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Forno Bravo Pizza Oven Expo 2015

Aug 24, 2015Posted by Mitch Clark

A Gathering of Wood Fired Oven Enthusiasts

Salinas, CA, August 24, 2015 – Forno Bravo, a leading manufacturer of wood fired pizza ovens, based in Salinas, CA, has announced the Forno Bravo Expo 2015. The Expo, held on the grounds of Talbott Vineyards, is a celebration of pizza ovens, great food and a gathering of wood fired cooking enthusiasts.

WHAT: The Forno Bravo Expo features live cooking demonstrations and seminars with guest chefs, hands-on access to wood fired ovens, oven management tips, food sampling and wine tasting. Guest chefs include:

Peter Reinhart: Winner of four James Beard Awards for his books on bread and pizza. His TED Talk, “The Meaning of Bread” has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, as has his two instructional video courses on Peter is the co-founder of and serves as the site’s host for its video webisodes and for his popular Peter’s Blog posts. Peter is also a baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC, where he lives with his wife Susan.

John Arena: John has worked in the pizza industry for 48 years. He is the co-founder of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas with seven locations. John teaches the nation’s only three-credit university level course on pizzeria history and concept development at the UNLV School of Hospitality.

Brigit Binns: Cookbook author, food blogger, and culinary instructor, Brigit lives and works in the wine country of Central California. She is lucky enough to have turned her passion for food and the outdoors into a career, authoring and co-authoring more than 30 cookbooks. Huffington Post named her blog, Road Foodie, one of the “Best Food and Drink Websites.” She and her husband, actor Casey Biggs (aka “Paso Wine Man”) own and manage Refugio Paso Robles, a culinary retreat/teaching kitchen/luxury vacation rental in the heart of the Central Coast wine region.

Nicky Giusto: Nicky Giusto is a fourth generation miller and baker who grew up in the world of bread. He currently works for The Central Milling Company developing bread programs and providing tech support for their customers, in addition to holding workshops for bakers of all levels. Nicky won Grand Prize in the Artisan Baking category at the 2013 America’s Best Raisin Bread Baking competition and is a current member of The Bread Bakers Guild Team USA.

Todd Fisher: over the last two decades Chef Todd has held several prestigious kitchen posts around the Monterey peninsula, orchestrated lively culinary collaborations, pioneered farm to table dining and traveled the country as the Celebrated Host of “The United States of Bacon” on Discovery Networks. Currently Head Chef of the Historic Monterey Landmark, Tarpy’s Roadhouse, he is also the host of the weekly show “All American Carnivore” on KRML radio and was recently voted “Monterey County’s Favorite Chef”.

Vito Romani: Vito Romani is owner and head chef of Stella’s Pizza Pie, a mobile wood-fired catering company based in Carlsbad, California. From a long line of Sicilians, Vito learned his craft organically as he grew up. After several years in the family casual dining business, he moved in a different direction as a rehabilitation counselor. In mid-2014, with a huge leap of faith, he ordered a mobile oven and launched his dream business. With his boundless energy and passion for food and family, Vito is growing his business into a local success.

Recipe preparation and cooking demonstrations will be conducted in Forno Bravo and Bella Outdoor Living wood fired ovens. The agenda includes cooking demonstrations of pizza and various other foods by guest chefs as well as seminars on dough making and bread baking. Attendees can sample food prepared during the demonstrations and enjoy tasting award-winning wines from Talbott Vineyards.

Forno Bravo is proud to partner with Fire Within, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of mobile wood-fired ovens.  A demonstration trailer will be onsite at the Expo with representatives from Fire Within available to answer questions about mobile catering.  Fire Within provides the tools and training mobile caterers need to succeed and exclusively uses premium Forno Bravo ovens in their production.  The Colorado based company offers 12 models of state of the art mobile wood-fired oven trailers, the Wood Fired University hands on workshop, and a comprehensive business manual, Rolling in the

Sponsors participating in the Expo include: Bianco DiNapoli Tomatoes, Central Milling, GI Metals, LaQuercia Cured Meats, Lodge Manufacturing, Orlando Foods and Whole Foods Monterey, CA.

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Talbott Vineyards, 1380 River Road, Salinas, CA  93908

WHY: The Forno Bravo Expo 2015 is presented for residential and commercial wood fired oven owners, dealers and individuals who are considering the purchase of an oven. Current owners will learn new recipes and techniques for cooking in their ovens by professional chefs. People who are thinking about purchasing an oven will learn how the ovens work and all of the cooking possibilities that come from a wood fired oven.

Admission: Free to attend, due to limited capacity, all attendees must pre-register.

Registration: Attendees must register at .

About the Company:

Forno Bravo is a leading designer and manufacturer of residential and commercial wood fired ovens and fireplaces for the global marketplace. Forno Bravo markets a full line of refractory wood fired ovens that come fully assembled or in kits for do-it-yourself or professional installation. Forno Bravo also markets fully assembled stainless steel wood fired ovens under the Bella Outdoor Living brand. Established in 2003, Forno Bravo is headquartered in Salinas, CA.

Media contact:

Mitch Clark

Marketing Director

Forno Bravo

800-407-5119 ext. 808

Download the PDF:

Forno Bravo Expo 2015 Press Release


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