Our Story

Too many events involve food that leaves you feeling disappointed, underwhelmed and unsatisfied.  We’re here to change that.

The Wild Oven is a team of people committed to bringing enjoyment and connection to those around us. We do this by bringing our wood fired ovens in classic vehicles to life’s celebrations where we provide raved about food and service that brings people together.

It all begins from our base which is located in our family’s converted dairy. From here we prepare the details and ingredients that enable us to bring fabulous wood fired food to your event.

Research from Oxford University revealed that sharing food enhances the bonds between us alongside increasing our happiness and life satisfaction. We serve food that delivers enjoyment and enhances the connections between all of us and the experiences that we share. The feedback we get from the guests and clients who have enjoyed our food and service confirms this.  If you would like you and your guests to be brought together to share wood fired food to rave about then contact us.

 

Our History

The Wild Oven began in 2012 with a dream to create enjoyment and connection centred around the exciting food that the British farms around us produce. This dream started the journey towards reality when James and I 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.

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 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.

Client Testimonials

Oh my god Ed I can’t thank you enough
Your team were amazing, they really did the best job!

They were so kind and so polite and so helpful too!!

The food was amazing and I really really can’t thank you all enough!!

Can’t wait to do the next one!!

Many thanks
Jessie

Jessie

Event Style: Wedding

Just wanted to send you a massive thank you for being with us on our wedding day. We have received so many comments about your pizzas this weekend. Everyone loved it!

Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime. We will make sure we recommend you always!
Thanks again!

Maddy & David

Maddie & David

Event Style: Evening Food Wedding

You guys absolutely went above and beyond our expectations – the food was superb! Everyone was raving about the pork especially, it was so delicious. The pizza was a big hit too!

Thank you so much for making the day run so smoothly and making it so special – there is nothing we would have changed at all, it was beyond perfect.

All of the planning leading up to the wedding was spot on, especially with the difficulties of rearranging the tasting – thank you for being so accommodating for us, we really appreciate it.

Good luck for the rest of the year!

Jonathan and Lyndsey

Jonathan & Lyndsey

Event Style: Wedding

I couldn’t recommend The Wild Oven highly enough…from the incredible tasting afternoon where we were able to try anything and everything on the menu to the flawless execution on our wedding day, Zoe and the team were outstanding. The food was simply amazing; rustic sharing platters, sharing feasts, wood-fired pizzas and toasted marshmallows – we received countless compliments from our guests. The staff on the day were always smiling, polite and followed our every instruction, making sure it was the day we had hoped for. You will not regret using The Wild Oven, they are so much more than a catering company and we would use them again without hesitation.

 

Thank you Zoe & all.

Patrick Reade

Event Style: Wedding

A great choice for pizza and petrol heads alike! (Or if you simply like great food and service)

We used The Wild Oven team to cater the christening of our two children. Everyone loved it. Including my 102 year old grandma. She had never had pizza before, so as her first she was overwhelmed with how delicious they were. Kirsty and Charlie were fabulous, and to arrive home after church to see the Land Rover on our drive was amazing – And a huge weight off. Cracking from first contact with Ed, to the tidy up!

Charlotte Woodcock

Event Style: Christening

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.

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The Wild Oven Ltd,
Billesley Manor Farm,
Billesley,
Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire,
B49 6NE
01789 765 765 hello@thewildoven.co.uk