Our Story

Behind The Wild Oven

The Wild Oven’s story starts with a farm in Warwickshire and a whole lot of excitement.

The Wild Oven began when myself and James were on our travels in Northern Italy. We wandered through the cobbled streets of Bormio into the town square, where we discovered a gathering of people around an enthusiastic Italian and his wood fired oven. When we tasted the hot wood fired pizza it became our light bulb moment. It was here that we put together our love and passion for bringing the greatest food from British farms to life with the theatre and romance of the wood fired oven. It was back to our farm in Warwickshire to start the dream. James spent the Winter in the workshop building our first roaming wood fired oven whilst I set about developing recipes and learning how to start a business.

Mastering our craft

In our first year, we spent our Summer travelling around local festivals honing our techniques and learning how to cook with the wood fired oven. It wasn’t long before people were asking us to provide food at their weddings and parties, and before we knew it every weekend we would find ourselves with our ever growing team at someone’s event helping them celebrate.

Remembering James

Sadly our story took a turn, and in 2015 James passed away in a car accident.

James’ death was a great loss, both for us and for everyone who’s life he had touched with his positivity, love, charisma and ability to turn his hand to anything. After a period of mourning I was faced with a choice. Whether to continue with our dream or take another path. It was the with the strength of the team around me that the choices I made allowed The Wild Oven to continue and flourish into what it is today.  The loss of James serves as a reminder to each one of us here at The Wild Oven that life is about enjoying the moments and appreciating the people around you.  Which makes it even more special when we’re able to help others celebrate their special moments and the people that they share them with.

We had the best day ever, and thank you to Wild Oven for being part of it and helping to make it such a success. We had lots of great comments on the food! And the whole set up with the Land Rover looked awesome and just what we hoped for. Please forward our thanks to the team!

TALK TO US ABOUT YOUR EVENT

We would love to talk through menus and styles with you to create your perfect event. We’ll send you a free, no obligation proposal letting you see exactly what we can do for your event and how much it will cost.

Or contact us

The Wild Oven Ltd,
Billesley Manor Farm,
Billesley,
Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire,
B49 6NE
01789 273 212 hello@thewildoven.co.uk