin. Their family is diving headlong into the fun of the pizza-making world with matching aprons and everything! It is great to see their kids get into the game too.

They’ve been sharing their first pizza-making experience through Instagram Reels and pictures with their friends and family.

Love the personalized Logo on this Napolino

Decked out and ready to bake!

Paul Schambs − Pompeii DIY Brick Oven

Prize:  $50 + Forno Bravo Shirt

Paul S. uses his Pompeii brick pizza oven to feed the whole neighborhood! From the beginning, he has had some difficulties with a neighbor who didn’t like the oven’s smoke, and ultimately took him to court over it, but in 2023, he won the suit and continues to feed his friends with gusto!

Here is his Pizza_forthe_people Instagram post sharing the story:

“Just a brief wrap up on the pizza oven story (also an entry) for a #forno_bravo contest. Started building this wood fired oven in 2016 from plans and the incredible information resource on their website. In 2017, neighbors started to complain about smoke filling their home two houses away. Well, they got the housing department, police, fire, law department, zoning, EPA, health department, division of air quality on us. None of that worked in their favor. In 2021, they found a law firm that filed a civil suit against us. In early 2023, we had a four-day jury trial. We decided not to present any evidence and just rested our case. The eight-member jury decided unanimously in our favor in under twenty minutes.

Now, for the fun things this oven brings everyone together for food and fun. We have cooked everything from artichokes to zucchini. We love the pizza oven and believe firmly that it brings the community together. Our only problem is that everyone wants to come over for pizza (not really a problem.) We are very thankful for everyone’s support! #pizzaisnotacrime

Stucco, cover, and oven racks complete

Hot, Hot, Baby!

Working on the Dome

Serving up the goods


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